LAWRENCE - Margaret Adessa Ramage Jensen passed on to another stage in her life on Feb. 26, 2002 due to a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's and cancer.
Mom was born Nov. 10, 1919 in Lawrence to Susannah Will-stead and John G. Ramage. On Aug. 19, 1939, she married her soul mate, Melvin F. Jensen, which was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple for time and all eternity.
Mom was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a strong testimony of the gospel which she loved. She held many callings in the church in Relief Society, Sunday School and Primary. She has earned her place in God's highest kingdom.
She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, quilting and cooking.
She was a faithful soldier to her husband, working right beside him on the farm while raising a family.
She is leaving behind her loving husband of 62 years, Melvin F. Jensen; a sister, Edna (Carrol) Cullum; one daughter, Judy (Paul) Giles; one son, Darrol (Margo) Jensen; a daughter-in-law, Joan Souza; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. Mom was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers and sisters; and two sons, James and Leon.
What a marvelous reunion they are having.
Until we meet again, keep the home fire burning.
Friends may call for a visitation Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington 5th LDS Ward Chapel, located at 115 South 400 East. A viewing will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow in the Lawrence City Cemetery.
We, as a family, would like to express our many thanks to the doctors, nurses, people of hospice and county health for their love and care. And thanks also to her granddaughter, Kendahle, who lived with her grandparents, devoting her love in taking care of them.
HELPER- John Spensko, age 88, passed away Feb. 27, 2002 at St. Joseph Villa in Salt Lake City.
He was born June 27, 1913 in Sunnyside to Leopold and Annie Carban Spensko. Married Ann Slavensky Dec. 24, 1936 in Price and their marriage was later blessed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Ann died on Jan. 28, 1996.
Member of the Catholic Church. John was a longtime resident of Carbon County, where he had a multitude of wonderful friends and family. He was a retired member of the UMWA Spring Canyon Local 1681 with 45 years of service.
John loved to play the harmonica, accordion, and had a special love for "Polka." He was a past member of the Slovenian Lodge and Price Elks Lodge.
John enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be dearly missed by his family and a community of friends.
Survived by daughter, Mary Ann Nelson, Park City; son, John Ron Spensko, Spring Glen; four grandchildren, Tami (Steve) Gindrat, Laurel (Brian) Kitts, Shane (Suzie) Spensko, Chance (Becky) Spensko; 11 great-grandchildren, Jared, Jessica, Koji, Lauryl, Heather, Taylor, Emily, Lindsey, Steve, Mitch and Allison. Preceded in death by parents; four brothers, Leo, Rudy, Louis, Alfonsie; sister, Anna; and son-in-law, Charlie Nelson.
Funeral Mass Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Family and friends are welcome to gather at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the Mass on Saturday. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Robin Ann Busio was tragically taken from us in a freak automobile accident Feb. 8, 2002 in Grand Junction, Colo.
Robin was born on Oct. 23, 1959 to Joseph and Barbara Busio in Helper.
She was married to Ned Rockwell and later divorced.
She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Russell Rockwell, Fruita, Colo.; father, Joseph Busio, Helper; mother, Barbara Battison, Salt Lake City; grandmother, Elseanna Daniels, Clifton, Colo.; numerous uncles and aunts. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Peter Busio and Caroline Busio; aunts, Mitzi Marinos, Mandy Evans; uncles, Peter Busio Jr., George Milkovich, Hugh Jaramillo and Elmer Evans.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Grand Junction, Colo.
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