Anne D. Jensen, 51, passed away at home Friday evening February 6, 2009 as the result of colon cancer.
Anne was born January 8, 1958, to Ernest and Vi Leonardi in Wakefield, MI, the fourth of eight children. The family relocated to Gladstone, MI, in 1968. Anne graduated from Gladstone High School in 1976. A year later, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Ray Jensen. The young couple started their family in 1980 with the birth of their daughter Audrey. They moved to Colorado Springs, CO, in 1981, and their family grew with the birth of their son Sam in 1988. They moved back to Gladstone in 1997.
Anne, known for her caring nature, proudly worked for more than 25 years in nursing, most recently with the Department of Public Health and OSF Hospital. She was a person of strong faith and was actively involved in All Saints Church, assisting with the youth group and youth choir. Always one to enjoy life to its fullest, Anne loved camping, talking, horseback riding, skiing, talking some more, and playing any and all kinds of games.
Anne is survived by husband Ray Jensen; daughter Audrey Jensen; son Sam Jensen; mother Vi Leonardi; siblings Steve (Kathleen) Leonardi, Mary (Rick) Coleman, Peter (Kariss) Leonardi, Joe (Lili) Leonardi, Paul (Tracie) Leonardi, Patricia (Lynda) Leonardi, and John (Karen) Leonardi; mother-in-law Ellen Jensen; and many wonderful sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by father Ernest Leonardi and sister Therese Leonardi (stillborn).
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