Russell Jensen, 88, of Eagle Point, died Oct. 2, 2011 at his home. He was born to Charles and Caroline Jensen, in Livingston, Mont., on Dec. 22, 1922. He and his family moved from Montana to Eagle Point in 1935. Russ enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and flew in a torpedo bomber as the tail gunner during World War II in the Pacific theater. His rank was AOM 1/c First Class.
On Apr. 18, 1947, in Reno, he married Kathleen A. Stinson, who survives. He worked as a cement-mixer driver for both Tru-Mix and Linniger for 23 years. He started Russ Jensen Trucking in 1968. He also was the manager for Crater Sand and Gravel from 1971 ro 1973. He sold his trucking company in 1984 and retired completely in 1987.
Russ enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, traveling and telling stories.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Katy; daughter, Nancie Marlo, of Texas; son, Robert Jensen, of Klamath Falls; sister, Dorothy Hill, of Billings, Mont.; brother, Burton Jensen, of Medford. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, he would have liked donations to be made to the National Cancer Society.