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Christopher Wingo Jensen

June 29, 1960 — February 20, 2024

Christopher Wingo Jensen

Christopher Wingo Jensen – beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend – passed away on February 20, 2024, surrounded by his family. Chris was born on June 29th, 1960 in Murray, Utah. He was the cherished youngest son of Fredrick Lisle Jensen and Vivian Maxine Wingo, in their lively home of six rambunctious boys. Chris was raised in Kearns, Utah where he attended elementary, junior high, and high school. He excelled at ALL sports; he played quarterback for the football team and multiple positions in baseball. He sang with the Madrigals Singers and did not let anyone forget that he was voted “Most Preferred” at Kearns High School. Oh Yeah! Chris was always up for a good time and made lifelong friends in those early years that blessed his life to this day. Chris graduated high school in 1978 and then attended BYU on a baseball scholarship.  He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tempe, Arizona Mission from 1979 to 1981. Chris served faithfully and with great dedication in Arizona and blessed many lives with his love and enthusiasm for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Chris met Lisa Terry in junior high school and their love story began. Their hearts were united eternally in the Salt Lake City Temple on a snowy December 8, 1983. Chris and Lisa's family blossomed with the birth of their children: Emily, Spencer, Christopher “Andrew” and Margaret “Maggie”. While married – and with three young children – Chris and Lisa attended and graduated from the University of Utah. This cemented his lifelong obsession with all Utah sports; “A Utah man” was he! 

 Through sweat equity and hard work, Chris and Lisa turned a dilapidated house, built in the Avenues of Salt Lake City in 1907, into a beautiful, welcoming and warm home. They moved to the East Millcreek area of Salt Lake while expecting their third baby, Andrew—the loving boy who has blessed their life and family through his special needs. Six years later and to their surprise, they welcomed the arrival of Maggie, their youngest daughter. Chris and Lisa eventually settled in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada in 1997, where they continued to raise their family. Their home has been a hub for friends and family and most recently, it has been the home base for Chris and Lisa to welcome their beloved grandsons. Chris loved his man cubs more than life itself – all 7 of them – Cole, Ryan, Benny and Gavin Wong and Will, Finn and Crew Jensen. 

Chris's professional path was as diverse as it was impactful. Chris owned a ski rental shop and worked various other jobs including a position in physician staffing with CompHealth before landing his career job with Eli Lilly and Company in 1997. Chris made a difference with patients in whatever field of pharmaceuticals he represented – neuroscience, cardiology, oncology, and most recently diabetes care. His career was distinguished by heartfelt service and excellence, as evidenced by his numerous accolades, including the prestigious President's Council and the honor of Eli Lilly’s Pharmaceutical Sales Representative of the Year.

Chris made countless friends wherever he went. He had a larger-than-life spirit and personality and made everyone he knew feel important and loved. Chris had a hilarious sense of humor and always had a joke, pun, or story for every situation. He was a master storyteller and was a beacon of light and laughter for so many, leaving a trail of friendship wherever he roamed. He loved all sporting events and played basketball, tennis, and golfed with his favorite foursome for many, many years.

Chris lived a life of faith, his soul rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His actions were a testament to his discipleship and immovable testimony of the Plan of Salvation. His love for missionary work was a true passion, a testament to his unwavering love for his Savior. Chris's legacy is etched in the hearts of those who called him Husband, Dad, Papa, Brother, and Friend. 

Chris was preceded in death by his beloved parents; his brother, Patrick; his mother-in-law, Lois Terry; sister-in-law, Paula Jensen; and brother-in-law, Joel Terry.  Chris is survived by his wife, Lisa; his four children, Emily Wong (Cliff), Spencer (Emily), Andrew, and Maggie Hughes (Michael); his 7 grandsons; his brothers Fred (Renee), Mark, Kim (Mia), and KelleyJensen; his father-in-law, Chad Terry; brothers-in-law, Doug (Tricia) Terry, and Craig (Kimmy) Terry; and countless nieces and nephews.

As we bid farewell to Chris, we hold onto the belief that his journey continues beyond this mortal world, where stories and songs never end, and love is eternal. His was a life lived in full color, a symphony of service, love, and laughter, leaving us a legacy to cherish and emulate.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m., at the Redrock Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10550 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. You may also join us at the following webinar address: https://zoom.us//j/93354121719

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 “N” Street, Salt Lake City, UT  84103, under the direction of Cannon Mortuary.

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