CASTLE DALE-Wayne Merrial Jensen, age 59 passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born July 27, 1953 in Price, Utah to Ward J. and Ilene Marie Ward Jensen. He was the third of six children and spent his early years in Price later moving to Castle Dale. Wayne married T. Kaye VanTussenbrook on January 18, 2003.
Wayne is best remembered for the many years he spent at Energy West Mining Company as the Director of Human Resources. He was a retired member of U.M.W.A. Local 1769.
He is survived by his wife, and six children: Bob (Trish) Jensen, Becky (Kevin) Nicholson, Amy (Jason) Swenson, Cory (Shelly) Prettyman, Brandon (Jaque) Prettyman, and Garrett VanTussenbrook, he was a wonderful Grandpa and Papa to fourteen grandchildren, sister, Linda (John) Turner, brothers, Stan (LuAnn) Jensen both of Castle Dale, Lloyd (Chantel) Jensen of Pocatello, Idaho, Jim (Kari) Jensen of Cedar City.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Eddie.
Graveside services were held at the Castle Dale Cemetery on Saturday April 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. A viewing was held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 North Center Street- Castle Dale.) Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Wayne at www.fausettmortuary.com