Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003




Gloria Jenson

Gloria Jenson, age 86, of New Rockford, ND, died Thursday, January 5, 2012, in her daughters home in
New Rockford, ND.

Gloria Lorriane Ulness was born October 10, 1925, in Sheyenne, ND, the daughter of Nels and Helga (Simonson) Ulness. She attended school in New Rockford and was united in marriage to Sylvester Jenson on April 10, 1943. Wes and Gloria spent many years in the New Rockford area raising their two girls, Sharon and Jerri.

She worked for the Swift Processing Plant and Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd for some years before beginning at Busy Bee in New Rockford. She enjoyed meeting many people. Gloria retired from Busy Bee and began painting with her sister and niece until the age of 81. In 2009, she moved in with her daughter, Jerri and son-in-law, Scott. She resided there until her death.

Bowling was the love of her life. She was a member of Wonder Lanes bowling team. Her greatest thrill was winning the Seniors tourney from North Dakota and bowling in Reno, NV. She was accompanied by Sharon and Jerri, they had the time of their lives together and will never forget getting lost at Circus Circus.

Gloria is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Don) Norton and Geraldine (Scott) Severs, both of New Rockford, a brother-in-law, David Melhoff, Bismarck, ND, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wes; her parents, Nels and Helga; 6 sisters, Marion, Bernice, Vivian, Dorothy, Marllain, Violet; 5 brothers, Helmer, Norman, Odean, Curtis, Chester.


FUNERAL SERVICE: First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10:30AM

BURIAL: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

Posted Condolences:



Name: Deb Hoffman

Date: 1/9/2012

Message: I was saddened at hearing of the loss of Gloria. I have such fond memories of her while I was growing up in New Rockford. What a kind and classy lady, she always made me smile. She will truely be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers to her entire family on this loss of a most beautiful person.


Name: Joelyn Scriba

Date: 1/9/12

Message: My sympathy in the loss of your mother.  I remember her as being such a nice lady.


Name: Marlys Throlson

Date: 1/10/2012

Message: You have our deepest sympathy on the death of Gloria. She was such a classy lady, always dressed to the T and every hair in place. She was such a friendly, helpful clerk at Busy Bee. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ken & Marlys


Name: Helen Erickson

Date: 1-8-20012

Message: I'm sad to hear of Gloria's passing,She was a very special person. I wish I could be with everyone to celabrate her life. My thoughts an prayers are with you all.If there is Bowling in heaven she will be on the winning team!She will be missed greatley.


Name: Gail Roberts

Date: 01-05-2012

Message: So sorry to hear about Gloria. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Gloria was a fun loving person and I think about her alot every Wed night while bowling. We had lots of laughs over the years.


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