Our precious, loving, sweet, wife, mother and grandmother Lynda Sue Homer Jenson passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and four children on October 8, 2022. Lynda was born September 24, 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma to Dale and Joe Nell Homer. She spent her early years in Idaho Falls, Idaho where she met the love of her life and eternal companion, Paul Jenson. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 22, 1964 and together they built a family and raised four children.
Lynda began dancing the minute she learned to walk. She majored in ballet, studying under the direction of Willem F. Christensen at the University of Utah School of Ballet. Once she had raised her children, she went back to school at Westminster College where she earned her paralegal degree and worked with the Utah Attorney General’s office.
Lynda had many talents and hobbies. She was an accomplished writer of poetry and did beautiful calligraphy. She loved to sew, crochet blankets, and enjoyed making beautiful jewelry. To her, her greatest accomplishment and what brought her the most joy, was being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She excelled in these roles. Grandma made her home a place the grandkids loved to visit. They will always remember the sleep overs, wishing well fairy, dress-ups and plays, tea parties, and the treat cupboard.
Service was an integral part of Lynda’s life and, as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she had many opportunities to serve in compassionate ways. She served as Primary President in California and Utah, and, as President of the Ward Relief Society, and as a Counselor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency of the Sandy Willow Creek Stake. Most recently, she served as a temple worker in both the Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona temples. She was always the first to offer service in the form of meals, comfort, or friendship to any who were in need.
Lynda is survived by her husband Paul Jenson, her children Stacey (Dave) Elmont, Jeff (Danielle) Jenson, Tiffany (Mike) Gray, and Teri (Brett) Christensen, her fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, her siblings Chuck (Marci) Homer, Judy (Gary) Christensen, and Pam Erinakis. She is preceded in death by her parents Dale and Joe Nell Homer and great- granddaughter Zaylee Darling.
Although her last years included many health struggles, Lynda endured to the end with dignity and poise. She had a sparkle in her eyes and a smile on her face that will not be forgotten. Two of her favorite sayings were “Every Day is a Gift” and “Make Every Day a Great Day.” We would like to express thanks and gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and all of the other specialty doctors who gave us so many additional precious years with her.
A family graveside service will be held at Crescent View Cemetery. An Open House for all friends and family will take place on Monday, October 17th at 3024 West Rolling Creek Way, South Jordan, UT 84095 from 6:30-8:30 pm.