VaNesa Ray Jensen passed away at her home in Powell, Wyoming on the 11th of July, 2020. She is survived by her parents Larry & Lola (Worrell) Jensen of Powell, her siblings Jared & Terri (Jamison) Jensen of Idaho Falls, ID, and Russ Hiatt & MaLessa Jensen of Powell, WY. She also leaves behind two nieces (Kathryn & Emily Jensen), three nephews (Dawson Hiatt and Marcus & Timothy Jensen), and a grandfather (Kenny Worrell). She was currently employed at Northwest College.
VaNesa was born on the 27th of December, 1980 in St. Anthony, ID. She grew up in the Thermopolis (WY) area and in Powell. She attended school at Lucerne Elementary (near Thermopolis), Parkside Elementary, Powell Middle, and Powell High where she participated in debate and refined her passionate spirit.
She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her love and dedication to her Savior inspired her to answer the call to serve. She was released for medical complications before her mission was complete. She received her associates in elementary education from Northwest College.
VaNesa’s vivid imagination drew her to books and movies of wonder. She loved to discuss her latest read with her siblings and inspire her nieces, nephews, and those around her to exercise their imagination within the pages of books. Her dedication to her passions, fantasy or family, are some of the memories she leaves everyone she has touched.
Although VaNesa may be considered short in stature, the size of her heart was never questioned. She naturally treated others with compassion, evident in interactions with family, friends, colleagues, and customers. Her love for children, especially those with disabilities, led her to many opportunities in employment and church service to work with those so dear to her.
VaNesa will be interred in the Chester Cemetery in Idaho, near other relatives. Her unique personality and spirit will ever be present in our hearts and memories. Although we may be separated at this time, you will always be loved and never forgotten.
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