Paul LaVar Jensen

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Paul LaVar Jensen

Birthplace: Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Death: January 05, 2014 (73)
Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States (3rd degree burns)
Place of Burial: Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Andrew Jensen and Mildred Annie Jensen
Ex-husband of Marcia LaVae Abramowski ( Ackerman)
Father of Debra Kay Jensen Hansen; JaNell Jensen Ishmael; Gerene Mae Jensen Mason; Christopher Paul Jensen; Jerid Paul Jensen and 1 other
Brother of Ricard Douglas Jensen; Private; Kay Henry Jensen; Merrill Andrew Jensen and Jack DeVon Jensen

Managed by: Marcia LaVae Abramowski ( Ackerman)
Last Updated:

About Paul LaVar Jensen

Paul LaVar Jensen


  • Married: (1) Marcia Ackerman, on October 24, 1958 in Manti, Utah, United States. Mother of all his children.
  • Married: (2) Rockee Starr, July 22, 1998, in Richfield, Utah, United States. (No Children)

Children with Marcia Ackerman

  • Debra Kay Jensen, born May 22, 1960 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • JaNell Lavae Jensen, born May 13, 1962 in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, (died in a car accident) on on September 10, 1982
  • Gerene Mae Jensen, born October 1, 1964 in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Christopher Paul Jensen, born December 11, 1971 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Jerid Paul Jensen, born August 03, 1975 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, United States
  • Karleen JaNae Jensen, February 23, 1980 in St George, Utah, United States

Paul LaVar Jensen Obituary

Paul LaVar Jensen,73, of Manti, Utah, passed away on January 5, 2014 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, from severe burns sustained in a farming accident. He was born February 4, 1940 in Manti, to Richard A. and Mildred A. Lowry Jensen and was raised on the Jensen Family Farm in Sterling, Utah with his five brothers: Ricky, Raymond, Kay, Merrell, and Jack Jensen. At the age of 18, he enlisted into the US Navy and served his time on the USS Aludra, spending time in many places, the most memorable being Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

Paul married Marcia Ackerman, October 24, 1958 in Manti. They spent many years together and had six children. They are both preceded in death by their daughter, Janell La Vae Ishmael, who died of a car accident in 1982. A short while later they divorced.

After a time, he married Rockee Starr, July 22, 1998, in Richfield, Utah, and lived the rest of his life by her in Arizona and Colorado.

Paul was a jack-of-all-trades, owning many businesses and farms in his lifetime. He loved and took great pride in his work. He was great at giving advice and teaching his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids life lessons. He loved fishing, hunting, and being outdoors as well as spending time with loved ones.

His biggest joys were his family, his work, and his religion.

He is survived by his wife, Rockee, Walsh, CO; children: Debra (Gary) Hansen, Richfield, UT; Gerene (Kenny) Mason, St. George, UT; Christopher Jensen, Phoenix, AZ; Jerid (Adina) Jensen, Minot, ND; and Karlee (Matt) Welch, St. George, UT; stepchildren: Keith (Cheryl) Starr, Richfield, UT; Summer Jolley, Elkhart, KS; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers: Ricky Jensen, St. George, UT; Raymond (Pamela) Jensen, Tooele, UT; Merrell Jensen, Salt Lake City, UT; Jack (Susan) Jensen, American Fork, UT.

Also preceded in death by parents; brother, Kay (Phyllis) Jensen; sister-in-law, Faye Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richfield 10th Ward Chapel, 700 West 200 South. Friends may call Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, Richfield; and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the ward chapel. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Manti City Cemetery with military rites by the Manti American Legion Post #31. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at


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Paul LaVar Jensen's Timeline

February 4, 1940
Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
May 13, 1962
Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States
January 5, 2014
Age 73
Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States
January 11, 2014
Age 73
Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, United States