Earl Robert Jensen, an unpretentious man with a quick wit, died on Wednesday, March 17th, 2014. Bob forged a 93-year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion and wisdom. His spirit is carried on by his children, grandchildren and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Bob is at last reunited with his wife, Goldie Ann (Ables) and oldest son Robert Wade Jensen.
Bob grew up during the Great Depression and bravely served his country during WWII. He knew the meaning of sacrifice, both in terms of material possessions and of real blood, sweat and tears. He was loyal, patriotic and level headed: one of the last of our “Greatest Generation” ever.
Bob loved Spam meat, Velveeta cheese, black licorice, smart women, football, Ford trucks and Jack Daniels; not necessarily in that order. He wasn’t fond of rules, he loved animals and never let anyone know when he did a good deed. He was a hard rock miner and adventurer with a passion for nature, history and travel. Bob was great at entertaining children, hunting, roasting pine nuts, searching for hidden treasures, and making everyone feel appreciated. Bob loved to tell stories and a person could be assured that fifty percent of his story was true. However, a person never really knew which fifty percent was true. Marshall Matt Dillon, Ben Cartwright and John Wayne are his TV heroes and Bob is the hero of his family.
The family would like to thank the VA Hospital staff in Reno and his care givers who took great care of him.