MALAD — Rhea Lusk Jenson, 82, of Malad City, passed away September 24, 2001, at Oneida County Hospital.
Rhea was born June 12, 1919, near New Canyon, above Malad, to Thomas J. and Marie Williams Lusk. She grew up with four sisters and one brother, schools at Malad.
On October 22, 1940, she married A. Vernon Jenson of Arbon Valley. They were later sealed in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Rhea was a busy mother of three and kept two homes established, one in Malad and the other on the farm in Arbon Valley. Vernon and Rhea ran the family farm in Arbon until 1988, when Vernon retired.
Rhea enjoyed many hobbies: quilting, sewing and especially growing her own fruits, flowers and vegetables, which she often exhibited at the county fair. She had been active in the LDS Church, holding many positions in the Third Ward in Malad and the summer branch in Arbon. Rhea particularly loved her position as a Beehive teacher for 13 years, and kept in touch with her former students.
Most of all, she enjoyed her family and extended family of friends and neighbors. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Rhea was a joy to be around, and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her three children, Thomas V. Jenson, Alice (Monte) Thomas, all of Malad, and Valaree J. (Kenneth) Estep of Arbon Valley; seven granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren, three girls and five boys; one brother, Thomas H. Lusk, Mt. Pleasant, Utah; and two sisters, Mary (Orrin) Husby, Hurricane, Utah, and Margaret Larsen, Clearfield, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, her parents, and her sisters La Vena Christensen and Donna Vhe Buttars.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Sixth Ward LDS Chapel, 400 N. 200 W, Malad City, Idaho. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Concluding services will be at the Malad City Cemetery
In Loving Memory of
RHEA LUSK JENSON
Born June 12, 1919 Malad, Idaho
Died September 24, 2001 Malad City, Idaho
FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday September 27, 2001 – 1:00 p.m. Malad 6th LDS Ward Chapel Counselor Larry Thomas, officiating
CASKET BEARERS Brent K. Grote Kyle D. Hardman Roger Tovey Steven Frait David Jenson Joseph C. Jenson II
Family Prayer Clark V. Anderson
Prelude & Postlude Maurine Anderson
Invocation Rodney Jenson
Life Sketch Joseph C. Jenson
Vocal Duet “How Great Thou Art”
by Clay and Janna McKee accompanied by Lorie Blaisdell
Speaker Patriarch Lon W. Corbridge
Vocal Solo “I Have A Garden ”
by Lorie Blaisdell accompanied by Clay Mckee
Remarks Larry Thomas
Benediction Dean Blaisdell
Concluding Service – Malad City Cemetery
Dedicatory Prayer Thomas H. Lusk
HONORARY BEARERS Scott Vernon Guy Larsen Dale Anderson Donald Jay Christensen T.F. Lusk Cal Wayne Christensen
Compassionate services provided by the Malad LDS 6th Ward Relief Society sisters, Jean Smith, president