Evelyn Beatrice “Bea” (nee Austin)
August 17, 1926 – Eugene, Oregon
July 14, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Bea Jensen (nee Austin) passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the age of 86 years, surrounded by her loving son Merle Jensen (Diann) and grandchildren, Katharine and Alannah Jensen, all of Calgary and her loving daughter Lorna Jensen of Sylvan Lake, AB, and in spirit with her grandson Reece (Sarah) Jensen-Stilling and great-grandson Maysn Jensen-Stilling of Red Deer, AB.
Bea is also survived by her brother Eugene “Gene” (Carol) Austin of Red Deer; special friend Lloyd Hughes of Mayerthorpe, AB; and several nieces and nephews and their families and loving friends.
Bea was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised near Sylvan Lake, AB. Besides the farm where she was raised, Bea also spent part of her earlier life in Turner Valley, Vancouver and then Benalto, where she met and married Moss. Bea and Moss moved to Red Deer, where they raised their family. Bea moved to Sylvan Lake in 2005 with her daughter Lorna and enjoyed family, friends and visits. She moved into the “Manor” in Eckville, AB in July 2013 where she was happy until injuries from a fall resulted in her transfer to the Foothills Medical Centre on July 11, 2013.
Bea worked for many years as a nurse at Michener Centre in Red Deer. She loved playing cards and socializing with family and friends. Her home was always open to anyone young or old. A huge fan of the “Price is Right,” she was thrilled to be treated to a live show in Calgary this spring by her grandson Reece and she got to sit close enough to see the wheel. Bea will be sadly missed by all who loved her.
Bea was predeceased by her husband Moss Jensen; infant son Larry Alan Jensen; infant brother Orley; brothers, William “Dick” and Harold Luther “Lute” Austin and sister Rosie Poffenroth.
A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through
In living memory of Bea Jensen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,
Chapel of the Bells,
2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6