Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Jensen was born on January 5, 1923 in Hooper, Nebraska to parents. Roscoe and Edna (Row) Soles. She died on April 12, 2005 at her home in Silverton at the age of 82. She was raised and attended school in S. Dakota. Betty was united in marriage to Howard M. Jensen in S. Dakota. They moved their family from S. Dakota to Silverton in 1954. They owned and operated Jensen’s Texaco Station from 1954 until 1972 on the corner of James and Pine Streets. Betty worked at the 88 cent store for 15 years in downtown Silverton. She then worked as a Floor Lady for Nor-Pac Foods at the Brooks, Oregon Plant for 12 years. She retired in 1987. She enjoyed playing cards, canning, quilting, crocheting, and most of all she loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to sporting events to watch her children and grandchildren participate as well as watching baseball on TV. She is survived by her sons: John Jensen of Silverton, Everett Jensen of Sublimity and Jerold and wife Connie Jensen of Silverton; daughters: Dorothy Jensen of Oakland, California, Bev and husband Buzz Huber of Silverton, Edna Thomas of Salem, Betty and husband Robert Scharer of Silverton and Judy Jensen of Silverton; Sisters, Ruth and husband Melvin Davis of Silverton, Gladys Richardson of Castro Valley, California, Jean Lisle of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; 4 nieces and 2 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Jensen in 1997 and her parents.
A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2005 and graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Miller Cemetery, Silverton. Vault interment will follow.
Those who wish may make contributions in Betty’s memory to the Willamette Valley Hospice or the Silverton Hospital Foundation c/o Unger Funeral Chapel, 229 Mill St., Silverton, OR 97381.