Louise Oxenhorn

September 23, 1942January 1, 2019

Louise Jensen Oxenhorn, 76, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 1, 2019 at the Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center in Middletown. Louise was born on September 23, 1942 in Hartford, the daughter of the late John and Alice (Lund) Jensen. She graduated from Newington High School, attended Trinity College in Deerfield, IL and was a graduate of the Butera School of Art in Boston, MA. Louise lived in Wethersfield most of her life and was a member of the Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church. She was a Graphic Artist at Elrich and Company in South Windsor, Ace Printery in Hartford, and a Layout Artist at New England Typographic Service in Bloomfield. In addition, Louise had extensive experience as a Staff Artist for the State of Connecticut, as well as Wilson, Haight & Welch in Hartford and with the Travelers Insurance Company. Louise loved horses from an early age and always wanted a horse of her own. That became a reality when she purchased a beautiful Belgian Draft Horse. Her love for “Cody” lasted for over 23 years! Louise leaves her brother, John A. “Jack” Jensen and wife Audrey; her sister, Lynn Nappi and husband Mark, all of Wethersfield. She also leaves her three nephews, Matthew Jensen and wife Suzanne of Dundee, OR, Mark Jensen of Pittsburgh, PA and Luke Jensen and wife Mary Kay of Wethersfield, as well as several grand-nieces and grand-nephews and Edward, a very dear and longtime Jensen family caregiver and friend. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center and Athena Hospice for their compassion and care given to Louise. Funeral services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in honor of Louise may be made to Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church, 511 Maple St., Wethersfield, Ct. 06109 or to the donor’s choice. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield is assisting the family. To share a memory of Louise with her family, please visit


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January 6, 2019

Remembering my cousin Louise ~
She was my very favorite cool older cousin since I was a kid riding in the back seat of her Austin Healy and that Nissan 240-Z with a marker plate of LouisZ. As I grew up we shared a love for anything art or craft related and would seek out art & craft shows and do a road trip. She also loved photography which she excelled at along with her oil painting. She was an incredibly gifted artist. We became very close as the years went by and she gracefully accepted my invitation to be a brides maid at my wedding. Then my husband John & I bought her home in Bolton which her grandparents had previously owned, which we still call our home today. Her life long dream came true when she brought Cody into her life. She quickly learned everything she needed to know about two wheel carriage driving. She purchased a beautiful leather harness for Cody along with an amazing handmade carriage from the Pennsylvania Dutch and off they went. She was in her glory... smiling all the way! Talking about that smile was something but nothing could or would prepare you for her LAUGH that was contagious to anyone who heard it. We would share lots of laughter together over the years. People would think we were sisters because of the way we laughed. I feel as though I have lost half of my laugh now. My dear cousin Louise you will surely be missed by many who have had the wonderful opportunity to have known you. Love you always...
Your cousin ~ Squeaky