Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Melvin Gunnard Jensen, died suddenly at age 58, in Taylorsville.

Born February 18, 1940 in Murray, a son of Gunnard Wilhelm and Nina Averett Jensen. Married Jean Tuft on December 4, 1960 in Elko, Nevada. Mel loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and spending weekends at his cabin at Scofield. He owned and operated G&M Painting with his son Kevin. Dad will be missed daily. He had a passion for life and making people laugh. Veteran U.S. Army.Survived by his wife, Jean, Taylorsville; children, Shiela and Thomas Swope, Sandy; Kevin Jensen, Riverton; Keith and Tari Jensen, Mesa AZ; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Wanda Gillen, Betty and Eldon Wright, Dorothy and Howard Curtis, Norma and Steve Carlisle, Joe and Linda Jensen.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, 12 noon, at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Monday, 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, one hour prior to services. Interment: Taylorsville Cemetery.

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