Cynthia Dianne Jensen
January 9, 1944 – October 1, 2020
Cynthia “Dianne” Albright Jensen, cherished mother, grandmother, sister, wife, and friend went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 1, 2020. She was born in Baytown, on the 9th of January 1944 to David Washington Albright and Nena Mae Trammell Albright. Dianne was predeceased by her father and mother.
She grew up attending Second Baptist Church in Baytown where she trusted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, and attended college at Hardin Simmons University.
She married the love of her life, Richard Jensen, on April 21, 1967. They lived in Baytown for several years and later moved to Dayton, Tx where they resided until her death. She worked early on at Kress’s department store, and later retired from Depelchin Children’s Center.
A member of Old River Baptist Church for over 40 years, she served as a Sunday school teacher with her daughter in the 90’s to 2nd graders. She loved her God and her family. She had a servant's heart. She loved to cook and when she was able, enjoyed making meals for others. She loved to work outside planting flowers, mowing, and making her yard beautiful. If you had the chance to know her, you immediately became a better person.
The celebration of Christ's birth was her favorite time of the year, and she always went all out with decorations. Everyone loved the Jensen house at Christmas.
Even in the worst of times when she spent a lot of days at the hospital, she worried about everyone else making sure her family was ok.
Dianne was the mother of two children, son David Jensen and wife Jessica of Old River, and daughter Valerie Jensen of Dayton. Grandchildren Sabrina Martin and husband Justin, Lauren Galloway. Alexis Galloway, and Cody Galloway.
She is also survived by a sister Sondra Going and husband Eddie along with their children Jim and Teina Laird. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carroll and Laura Hilborn and their children Terry and Pat Hilborn. Numerous friends, special cousins, and nieces and nephews.
At her request there will be a graveside memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown. Please wear a mask and let your attendance serve as love and hugs as we practice social distancing. We love you all.
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
- Richard Jensen, Husband
- David Jensen and wife Jessica, Son
- Valerie Jensen, Daughter
- Sabrina Martin and husband Justin, Grandchild
- Lauren Galloway, Grandchild
- Alexis Galloway, Grandchild
- Cody Galloway, Grandchild
- Sondra Going and husband Eddie, Sister
- Jim and Teina Laird, Niece and Nephew
- Carroll and Laura Hilborn, Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law
- Terry and Pat Hilborn, Nephews
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Graveside Memorial Service
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Cynthia Dianne Jensen
October 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Dianne's passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever known. She will be missed.
Love you all,
Dr. Tommy Harrison
October 12, 2020
Dianne was a friend in high school. We shared one date to a church event, and lost contact upon graduation as she traveled to Hardin Simmons Univ. and I attended Howard Payne Univ. I remember her as a godly person then and from the testimonies I have read here she maintained that witness the rest of her life. I am glad that we will meet again on streets of gold.
Bill and Janine SCHROCK
October 7, 2020
Dickie, Valerie, David and Jessica,
You have our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Dianne was a sweet and loving cousin. Her decorating and culinary skills were impeccable. I'll never forget that Christmas at her home when I fell in love with a certain reindeer of hers and she didn't hesitate to give it to me that night! Her love for others is her legacy.
Until we meet again,
Bill and Janine
October 5, 2020
The Albright family was well represented by Dianne. Our family reunions here on earth will not be the same without her but the Heavenly reunion just grew brighter. I can not think of Christmas without thinking of Dianne. I loved coming to visit during that time of year to see all her beautiful decorations and amazing food! It was a home you always felt welcome to pop in and I did....even on Christmas Day. I’ll miss her sweet kisses & hugs but thankful for the loving memories❤️
Patsy Clayton Deckert
October 3, 2020
Dear Sondra and Cynthia’s family,
I knew the minute I saw that beautiful face that this had to be your sister, Sondra, even though I didn’t know Cynthia and her family. The words of her life are lovely and could also describe you. I am sorry for your loss and that of her immediate family. I hope that the memories all of you hold dear will soften your sadness during this time.
Praying that tomorrow God will hold you all very close. With love, Patsy
October 2, 2020
This lady is beautiful inside and out.
Prayers for her family, and for the days ahead!
Johnnie Heflin Melton
October 2, 2020
I ,as many are blessed to call Dianne our friend! A sweet spirit , a giving and kind heart to all ! Oh , yes, and our Pokeno
Clubs Christmas’ were always so special !
From the beautiful decorations, to the beautiful Christmas table, favors , the food and the fun fellowship!! Just the very best ! Love you Girl ...
October 2, 2020
Dickie, David, Valerie - I don't have words to express my sorrow in the loss of your beautiful Dianne. We have so many good memories through the years of growing up as cousins in a large, loving family. I am so happy we stayed close through the years and enjoyed getting together at family reunions and other occasions. I treasure the pictures we have of the three of us, Sondra, Dianne and me always posing from little girls to 70+ year- old ladies. Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days to come. Hold steadfast to your memories. Love you all, Rena and Doyle