Homer resident Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in 1984 moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before she moved to Alaska she worked as a bartender in Ideal Corners, Minn., for about five years. Sandra loved to garden, collect antique tools and reading history about Alaska.
The family wrote, “Sandy had wonderful stories to share and a lot of charisma. She enjoyed beach combing and the great outdoors. Sandy was a generous, loving mother and friend. She was an awesome cook and she will be dearly missed by friends and family in Minnesota, Fairbanks, Nome and Homer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Belmont and Lauretta Oddson, and siblings, Malcolm and Terry.
She is survived by her daughters, Michele Jensen of Pequot Lakes, Minn., and Denise L. Reed of Fairbanks; granddaughter, Amber Lea Nelson of Fairbanks; great grandchildren, Alanna, Kresslynne and Tavis, all of Fairbanks; sister, Mary Jane Johnson/Olsen and brother, Jeff Oddson, both of Ideal Corners, Minn.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Please visit her obituary and online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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