Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, April 11, 1996


Mabel Dora Jensen of Sterling was born June 7, 1907 in the Fairfield Community northwest of Holyoke to Belle Woodhams and August Bjorklun. She died April 7, 1996 in Sterling at the age of 88. Mabel was raised on the homestead in the Fairfield Community, attending school in Fairfield.


She married Jens "Bill" Jensen on May 16, 1923 in Holyoke. The couple farmed until they retired in 1976 when they moved to Sterling. Mabel enjoyed raising flowers and canning. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren.


She was the former treasurer of the Fairfield Friends Club, a former member of the Fairfield Community Church and belonged to the First Baptist Church in Sterling at the time of her death.


Mabel was preceded in death by the husband and three brothers.


Survivors include son Carlyle Jensen and wife Lillian of Sterling; daughter Thelda O'Toole and husband Jim, of Sterling; brother Frank Bjorklun of Haxtun; sister Maude Shannep of Holyoke; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.




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