Vivian Jensen

12/12/2012

Vivian M. Jensen, 94, a former longtime resident of Goodland, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

Vivian M. Jensen, 94, a former longtime resident of Goodland, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.

She was born July 21, 1918, in Goodland, to Luella M. (Sperry) and James A. Amos. She graduated from Sherman Community High School in 1936.

On Aug. 4, 1938, she married Wayne E. Jensen in Goodland. They owned and operated Jensen Motor Company of Goodland throughout their married life. He died suddenly in 1974. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald Amos; and a sister, Margaret Amos Stuart.

Mrs. Jensen worked at the Goodland Arts Center from 1985 until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Goodland Arts Council, Sherman County Historical Society and Goodland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Hobbies that she enjoyed were playing golf, square dancing and gardening.

She moved from Goodland to Garden City in March 2011.

Survivors include a son, Ron Jensen and his wife Janis of Parker, Colo.; a daughter, Tracey Homm and her husband Mike of Garden City; two grandchildren, Marni and her husband Sean McMillan, and Wayne Erik Jensen and his wife Valerie; and two great-granddaughters, Reese McMillan and Audrey Jensen.

Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. MT Thursday at Koons Chapel in Goodland, with burial following at Goodland Cemetery. A reception tea honoring Vivian's life will be held at the Goodland Arts Center following the burial.

Friends may share their respects from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the chapel. Memorials may be designated to the Goodland Arts Center and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555.

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