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B. Gary Jensen

June 14, 1940 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 82)


B. Gary Jensen, 82, played his last round in the game of life on June 29, 2022 in Naples, Florida where has resided permanently with his wife Susan for past 11 years.
Gary really enjoyed his many years being in Florida, but his heart was always with Columbus, Ohio where he was born on June 14, Flag Day, 1940.

Gary and Susan were some of the first members/residents in the Olde Cypress community where he was the Club Champion in 2004. Even after a stroke partially paralyzed his left side leaving his arm uselessly dangling, he and his longtime friend, Jerry Delaney won the Olde Cypress Member-Guest in 2008.

As a young man, Gary worked as a caddie at Columbus Country Club where watched and learned the game of golf and the etiquette involved. Plus, he also developed his own skill and timing with the golf club especially his short irons.

He did attend The Ohio State University and in turn became a lifelong Buckeye fan. He worked at Franklin International, originally Franklin Glue Company, for over 30 years in numerous capacities. His next career move was to have his own Manufacturers Rep agency, The Jensen Sales Group, where his team of six salesmen sold products for small manufacturers or helped bring new products to the market one of which, Timbertech, is now a well-known national brand.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Marjorie Jensen and his brother and wife, Richard and Shirley Jensen. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 47 years, Susan; his brother and sister-in-laws, Rob and Marilyn Moorehead, in Senecaville, OH; and Paul and Marie Moorehead in Naples, Florida; plus, many nieces and nephews.

There is no memorial service planned for Gary at this time but just think of him when watching a sporting event, he enjoyed them all, or hitting that short shot on to the green.

In remembrance of Gary’s life, a gift can be made in his name to a charity of one’s choice or to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.  

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