Funeral services for Raymond Charles Jensen, 79, of Fort Worth and formerly of Bedias, were held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. Nathan Hoke of Bedias Baptist Church in Bedias officiated the service, and interment followed in Bedias Baptist Cemetery.
Raymond Charles Jensen was born on April 10, 1938, in Knoblick, Mo. His parents were Jesse and Edith (Kinney) Jensen. He worked as a trucker for 30-plus years with numerous awards and recognitions received for his outstanding driving and service to his company. Raymond and his late wife, Patricia (Hogenmiller) Jensen, were married for 61 years. During that time they raised three daughters, as well as two additional generations of children. Raymond was an active father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he always was involved in his children’s activities, including volunteering as a softball coach for each of his daughters’ teams. Raymond and Patricia moved to Bedias from Houston in 1995 where they ran Mom and Dad’s Café for a number of years. Together, they worked perfectly as a team where Raymond served as the designated errand runner and “Mr. Fix-It” to Patricia. They eventually moved to Fort Worth when their health began to fail and enjoyed their final years spent with their children and extended family. Raymond was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Houston and attended Bedias Baptist Church while living in Bedias.
Raymond passed away suddenly on July 25, 2017, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; wife, Patricia Jensen; daughter, Deborah Rust; brother, Donald Jensen and sisters, Leotta Foxx and Stella Lyons. Surviving family members include daughters, Sandra Clemons (husband, Robert) and Jeannette Tomlinson (husband, Eric) all of Fort Worth; sister, Jean Kinneman; grandchildren, Patricia and Raymond Rust and great grandchildren, Caleb Honeycutt, Mariam Marie Zalmanek and Hannah Magdalina Zalmanek.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. To view Mr. Jensen's online memorial webpage, please go to www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com where you may also leave condolences for the family.