M. Reese Jensen
Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, companion, uncle and friend, Milton Reese Jensen, 101, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at The Lighthouse Mission at Maple Springs in Brigham City, Utah.
Reese was born on November 12, 1919 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Milton and Ethel Reese Jensen. He graduated from Box Elder High School in 1937 and continued his education at University of Utah receiving a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Reese served in the US Navy during World War II. He was one of the first to go into Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bomb had been dropped.
Reese married Miriam Wilcox in 1943 in Ogden, Utah. She preceded him in death on February 9, 1997.
Reese was self employed and part owner of the Big J Flour Mill in Brigham City, Utah. He retired from the mill in 1981.
He loved to golf, hunt, especially ducks, geese, and pheasants, loved to fish and fly fishing. Reese and Miriam enjoyed traveling the world and see many countries. He loved going with his buddies to Angies Restaurant in Logan every Friday.
Surviving are two daughters, Julie (Rawn) Wallgren; Sheri Lance; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; daughter-in-law, Susie Jensen and his companion, Dena Sprong.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Miriam, his son, Mark Wilcox Jensen, one brother, Ross Jensen and two sisters, Rita Condie and Ruthe O'Toole.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lighthouse at Maple Springs for the great care they took of him.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S., Brigham City, UT. Milton's Services, will be available to live streams: https://my.gather.app/remember/reese-jensen
A viewing will be held on Thursday prior to the service from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Covid 19 restrictions please wear your mask and safely distance yourself.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Box Elder County Veterans Honor Guard.
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Julie and Sheri,
Sorry we could not attend the services we are out of town but, what a beautiful tribute to your father. We enjoyed the stories from the grandchildren and two of you and the kindness of Rodger that we would see each Friday. Sometimes after there trip to Angies they would stop and visit with us if we were out in the yard, we loved to see them. He was a great friend and partner; I will always have fond memories of him.
Best wishes, John and Linda Reese
I will miss seeing you and have missed seeing you every Friday at angies..love you.. love jennie
In memory of Uncle Reese and from the O'Toole and Wilcox families, we have arranged to have 25 trees planted near Hebgen Lake in the Gallatin Forest, Montana. Nearly every time I visited Reese as an adult our conversation came around to his favorite place to fish. He was a great man and we loved him very much.
Greg and Pam (Wilcox) O'Toole. Had it not been for Miriam we may never have met 53+ years ago :).
Leslie (Wilcox) Hegstrom
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Much Love,Saboor Sahely and the staff of Angies Restaurant
I always enjoyed visiting family there on 9th East. All thru high school and a few years of college. Even after Mark moved to Texas the Jensen sent me Christmas cards until he moved to the Springs. I am sorry for your loss and will keep my thoughts and prayers with you as a family. Donna Hunsaker
I had the wonderful opportunity to help Reese in his home for many, many years. He was one of my cleaning clients. We had many wonderful visits. I had the opportunity to meet Miriam briefly before she passed away. I thought a lot of Reese and his wonderful kind heart. He was very supportive of me as I begin my later in life- educational goals. He was so kind to my children as they grew up and supported them in their accomplishments. I also had the opportunity to meet and help Dena. She was a very kind person with such support to Reese and the friendship they have has been a treasure for both of them. I just want Julie and Sheri to know I appreciate all Reese did for me and his kindness to me for the years in which I helped him. May you be blessed with wonderful memories of such a hard-working father and what a reunion he had with Mark and your mom. Thank you, also for your friendship to me as well- Sheri and Julie. What a wonderful legacy of kindness and love he leaves to your family.
I want to tell you what wonderful memories I have of Reese. I grew up two doors away from Reese and Miriam and was a childhood friend of Mark's. My brother David and I spent hours and hours at their home playing inside and out. Reese was always kind. He had an infectious smile and always made me feel good inside when I saw him. I hope you will always have good thoughts of the memories you have of him. Susan Merrill Davis
Thank you Uncle Reese for always being there for me. I’ll always remember out talks at your kitchen table. I loved joking with you about getting a job at Walmart as a greeter. Our trip to Mexico when I found out you knew how to shop at a grocery store and that you knew how to cook. Imagine my surprise. Thank you for everything Uncle Reese. ❤️ Give the family hugs and kisses from me. I love you…❤️Kathy
Thank you Uncle Reese for always being there for me. I love how we always joked about you getting a job at Walmart being a greeter. I’ll always remember our talks at your kitchen table. You really surprised me on our trip to Mexico when I found out you could shop in a grocery store and that you knew how to cook. Thank you for all the memories. I love you…❤️ Give all the family a hug and kiss for me.
❤️ Kathy O’Toole
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and business partner who taught me a lot about the business part of the mill. We will miss him and value his memories always.
John and Linda Reese
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