Carol MacArthur Jensen, 82, passed through the veil on May 15, 2022, and was finally able to be reunited with her eternal companion. She was born on September 5, 1939, in Logan, Utah, to John Wesley and Hazel Verna (Schiffman) MacArthur.
Carol was the youngest of six children and grew up in Ogden, Utah. She attended Central Junior High and Ogden High School. Carol met her eternal companion, Lowell G. Jensen, when she was 14 and he was 16. They were sealed two years later in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1956. They celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary prior to Lowell’s death in 2017. Since Lowell’s death, she has suffered from a broken heart and has had an aching desire to be with him again.
Carol and Lowell raised three children together. She enjoyed the fun parts of being a mother always planning activities, vacations, birthdays, parties, or Christmas celebrations. This tradition was carried on with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Holiday get-togethers and special days with grandma were a common occurrence. Many summer days were spent in the backyard swimming pool at the South Ogden home. Being a grandma was an essential part of her life’s mission.
It is difficult to list all the things that Carol did. Crafting was in her DNA. Her hands were never idle. Oil painting, knitting, crocheting around the edge of baby blankets and bibs, sewing, flower arranging, scrapbooks, ceramics, making cards, and painting holiday decorations were a few of her many artistic talents. She owned CJ’s Ceramics for many years. After having her children, she returned to school and became an interior decorator. She was able to work with Lowell at Living Scriptures before his retirement. She was an avid bowler and bowled on many leagues. She also played golf and got a “hole in one” twice. Her love of clothes was notable, and she thoroughly enjoyed shopping. Carol collected items ranging from Lladro figurines to scrapbook accessories. She never had just one of anything. Playing games was an integral part of her life. Some of the games she enjoyed were skeeball and Fascination at Lagoon, Rummikub, blackjack, bingo, pool, and all types of card games. She traveled to many destinations throughout the world with family and friends. Conversing with people was a trait she possessed, and many people sought her listening ear and advice. She had many life-long friends.
Carol was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She had great faith in the power of priesthood blessings. During her childhood, her life was preserved several times through the administration of priesthood blessings. She had many faith promoting experiences throughout her life. During her fifties, she took classes and graduated from the Institute at Weber State College. She was able to serve a Family History Mission in St. George with Lowell, and they contributed to the ongoing legacy of their ancestors and posterity.
Carol is survived by her three children, Brad (Michelle), Ron (Sandra), and Sheri (Todd) Lewis; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell; sisters, Frankie Cottam, Elaine Midgley, Renae Bailey, and Pat Burnett; and her brother, Doug MacArthur.
The family would like to thank Jason and Laura at Sunridge and Amanda, the nurse at Tender Care, for the care and friendship they provided during the last two years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Saturday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Utah.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Carol’s obituary page.