Nareen D. Jensen of South Ogden will celebrate her 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house in her honor from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the South Ogden LDS 8th Ward, 720 Nancy Drive. No gifts. An early celebration for immediate family was held on Oct. 6 at the restaurant Fire and Ice in Anaheim, Calif. This was hosted by her daughters Pam Scott and Julie Stevens, and one of her older grandchildren Kyle and Amy Jones.
She is the oldest child of Martha Christensen and Arvil "Bud" Dalton. She was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Ogden. She graduated from Ogden High School, where she played violin in the first section of the orchestra. She also played violin in grade school and Mound Fort Junior High School.
She married Melvin A. Jensen of Kaysville on Aug. 19, 1942. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He died April 23, 2009.
Her interests have been bowling, cooking (her grandchildren say that they enjoy her homemade jams), sewing, dancing, ceramics, porcelain doll making, crocheting and visiting with family and friends.
She was employed at Ogden Arsenal and Hill Air Force Base for almost 30 years.
She is a member of the LDS Church and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Her daughters and their spouses are Pamela and Mike Scott, Bountiful; and Julie and Gary Stevens, Boise, Idaho. She has eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She says that she shares a very special bond with her one remaining sibling Janet Gay Stanger.