Anna Mae Haynie White Jensen, 88
ALAMOSA — Anna Mae Haynie White Jensen passed away on April 1, 2020 in Cedar Hills, UT. She will be interred at the Sanford Colorado Cemetery.
Anna was born in Manassa, on December 13, 1932 to Clelland Haynie and Zella Estella Holman Haynie.
She was the seventh of ten children. She started school at age five, in the Manassa schoolhouse, and graduated from high school there at the age of 17, in 1950.
She worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Company in Alamosa, Denver and in Salt Lake City. She retired with 22 years of service.
She married LaVoy Glen “Pinky” White from Sanford, in October 1950. They had four children: Patricia Ann (born 1955), Sandra Kay (born 1957), Steven (August 11 - 12, 1960) and Gary Wayne (born 1962).
The family moved several times in Colorado, living in Alamosa, Colorado Springs, and Sanford. They also lived in Salt Lake City for three years.
Their family moved to Arvada in 1970, where she continued to work for the telephone company, raise her growing family and served in many church callings. Anna lovingly served and made new friends everywhere she went.
Anna and LaVoy divorced in 1975 and the family moved again. Patricia and Sandra were both attending BYU in Provo, UT at that time, so Anna and Gary moved to Orem, UT.
There they lived with her sister, Lorraine Thayne, and their mother, Zella Haynie. She continued to work for the telephone company in Utah and enjoyed being close to her family.
She and Gary moved once again when she was married and sealed to Walter LeGrande “Scotty” Jensen of Sanford in May 1977. They lived in the home Walter was born in until 2004.
Walter raised alfalfa, hay and cattle, while Anna lovingly cared for their gracious Victorian home, upgrading and improving it inside and out. She continued to work at Mountain Bell in Alamosa until her retirement.
She was also happily active in church and civic events during that time and loved her associations with many relatives and families in the area.
Scotty and Anna left the valley to serve in the South Carolina Columbia Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from April 1984-October 1985.
When they returned home, they served for two years as temple workers in the newly built Denver Colorado Temple.
In 2004, as Scotty began to develop Alzheimer’s, they moved to Utah where more care choices and more family support was available. Walter passed away in 2006, and Anna made beautiful homes for herself in Belle Monet Condominiums (Pleasant Grove), Cove Point Independent Living (Provo), and finally The Charleston Assisted Living Community (Cedar Hills).
Anna was preceded in death by her infant son, Steven White; her husband, Walter Jensen; eight siblings: LaVor Haynie, Tommy Haynie, Sheldon Haynie, Dan Haynie, Lorraine Thayne (Harold), Edsel Haynie, Willis Haynie, Colleen Cunningham (Morris); and one granddaughter, Kristyn Zenger.
She is survived by Patricia White Zenger (Paul); Sandra White Heaton (Gary); Gary Wayne White (Terrilyn Cluff); 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; her brother, James Haynie and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Her testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the promise of having her loved ones with her forever, were the guiding force of her life.
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