Marv Jenson, 80, died on April 12 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Marv was born Oct. 9, 1933 in Salem to Ole and Bertha (Bratton) Jenson. A lifelong resident of Salem, he graduated from Salem High School in 1951. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. On July 12, 1975, he married Lorna Harwell in Salem.
Marv was a pressman at the Statesman Journal for 37 years. He built several homes in the Salem area. He was a very active member of the Keizer Elks, Willamette Eagles and American Legion. He took great delight in helping friends and family whenever he could.
Survivors include Lorna Jenson, his wife of 39 years; daughters Corby Miles, Cindey Girall, Tami McGinnis; sons Wayne Jenson and Brian Jenson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Clifford Jenson and sister Pearlie Schmidt. Marv was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers and son, David.
A memorial service was held on Friday, April 18 at Keizer Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, Gospel Mission and the Humane Society.Print