WATERLOO - Sara Jensen, 85, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday (October 17, 2013) at Geneva General Hospital.
Friends and family attended her Funeral Mass Saturday (October 19) at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary's Church, Waterloo. Burial followed in Saint Mary's Cemetery.
The family request memorial contributions be directed to American Cancer Society , c/o Seneca County Relay For Life : Waterloo High School Warriors, 3 East River Street, Waterloo, N.Y. 13165.
Sara was born on January 23, 1928 in Aguilar, Colorado, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Jenny G. Acuna-Miranda. She worked at Zotos International until her retirement in 1983.
She was a member of Saint Mary's Faith Community, where she sang in the choir, a member of the Rosary Alter Society and Catholic Daughters of America. Sara worked church events, enjoyed crocheting, doing word searches and lottery scratch offs. Her biggest joy and what gave her the most happiness was spending time with her family especially her children, grandchildren, and extended family.
Sara is survived by her husband of 59 years, James "Jim" of Waterloo, whom she married on June 16, 1954; her daughter, Cynthia ""Cindy"" (Valerie Cunningham) Jensen of Waterloo; her son, Darrald (Cara Battaglia) Jensen of Seneca Falls; daughter-in-law Marilyn (Eldon) Jensen of Geneva; grandchildren, Nickoli Jensen, Ruby Cunningham, Christal (Danny Kent) Jensen, Jody Jensen, Nicole Jensen, Chris (Kayla Miller) Jensen, Elisha (Rick) Gulvin, Carl (Patti Phillips) Johnson; great-grandchildren, Giovanna Jensen, Jessica Gulvin, Joseph Johnson, Rachel Phillips, Bethany Phillips, Cayla Noman, Cierra Noman, Ceyana Moshier; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a very loved sister and several brothers.
She is preceded in death by her son, Eldon.