Sharon Jensen of Moore returned peacefully to her heavenly home on February 20, 2022, at the age of 68.
Sharon was born December 5, 1953, in Blackfoot, Idaho to Wayne & Metta Bare. She grew up in the Little Lost River Valley and attended schools in Howe and Arco, Idaho, and graduated from Butte County High School. She loved growing up in Howe where she made so many lifelong friends.
On June 3, 1972, Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Kirby Jensen, in Howe, Idaho. They immediately bought a farm in Lost River where they still reside today. They were blessed with four perfect children, Cheri, Krisi, Tyson, and Hayes.
Sharon’s life was so full, there wasn’t anything she couldn’t or didn’t do. She was a great rancher and farmer and loved the outdoors. She wasn’t afraid to get dirty and could be found branding cows to baling hay. She taught herself piano, how to sew, and oil painting to name a few. She earned her pilot's license at the age of 16. She was an amazing decorator and craftsman, she was constantly remodeling their home. She took so much pride in her yard and raised a large garden. In her early years of raising a family, she taught piano in her home and kept her kids busy with lots of outdoor chores, there was always something to work on. She was delighted when she was able to purchase Sew ‘n Stuff in Arco. She taught many sewing and quilting classes. Every year she would load up the camper and take her family on long vacations to Redfish Lake, a highlight of the summer.
After a battle with illness, Sharon found iridology and natural healing. She studied and became a master at iridology and helping others heal and be healthy, both physically and emotionally. Sharon loved to help others and it showed. She would give herself completely to help others. She built a successful business and most importantly made many dear friends.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 49 years, Kirby Jensen, daughters Cheri (Scott) Hill, Krisi (Rick) Staten, sons Tyson (Erica) Jensen, and Hayes (Chandra) Jensen, 12 pretty amazing grandchildren, and a sister, Karen (Brian) Hoff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Metta Bare.
A viewing will be held on Friday, February 25th, from 5 – 7 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home in Arco, Idaho. Services will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Moore, Idaho Stake Center at 11:00 am, with a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Lost River Cemetery.