In Memory

Irvin Jensen

Irvin H. Jensen, 69, of Santa Maria, passed away July 9, 2009 in his home, surrounded by his family.  Irvin was born on January 1, 1940 in Santa Maria, CA to Irving and Katherine (Vertrees) Jensen.  Irvin was born, raised, educated,and lived his entire life in Santa Maria, CA.  He graduated from Santa Maria HighSchool in 1959 and took courses at Allan Hancock College.  Irvin served our country in Vietnam in 1965 through 1966.  Irvin worked as a heavy equipment mechanic until his retirement.  Irvin enjoyed gardening and attending to his orchard.  He also enjoyed taxiing his grandsons around town.

Irvin is survived by his son, Shawn Jensen and wife Jeanette: grandsos, Trey Jensen and Kiley Jensen: mother, Katherine Jensen; brothers, Irving Jensen Jr. and Gary Jensen.  Irvin was preceded in death by his son, Irvin Jensen Jr.; father Irving Jensen; and sister, Ardella Boose.


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08/18/09 04:49 AM #1    

Bill McCraw (Fairfax)

The Jensen twins lifted weights as I did my whole life and Pee Wee the smaller twin was the strongest Olympic style lifter. I was friends with Irvin whom I always chose to be on my teams for pickup games as they both were quite athletic. They were both quiet and modest but trust me nobody messed with the twins because they were so muscular. I was a skinny kid then like a lot of us but I went on to compete in lifting and bodybuilding and to coach members of the United States national teams in several sports including Olympic Weightlifting. Part of my inspiration to train was the Jensen boys. Rest in peace. Bill Fairfax (formerly McCraw).

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