Clifton Max Jensen

Clifton Max Jensen

CLIFTON MAX JENSEN, 93 of RED BANK, NJ died on March 17, 2009.

Born September 6, 1915 in Mantua , UT to Marion and May Jensen, he was raised in Brigham City with his five brothers and sisters on his father’s sheep ranch.

He enlisted in the US navy in 1933 at the age of 17, where he served for twenty-two years.  He achieved the ranks of Chief Electrician, Chief Petty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer. During WW II he served aboard destroyers in the Atlantic Fleet and with an amphibious radar unit and repair ship in the Pacific.  He participated in battles at Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands , the Philippines and at Bougainville aboard the USS Whitney. He retired from the navy in 1955 and moved with his wife and children to New Jersey .  There he began a long, successful sales career which started with Duncan Parking Meters, continued with Koontz Equipment Corp. and returned to Duncan Industries, with whom he remained until his retirement at the age of 74.

He is predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Alice Theresa Salem, whom he married in 1945.  They had three children.  He is survived by daughters, Judith Jensen Duverger of Red Bank,  Lucy of Los Angeles, CA; son Gregory and daughter-in-law, Kathy of Groveland, MA; grandchildren, Noelle and Andrew Durverger, Jessica and Patrick Jensen, twin sister, Afton Boyle of Idaho Falls, ID; brother, Alan of Salt Lake City, UT; nieces, Caroline Stone of Idaho Falls and Patricia Draper of Salt Lake City, UT.

Visitation will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St. , Red Bank on Friday, 7:00-9:00 PM.  A funeral service will be offered at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 21st at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 14 Reynolds Drive , Eatontown.  Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery , Middletown .
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740