OBITUARY

Loween Bernice Bolken

July 21, 1925January 5, 2019
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Loween Bolken, a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and true friend, passed away on Saturday, the 5th of January 2019. Loween was born in Denison, Iowa on July 21 1925 to her parents, Emil and Florence Jensen who farmed just north of town. She attended schools in Denison and graduated from Denison High School in 1945. She was married to her High School sweetheart, Ken Bolken on February 6, 1947 shortly after World War II. A son, James Michael was born on December 8, 1947 in Denison. The family moved to California in 1955 where both Ken and Loween worked until their retirement years enjoying her ceramics classes, playing bridge with her many friends and traveling to many places the world over and of course she loved golfing. Loween is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Florence, three brothers, Ronald Robert and Palmer, and her beloved husband of 67 years, Kenneth. She is survived by her son, Michael and wife, Kitty and family of California, Grandson, Chad Bolken and wife, Debbie and family of Wyoming. She is also survived by nephew, Eric Jensen and wife, Kellie and family of Oregon, nieces, Cindy Sanchez, Kristen and her husband, John Marvel and family of Arizona. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. May God bless her and keep her.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa AZ

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Mary Brower

January 11, 2019

My condolences on the loss of your mother, Mike, Kitty, and family. I am so grateful that Jeff and I got to spend some time with Loween on a visit to the Phoenix area this past November. We had such a nice time looking at photos and sharing stories. Your mom lived her life with such grace. An example for all of us. Love to you all. Your cousin, Mary

paula johnson

January 10, 2019

Mike I will miss your Mom very much. We would talk on the phone on occasion and always share a Christmas letter. Gary and I had a fun visit with her shortly after Uncle Ken died and went through lots of old photos and memories. I will always remember how kind they were to me after my parents divorce. I was living with my Aunt and Uncle Williams and every Sunday they they would pick me up and after Mass I would spend time with you all. Do you remember sitting in your room reading all those comics your Grandmother got from the theater? They were always family I looked up to, and their love and kindness for me and many more will not be forgotten. God bless and comfort you all. Your cousin,Paula

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Biography

Loween Bolken, a devoted wife and mother, grandmother and true friend, passed away on Saturday, the 5th of January 2019. Loween was born in Denison, Iowa on July 21 1925 to her parents, Emil and Florence Jensen who farmed just north of town. She attended schools in Denison and graduated from Denison High School in 1945. She was married to her High School sweetheart, Ken Bolken on February 6, 1947 shortly after World War II. A son, James Michael was born on December 8, 1947 in Denison. The family moved to California in 1955 where both Ken and Loween worked until their retirement years enjoying her ceramics classes, playing bridge with her many friends and traveling to many places the world over and of course she loved golfing. Loween is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Florence, three brothers, Ronald Robert and Palmer, and her beloved husband of 67 years, Kenneth. She is survived by her son, Michael and wife, Kitty and family of California, Grandson, Chad Bolken and wife, Debbie and family of Wyoming. She is also survived by nephew, Eric Jensen and wife, Kellie and family of Oregon, nieces, Cindy Sanchez, Kristen and her husband, John Marvel and family of Arizona. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. May God bless her and keep her.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, 6747 E. Broadway Rd, Mesa AZ