“Enduring Youth,” Ensign, Oct. 1994, 70
In her eighty-ninth year, Reva Tennant Jensen, then of the Santa Maria Fourth Ward, Santa Maria California Stake, accepted a call to serve as second counselor in her ward’s Young Women organization.
“I’ve never declined a call,” says Reva who now is a member of the Edgemont Fourteenth Ward, Provo Utah Edgemont Stake.
Sister Jensen lived in Santa Maria for thirty years. She and her late husband, Adrian, were well known for their community and Church service. “Adrian always said, ‘If you are in the service of the community, you are in the service of the Lord,’” says Sister Jensen.
A dedicated volunteer, Reva Jensen founded the Visiting Nurses’ Association in Santa Maria. For twenty-four years, she served the northern Santa Barbara community as a visiting nurse in homes and hospitals. When the community honored her at her retirement from the organization in 1989, she told the audience, “Whatever I’ve bought in my life, I have for a time; whatever I gave to charity, I have for keeps.”—Anna Lou Nye, Provo, Utah