Keith Vernon Jensen, 62

Keith Vernon Jensen, 62, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 2, 1949 in Blackfoot to Vernon Wilford and Lenore Elsie Wallace Jensen. He attended school at Wapello Elementary, Blackfoot Junior High School and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968.
Keith has lived his entire life in the Blackfoot area, at the Blackfoot Dam and in Wapello.
On Jan. 11, 1983 he married Clara Lee Kern in Blackfoot.
He was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as Fort Hall irrigation dam tender; he has been employed with them for the last 40 years.
Keith loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved reading Louis L’Amore.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Lee “Lucy” Jensen, of Blackfoot; mother, Lenore Jensen; brothers, Max Jensen and Dennis “D.J.”, all of Wapello; sister, Nancy (Jack) O’Keefe, of Concord, Calif.; two grandchildren, Tom W. and Jason S. Kirkpatrick and 3 great-granddaughters.
In accordance with his wishes no public services are being planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
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