Cona Alldredge Jensen, 81, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2015, in Spanish Fork, Utah. She is survived by six children, 24 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. Cona is preceded in death by her husband Duane, her son Mark, and two grandchildren.
She was born November 8, 1933 in San Juan Capistrano, California to Adrian and Twila Steele Alldredge. Her family later moved to Delta, Utah where she grew up and graduated high school. She then studied physical education at Brigham Young University. She returned to Delta in the summers to lifeguard and run the local swimming pool where she met her husband Duane Jensen. They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS temple and spent their life together at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Mapleton, Utah. Cona and Duane were blessed with seven children; Sam Jensen, Laura Herring, Diane Chandler, Andrew Jensen, Mark Jensen, Sally Hardy, and Sara Wolf.
Cona led an active life and loved being outdoors. She often took her family camping, fishing, hunting, and boating. Lake Powell was a favorite family vacation. She also enjoyed being on a bowling team with her friends. When the children were younger, they took the whole family to places like Idaho, Ross Lake, Washington, and Montana where Duane worked on dams and bridges as a civil engineer. Cona and Duane both got their pilots' licenses to make travel easier.
Cona was a very courageous woman. After the death of her husband on February 8, 1973, she was left to raise her seven children alone. Not only did she find time to attend her children's sports and activities, she successfully ran the drilling company and invested in real estate. After she closed the drilling company, she continued to invest in real estate then enjoyed running her own hunting/pheasant ranch with her son Andrew in Fillmore, UT.
A graveside service will be held in her honor at Springville Evergreen Cemetery Tuesday, October 27th at 12:30 pm, located at 1997 S. 400 E. Springville, Utah. A luncheon will be provided for family and friends following the service at the Herring Family residence, 1045 West Maple St., Mapleton, Utah.