Emma Lorene Jenson of Denton, Texas passed away on Sunday, June, 9, 2013. She was born on October 22, 1918 to George and Emma Mehlhorn of Oakdale, Tennessee. She moved to Denton after high school and worked or Kimball-Diamond Milling Company. It was there she met and later wed Murray Jenson upon his return from World War II. They were married for 67 years. Lorene was a homemaker raising four children before taking a position at the North Texas State University (now UNT) print shop. She also worked during elections as a voting precinct chair and continued to work part-time until age 80 during registration at UNT. She was a member of First United Methodist Church since 1947 and a longstanding member of the United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Jenson is preceded in death by her husband and parents. She is survived by four children and their spouses: George M. Jenson and wife Pat from Plano, Texas, James P. Jenson and wife Belinda from Rowlett, Texas, Jan Nelson and husband Scott from Denton, Texas, and Anne Henry and husband George from Lexington, Kentucky. She had eight grandchildren: Teri, Gina, Kevin, Amy, Justin, Carrie, Kim, and Rhonda, and nine great grandchildren. Other survivors include: sister, Maxine Hagan of McKinney, Texas, two sisters-in-law, Muriel Jenson of Granbury, Texas and Geraldine Jenson of Clifton, Texas, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Denton Funeral Home, 120 South Carroll Blvd., will conduct funeral arrangements. Visitation will be at 11:00-12:30 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 with internment at Roselawn Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., and a memorial service immediately following at the Carriage House, 1357 Bernard Street, Denton, Texas at 2:00 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust Street, Denton, Texas 76201, or Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas 76708.
The family would like to thank the Carriage House staff for their wonderful care during the time Mr. and Mrs. Jenson were residents.