Marjorie Vaun Hafer was born on November 7th, 1933 at Home in the Westpoint, Idaho area West of Wendell.
The morning of November 7th, Betty, Bud, Virginia, Ted and Mary left for school. Grandpa Hafer could tell that Grandma Hafer would be delivering her baby soon, so Grandpa Hafer rode his horse into Wendell and told the Doctor. The Doctor hitched his horse to his buggy, rode out to the house and delivered a very precious bundle of Joy, who would later become our Mother.
When the 5 kids got back home from school, they found out that they had a brand new Baby Sister.
Years later Marjorie’s family moved to a 2 story house on Grandview Drive. Marjorie and her Sister, Mary would ride the bus to Lincoln Elementary School and then back home, Marjorie had a part time job at Sears working in the Candy/Popcorn and Chocolate booth after School. After her work was done at Sears she would walk down 2nd Ave. and then all the way down Addison Ave. to her home on Grandview Drive.
As Marjorie was walking out of the Troy National Laundromat one day, she recognized a boy she once knew in the 8th grade. By holding the door open for him she found out that he had enlisted in the US Marine Corps and was home on leave from Boot camp. When she asked him what he was doing at the Laundromat, Keith told Marjorie that he had decided to help his Mother out with all the dirty laundry at their house that needed to be washed and dried. So he took a large wicker basket and filled it full with all the dirty laundry and set off for the Troy National Laundromat on Main St. Keith asked Marjorie how she was doing and then asked her out on a date. Marjorie said yes and Keith left his laundry at the laundromat to be finished later.
Before Keith returned to the Marine Corps from leave to be put on a Troop Transport headed for Korea and the Korean War, Marjorie and Keith decided to get married. They went to the First Christian Church in Jerome and got permission to be married there. They were married April 10th, 1955. Marjorie and Keith then packed up their suitcases and drove back to Camp Pendleton. Just off the base were some nice apartments that you could rent by the week. Marjorie and Keith rented an apartment for a couple of weeks and enjoyed life as a married couple. When the time came for our Keith to be shipped out to Korea, Marjorie drove back to Idaho by herself in the 1951 Mercury.
The Troop Transport was ½ of the way to the Korean War when the Armistice was signed between North Korea and the United Nations. Keith spent time in South Korea and time on Occupation duty in Japan. When he was discharged from the Marine Corps he came back to Southern Idaho and went to work with Idaho Power on one of their Mobile Crews (Red Truckers) who were building the power lines to bring reliable Power Service to the Wood River Valley. Marjorie would help him on Sunday nights to pack up his suitcase for the coming week.
The next thing Marjorie and Keith got involved in was Scouting and Harmon Park. Marjorie and Keith started Cub Scout Pack 65 at the First Christian Church in Twin Falls, which grew to 100 boys. The Cub Pack was full of families who wanted to help their boys succeed in life. Over time our family moved to Boy Scout Troop 65 who grew to 50 boys and we enjoyed our time in the Scout Troop and going to Camp Bradley during the summer.
Away from Scouting, Marjorie and Keith got us involved in Little League Baseball at Harmon Park. Marjorie spent 17 Summers at Harmon Park going to baseball games for us boys and softball games for our sister Lisa. When Todd was born, Marjorie would bring a playpen and put it behind the backstop and all the parents and boys on both teams would keep an eye on Todd for Marjorie. When Keith could not be there for a game, Marjorie was able to function as the coach and still win the games.
Marjorie and Keith then moved into farming with the purchase of the farm over in Buhl on Fair Street.
Marjorie, Keith and Lisa got involved in Job’s Daughters though the Twin Falls Masonic Lodge. Lisa worked hard to learn about the Job’s Daughters organization and over time became Honored Queen.
Marjorie and Keith loved their Kids, Grand Kids and Great Grandkids. Marjorie had a favorite saying, “No child asked to be born. If you have it, love it and raise it.” Take care of that child and help them grow and succeed in Life. This Marjorie and Keith did in Spades for us and a lot of Fortunate Kids in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball and Softball. Marjorie and Keith invested their time in all of us and we are very richly blessed and have led very wonderful lives because of Marjorie and Keith, who did things with us as a FAMILY…What a concept that is till tried and true even today!!!
Marjorie is survived by Sons: Michael Jensen Brian Jensen, Daughter: Hanna Jensen & Sons: Derek and Keith & Grand Sons: Dylan and Emmett. Todd Jensen, Wife Julie, Daughters: Paige & Libby and Son; Jack. Marjorie is survived by Daughter in Law: Ileta Jensen Marjorie is survived by Daughter in Law: Rita Jensen Marjorie is survived by Daughter in Law: Brittani Jensen Marjorie is survived by Granddaughter: Sarah Coats and her husband Andy Coats Marjorie is survived by Grandsons: Joshua and Tyler Jensen Marjorie is survives by Great Grandsons: Zachery Jensen, Easton Irwin and Ayden Coats Marjorie is survived by Great Granddaughters: McKenzie Coats, Sophia and Elli Jensen Marjorie is survived by Daughter: Lisa Jensen
Marjorie was preceded in Death by: Husband, Keith Jensen Marjorie was preceded in Death by: Son, Scott Jensen Marjorie was preceded in Death by: Daughter in Law, Lari Jensen
Instead of sending flowers; please consider a Donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Grandma J would not hesitate to send a check to these 2 outstanding Organizations who help Children.
Thank You, The Jensen Family