June 30, 2012
Jensen, Dean V., age 88 of Long Beach, WA died June 30, 2012, at Tacoma General Hospital of natural causes.
Survived by sons Neil (Tanya) and James (Ruthe) Jensen; grandchildren Marisol and James; brother Val (Mary Ellen) and sister Margaret (Andre) Nebolon. Dean was a flight instructor for Alaska Airlines and previously United Airlines.
Dean was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Evander Jensen, in 2008, a daughter LuAnn in 1954, a grandchild Christen in 2010, and a brother James in 2008.
Dean served as a P-51 very long range pilot on missions over Japan during World War II, as a transport pilot and radar officer during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. A service will be held at the Yahn Funeral Home in Auburn, Wash. on July 23. Memorials preferred to Labrador Retriever Foundation. Dean's other passions included family, duty and P-51s.