My name is Mary Ann Whitehead Overson and this blog is dedicated to all the amazing men and women who came before me: my ancestors. I also want to acknowledge my father, Armand Toyn Whitehead, who is the person responsible for a lot of the content in this blog; my dad has spent countless hours collecting and preserving photos and histories, and preserving them on the computer so that they can be handed down for generations. Thank you, Dad!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Obituary: Charles LeRoy Jensen

Charles LeRoy Jensen
May 14, 1942, Deseret News
[No Photo was added in newspaper]
            PAYSON – Funeral Services for Charles LeRoy Jensen, 27, of Goshen, who was killed in Spanish Fork Canyon, have been changed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
            Bishop Evelyn Kirk will be in charge and services will be in the Goshen School.  Friends may call at the home of his brother, James Jensen, prior to services.  Interment will be in Goshen Cemetery.
State’s Fatality Toll Rises To 45 With Victim’s Death (Published in the Ogden State Examiner, Ogden, Utah, on 11 May 1942)

PAYSON, Utah, May 11 (AP) - Charles LeRoy Jensen, 28, of Goshen, died yesterday in a hospital of injuries he suffered Saturday when he was stuck by a coal truck on U.S. highway 50, seven miles east of Spanish Fork.

Highway Patrolman Charles H. Allred said Jensen and John Erickson, 59, were walking beside the highway when a westbound truck driven by Frank Baird, 19, of Salt Lake City, was crowded off the highway, striking Jensen.

Allred said the identity of the driver who crowded Baird was not learned.
Traffic fatalities in Utah county rose to five with the death, compared with seven for the same period in 1941.

The total fatalities for the state was brought to 45, as compared with 49 to the same date last year.

Charles LeRoy Jensen
Salt Lake Telegraph, 12 May 1942
PAYSON - Funeral services for Charles LeRoy Jensen, 27, of Goshen, will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the Goshen school house. Friends may call at the Deseret mortuary, 218 South Main street in Payson, Thursday evening, and at the home of a brother, James Jensen, in Goshen Friday prior to services. Burial will be in the Goshen City cemetery.
The young man died in the Payson hospital at 5 a.m. Sunday of injuries he suffered late Saturday night in Spanish Fork canyon, where he was herding sheep. He was knocked down by a truck, passing another car, as he was walking along highway 50 with a companion.

*Thanks to cousin Deb Stewart for these last two obituaries!

*Charles LeRoy Jensen, or Roy, as he was called, was the eldest son of Charles C. and Emma L. Bale JensenAfton Jensen Whitehead, his sister, related the circumstances of his early death:
Buried at the Goshen City Cemetery, Goshen, Utah, USA
"Roy, as he was called, wanted to get mother a gold locket, and had taken on extra work herding sheep.  He was herding sheep up Spanish Fork Canyon when a truck's side-view mirror hit him in the head, went to Payson Hospital, told the doctors who he was, and who his wife was, but they thought he was delusional and no one listened to him.  Next day they found him in his hospital room, dead, face turned to the wall.  Dr. Curtis, the family doctor, came in and immediately recognized him, and was rather upset at the hospital staff."

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