Bette Jensen, 100, passed away at home on July 13, 2022. She was born in Bloomington, Illinois April 17, 1922. Bette joined the Women’s Army Corps in WWII where she worked in aviation. After the war she married and raised a family in Los Angeles during which time she was always involved in various musical and cultural endeavors. She received a BA in Anthropology at CSUN. She worked for the American Heart Association. In 1978 she moved to Reno, NV where she worked for the State of Nevada. She was always a huge advocate for women’s rights and equality. Bette found great joy in lifelong learning. A longtime member of Osher Lifelong Learning Center from its inception at UNR she found lifelong friends and embraced learning about art, current events, health, history, literature, music, science, theater and writing. Bette always said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Bette moved closer to family in 2012. She enjoyed living at Parkwood Retirement Community where she made some very loving friends. Many thanks to Parkwood! Preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Survived by her son, Larry Jensen (April) California; daughter, Kaylynn Jensen Hill (George); her only grandson, Michael Jensen Hill (Alejandra) of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Please consider making a donation in Bette’s name to a charity of your choice benefiting Women’s Rights. There are no services planned at your request. Greenwood Funeral Homes Fort Worth is handling arrangements.
Posted online on July 21, 2022
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal