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Robert Jensen

April 26, 1928 — September 9, 2014

Life Story for Robert Lamar Jensen

Dr. Robert L. Jensen, 86, of Hailey, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in Gooding, Idaho at De Sano Place Assisted Living due to Alzheimer Disease.

Robert was born April 26, 1928 in Bend, Oregon to Lowell Jensen and Helen McLaughlin Jensen. He attended Catholic grade school and graduated from Bend High School. After graduation, he attended Portland University for four years, then the University of Oregon Dental School where he graduated in 1955 as an Honor Student.

He married Delores “Punky” Twombly June 26, 1954 in Portland, Oregon.

Upon graduating he was served in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years. Later they settled in San Jose, California. Punky and the children moved to Pinecrest, California where the children began ski racing. Bob would spend four days at his dental practice in San Jose, then come to the mountains for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They later moved to Hailey, Idaho to enjoy skiing the greatest mountain. He bought Dr. Art Richard’s dental practice in Sun Valley where he practiced until retiring in 1994.

Bob loved skiing and fly fishing at Silver Creek. He was very active at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum.

Surviving family is his wife Punky Jensen; children Christopher (Mary) from Swiss Home, Oregon; Joelle (Mickey) Rathsam from Hermitage, Tennessee; Kirk Jensen from Hailey, Idaho; Tia Jensen from Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren Sarah (Bryan) Sarfati, Ryan (Cathy) Rathsam, Amanda (William) Britton and Wesley Jensen; great-grandchildren Nora, Wyatt and Penelope.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother Helen, his father Lowell and son Mathew.

The family gives many, many thanks for the loving care from everyone at De Sano Place and Hospice.

The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 22, 2014 at Our Lady of the Snows, with Father Justin Brady officiating.

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