Norma Dean Oldroyd Jensen, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2018, in Tooele, Utah, after being visited by all of her loving family.
Norma was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Venice, Utah, to LaMar and Maida Oldroyd. She was raised in Venice and graduated from Richfield High School in 1945. There she met the love of her life, Maynard Jensen, and they married on June 2, 1944. Norma was a devoted wife, and she and Maynard were happily married for 69 years. They moved their young family from Richfield to Tooele in 1958. In 1961, Norma began her 25-year career as a school secretary, working at both Central and Harris schools. While working a full-time job, she was still an amazing mother and homemaker.
In Tooele, she discovered golf, which became a major passion in her life. She was very competitive in the Tooele Women’s Golf Association and traveled with the Tooele team to play teams from all over Utah. She shared the love of the game with her husband, kids and several grandkids. Norma and Maynard spent countless happy hours on the golf course together.
After retirement, Maynard and Norma became snowbirds, enjoying winter in Arizona and St. George. She was an avid Ute fan and a longtime Crimson Club Member. She was also an active member of the Tooele Civic League.
Norma’s greatest pleasure in life was the time she spent with her family. Norma is survived by her three children, Rob, Kathy (Denny), David and Randy (Darlene); 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four siblings and daughter-in-law Kathy Jensen.
The family expresses special thanks to the Cottage Glen staff that gave her a comfortable home for the last two years of her life. Funeral services will be held Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main, Tooele. Visitation will be held Jan. 10 at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment at the Tooele City Cemetery.