Carolyn Renee Jenson1

#28263, (4 March 1936 - 19 February 2018)
Father*Elmer Carl Jenson1 (1906 - c 1986)
Mother*Gwenfread Evans2 (1902 - 1978)
Houston Chronicle, 2 Mar 2018, viewed on


Walter Edward Hesson b. 1926, d. 2016
Her married name was Hesson. 
Birth*4 March 1936She was born on 4 March 1936 at Montpelier, Bear Lake Co., IdahoG.1 
12 April 1940She appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Elmer Carl Jenson and Gwenfread Evans, age 4, b. ID.3 
Marriage*28 January 1961She married Walter Edward Hesson, son of Walter Sylvester Hesson and Ina Ritchel, on 28 January 1961 at Harris Co., TexasG.4 
Death*19 February 2018She died on 19 February 2018 at Houston, Harris Co., TexasG, at age 81.1 
Obituary2 March 2018Obituary for Carolyn Renee Jenson was published on 2 March 2018.5 


  1. [S1585], online, Citing obituary of Carolyn Renee (Jenson) Hesson published in Houston Chronicle, 2 Mar 2018.
  2. [S2386] Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013, online Clipped news article, no page or date given, img. 2682/2997. Obituary of Gwenfread Evans.
    MONTPELIER -- Gwenfread Evans Jenson, 76, died Tuesday at a Houston, Texas, hospital following a long illness.
    She was horn Feb. 26, 1902, at Malad to Isaac and Annie W. Jones Evans. She married Elmer C. Jenson May 30, 1931, at Bountiful, Utah.
    She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she held many offices, including two terms as matron. She also vvas active in the Past Matrons Circle. She served in the Ladies Aid Society.
    Survivors include her husband, Montpelier; one son, Lt. Cmdr. Ronald L. Jenson, Camp Hill, Pa; one daughter, Mrs. Walter E. (Carolyn) Hesson; Houston; four grandchildren; and one brother, James W. J. Evans, Malad.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Matthews Mortuary Chapel in Montpelier. Friends may call today from 7-8 p.m. and on Saturday for one hour before services. Burial will be in the Montpelier city cemetery.

    Citing Obituary, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, Blackfoot Idaho Family History Center, Idaho.
  3. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Elmer C (34), b. UT, retail grocery owner-manager; Gwenfread (34), b. ID; res. same place in 1935.
  4. [S2385] Harris County, Texas, Marriage Records, Harris County Clerk's Office, Houston, Texas, online Year 1961, Register p. 254-33-0959, Marr. Lic. No. 261162. Walter E Hesson, age 34, and Carolyn R Jenson, age 24, both res. 2115 Argonne, Houston TX, marr. 28 Jan 1961 by Alfred Freeman, minister.
  5. [S1585], online,
    Carolyn Renee (Jenson) Hesson (81) of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was born on March 4, 1936 to Elmer C. Jenson and Gwenfread (Evans) Jenson in Montpelier, ID.
    She earned a degree at the University of Utah in 1958 and then set out for Texas taking a position in the Junior Executive Training Program with Foleys Department Store in downtown Houston. She worked as a buyer in various departments of the store, contributed like all associates to the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade that the store sponsored, and then worked on the opening crew for the new Foley's in Sharpstown.
    In 1960 she met Walter Hesson on the pool deck of their apartment on Bissonnet Dr. After a whirlwind courtship, he proposed in Paris Canyon, ID during his first trip to meet her parents. They were married at St. Paul's UMC in January of 1961.
    Carolyn soon retired from her business career to settle down in the western suburbs of Houston to raise two rambunctious sons. She was a leader, organizer, & chauffer for her young family's church, scholastic, and sports endeavors. Her own athletic endeavors included walking, backpacking, and tennis. She continued to actively play league tennis until the age of 75.
    Carolyn was a 50+ year member of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
    She is survived by her brother Ron Jenson and sister in law Cherry of Norfolk, VA as well as their children and grandchildren; sons Scott Edward of San Diego, CA; Paul Walter and daughter in law Karen Jones, and precious granddaughter Althea Love of Houston.
    A Memorial Service and celebration of life will be held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Saturday 3/10 at 10 AM in the Friendship Court.

    Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar.2,2018.