A bright light from earth is now a bright star in heaven. DeVar Lee Jensen our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend died at his home on October 1, 2013, after a gallant battle with cancer. DeVar was born was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest of three children to Clyde and Afton Jensen. He is survived by the love of his life for more than 30 years, ShaRon; by his two sisters: Claudia Kreipl and Colleen Vaughn; two daughters: Jill Burton and Tamara Perry; stepson, Clinton Smith and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents: Clyde and Afton Jensen. He was the proud grandfather of five grandsons and three granddaughters, two great-grandchildren and a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews.
He had the opportunity to explore this wonderful world by motor home and on his Aspencade motorcycle. He was able to live in national parks as a camp director, explore the ocean on a cruise ship, and travel by RV. He was educated in retail, sales-work, and in managing his own business with his wife ShaRon. He could fix, repair or build anything.
DeVar had a sense of humor, enjoyed life, and lived the later part of his life enjoying nature and the pursuit of being a friend to everyone. He loved riding his Aspencade motorcycle, camping, POW wows, hiking, cooking for his friends and family (Swedish pancakes), working in his garden and tending to his chickens. He was a man of great kindness, compassion and a valued mentor to his family and friends. He was also a loving husband, father, and brother who was always present for his family. He will be remembered for his unconditional love for others, love for nature, and for the integrity in his personal life. Most of all, he will be remembered for the love he had for his family and the values that he instilled in his children and grandchildren. He was immensely proud of them all and of their achievements. In particular, he derived endless pleasure and satisfaction with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life will be held at his home on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12 p.m. where friends, family and extended family may join for a pot luck finger-food luncheon, 581 NE Newton Creek Road, Roseburg OR. His remains will be scattered in his favorite waterfall in the Mountains of Oregon.