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Thomas Andre Jensen

September 25, 1962 — August 15, 2023

Thomas Andre Jensen, 60, of Norwood Colorado passed away on August 15, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones after his extraordinary battle with cancer.  Tom was born September 25, 1962 in Montrose Colorado, the third child of Edward and Jessie (Davis) Jensen.  Tom lived in and around the Norwood area his entire life.  Tom attended Norwood High school where he excelled in football and wrestling. Tom Graduated from Norwood High in 1980.  In 1981 Tom married his high school sweetheart, Renee Banks.  Tom and Renee had two children, Chance and Corey Jensen.  In 1987 Tom and Renee divorced and Tom became a timeless bachelor who was dedicated to his work, however Tom and Renee remained lifelong friends.  Tom cherished his sister Bernice who forever looked after him as only a big sister can, the two had a wonderful bond and affection for each other.  Tom is survived by Chance Jensen, Corey Jensen and his beloved granddaughter Emily Jensen, as well as his sister Bernice White and brothers Mike and Jim Jensen.  Tom is proceeded in death by his Father, Edward Jensen and Mother, Jessie Jensen.

Tom was extremely proud of his boys joining the military.  Chance becoming a US Marine and Corey a U.S. Airman. Tom was loved by all who lived in and around Norwood and was known for his hard work, honesty, and passion about construction.

Tom’s hobbies included being outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with family, as well as searching for and collecting arrowheads, rebuilding and restoring old Mustangs.

In 1975, at age 11, Tom began working during the summer months for his family’s business, Ed Jensen Construction, Inc.  After high school Tom remained with the family business advancing to heavy equipment operator where he took on the responsibility of building Forest Service logging roads throughout the Uncompahgre Plateau.  After the company acquired logging equipment in the early 80’s Tom began learning the art of Timbering, loading log trucks, and restoring landing areas as well as continuing with the road construction.  Tom spent many years working around the Gunnison, Telluride, and the Norwood areas.  Tom was known to be one of the most honest and hard-working individuals by all who knew him and was extremely proud of carrying on the family legacy of running Edward Jensen Construction which he took over in 2003.

Ed Jensen Construction then began constructing House Sites in and around the Telluride area along with reservoir sites and in 2003 Tom became the owner and continued to operate in and around the Norwood area for the remainder of his life. There will surely be an empty spot in the hearts of all of those who knew him and loved him. Services will be held at Redvale Community Church on August 26th at 11:00 am, Graveside services will commence after at the Norwood cemetery with a Potluck lunch at the Redvale Community Center.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer society or Redvale Community Center. Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is in care of assisting the family.

 

 

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