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JoAnn L. Jensen

December 29, 1928 - July 14, 2018



JoAnn L. Jensen passed away peacefully on Saturday July 14, 2018 with family by her side.
She was born to Elsie and Herbert Keeker on Dec. 29, 1928 in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska. She married the love of her life Luther Lynn Jensen in 1955 in Salem. They lived in southern California for many years and returned to Salem in 1977. They had three loving daughters. JoAnn was dedicated to her children in all aspects of their lives. She lived six years at Bonaventure Senior Living and recently lived with her daughter Debra. She was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church. JoAnn was a loving and generous individual who touched the lives of all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband. JoAnn is survived by her daughters Dayna Marsha (Terry), Debra Stills (Danny), Kristine Lingmai (Santos) and six grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Justin, Amy, Katie, Marissa (Jimmy) and Kelly (Susan), her sisters Bernice Poppitz and Betty Knode, her brother Garland Keeker (Martha) and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, July 20, 2018 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
Service to be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 1350 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301 at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Remembrances may be offered to St. John Lutheran Church or a charity close to your heart.

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Aunt JoAnn was the definition of a super Aunt, loving funny, understanding and always there with an open mind and open heart. Although miles separated me from her most of my life she had a special place in my heart.  I will never forget my first airplane trip was to visit her Uncle Lynn and  my cousins in their very beautiful home in Sierra Madre, with my Grandma.  I loved the view from their home over looking Los Angelas, and have always thought that was the moment I decided at 10 years old someday I would live in a home with a view of a city.  Thank you Aunt JoAnn for opening my view of the world at a young age. 

Love Kiimie!