Joseph Nixon Jensen

Aug. 11, 1939 – Dec. 15, 2013

A funeral service for Joseph Nixon Jensen of Greybull will be held today (Thursday, Dec. 19) at 1 p.m. at the Greybull-Basin Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph, 74, died Dec. 15 at the Billings (Mont.) Clinic.

He was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Cody, the son of Ronald Clifford and Dorothy Ann Nixon Jensen. The family moved to Denver when Joseph was an infant and returned to the Big Horn Basin in 1954. He graduated from Burlington High School.

Joseph entered the United States Navy on Oct. 23, 1961. He served as an airman until his honorable discharge on Jan. 16, 1965.

He was the manager of the Wyoming Gas Company for several years before he retired. He loved cats, guns and photography.

He married Barbara Mason Shirran on July 8, 1990, in Greybull.

His parents and his wife preceded him in death.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Liesa Barnum; one sister, Janice Jensen of Wheat Ridge, Colo., two step-grandsons and one great-grandson.

Burial with full military rites will be in the Burlington Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Joseph’s name directly to the Humane Society.