Christopher “Chris” James Jensen passed away on November 10, 2022 at the age of 35. While his cause of death is still unknown, Chris struggled with deep depression and anxiety for many years, struggling to find the right treatment. He was born in January 1987 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah and was currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As the youngest and only boy in his family, Chris learned how to be protective and loving from a young age. He loved animals and developed a love of sports from his dad.
After high school he started working in the airline industry which led him to some of the best years of his life. So many lifelong friendships were forged and unforgettable experiences made as he eventually worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines from 2012-2019. Some of those experiences included visiting India several times and stopping to buy pizza for boys at a local orphanage or hiring a motorized rickshaw to tour the city of Delhi and paying the driver ten times what he charged him and secretly leaving a 50 lb sack of rice in his rickshaw.
Chris lived in New York City for over 8 years and loved being a New Yorker. He invited his sisters to show them the city he loved and it was one of the best memories we share with him. He also lost countless iPhones there. IYKYK
Chris loved his teams the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Utah Utes, even though he grew up a BYU fan. He loved his people which included family in Chile as well as here in Utah. His friends also became family. He was fiercely protective of all of them and made an impact on everyone he met. No one will forget his humor, those incredible one liners, his contagious belly laugh that started as a giggle, but soon got out of control as tears streamed down his face. His pop culture knowledge was unmatched as he met several celebrities over the years and binged on the RHOA, The Hills, Laguna Beach, and the Kardashians. Probably while enjoying his favorite meal, a steak quesadilla from Taco Bell or Cafe Rio.
His love for his dog Stella was undeniable, even when thousands of miles separated them. He loved her with all his heart and her passing really took a toll on him. He is survived by his parents, James and Gloria Jensen, sister Jennifer, brother in law, Jeff and nephews and niece, Stockton, Breken, Jackson, and Kendyl, and sister Dre.
Chris had a heart of gold and was currently working for the VOA in Salt Lake City as a recovery specialist. He loved his job and it gave him purpose to get out of bed in the morning and make a difference.
We all love you, Chris and you will be profoundly missed. We wish we could wrap our arms around you and tell you that you fought a good fight. You can now rest in peace and know you mattered.
A viewing will be held at the Russon Mortuary 1585 W. 300 S. Syracuse, UT 84075 on Saturday, November 19th from 12:45-1:45pm. Immediately following a graveside service will be held at the Clinton City cemetery, 813 N 750 W, Clinton, UT 84015 at 2 pm.
The family is extremely grateful and overwhelmed by all who donated to make sure he got a proper burial and would love to express our eternal gratitude.