Roger Vern Jensen, age 84, passed away unexpectedly at Davis Hospital in Layton on January 1, 2020.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 3, 1935 to Ulysses E. and Annie Edwards Jensen.
He attended grade school in Fairview, Utah where he lived with his parents. He later moved to Sunnyside, Utah when he was 14 and his dad was working in the mines. Roger joined the Air Force with some of his buddies during his junior year of high school. He served from 1954 to 1957 where two years were spent in Japan. While in Japan he suffered a severe leg injury when a jet exploded on the run way nearly taking his leg off. He spent six months in the hospital while they saved his leg. Roger met his future wife, Yvonne Korfanta while they were teenagers. They lived across the street from each other in Sunnyside. After he was discharged from the service he returned home to live with his parents. He dated Yvonne for years and married her on September 26, 1959 at her home. They lived a while in Sunnyside and eventually went to Dutch John for two years while they were building the Flaming Gorge Dam. They returned to East Carbon after it was finished. He worked for US Steel for 23 years at Horse Canyon in the warehouse. When the mines shut down he retired and kept house and home together while his wife worked. He enjoyed spending time with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed looking for arrow heads. He always had a little dog and took walks with them every day. Roger took very good care of his wife who became disabled seven years ago. He was a good caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Yvonne; daughter, Lisa Petersen; son, Michael Jensen, both of Clinton, Utah; 2 grandchildren whom he adored, Michele (Brady) Bailey Parry, No. Ogden; Dylan Petersen, Clinton; great grandchildren, Keelii and Aidyn Spendlove, Harper J. and Cru Roger Parry; long time best friend Hayden Hunter, Price; brother, Russell (Sherrie) Jensen and their family, all of Yuma, Arizona; and a community of friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Ulysses.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Castleview Hospital, East Carbon Ambulance, Rocky Mountain Care and Davis Hospital.
Per Rogers’ request there will be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.