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Eugene Harold Jensen

August 19, 1934 — November 26, 2023

Eugene Harold Jensen, also known as Gumper, passed away on November 26, 2023, at the age of 89 in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was born on August 19, 1934, in Newell, Iowa. Eugene was a kind soul, always eager to hear everyone's stories and never considering anyone a stranger. He had a helpful nature and was always ready to lend a hand, whether it was fixing cars, shoveling snow, or mowing lawns. Eugene had a passion for traveling to rodeos with his family and could always be heard cheering from the stands.

Eugene's career began on the family farm in Powers Lake, North Dakota, where he honed his mechanical skills at Jensen's Garage. He had a talent for welding and became proficient in the field. He was united in marriage with Judith Hurley and then later moved his family to Williston, North Dakota, to pursue a welding career. Afterward, he ventured into ranching, residing at the Williston Packing Feed lot for over five years. In his later years, Eugene started his own mechanics business, specializing in small engine repair, which became known as Gene's Small Engine Repair.

Outside of work, Eugene had a variety of hobbies. He enjoyed traveling, going on bicycle rides with his grandkids, attending auction sales, watching rodeos, taking walks, and following his favorite television shows, including "Days of Our Lives," "Young and The Restless," "Dukes of Hazzard," and "Walker Texas Ranger."

Eugene will be deeply missed by his loved ones. He is survived by his daughter, Jean (Mike) Black of Oregon; daughter, Lila (Douglas) Smith of Texas; son, Blaine (Connie) Jensen of North Dakota; his grandchildren, Donald Bruels of Illinois, Jammie Bone of Montana, Jake Jensen of North Dakota, Cody Haugen of Colorado, Sierra Smith, Hunter Smith, and Madison Smith, all of Texas, Jared Jensen of North Dakota; and his great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Donald, Adon, Alexandra, Benjamin, Olivia, Jennesy, Justin, Jensen, Luna, Kennedi, Dillon, and Freya.

Eugene was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Jensen; father, Harold Jensen; brother, Roy Jensen; sister, Delores Haas; and sister, Marion Rice.

Memorial services for Eugene Harold Jensen will be held in the Spring at Bethel Cemetery in Powers Lake, North Dakota. Further details will be announced at a later date. The funeral home in Texas is assisting with the arrangements.

May Eugene's kind and helpful spirit be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

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