Daveda Annie Jensen, 80, Minot, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Daveda was born Oct. 12, 1933, at Bottineau, the daughter of Albert and Martha (Kitzman) Brandt. She was raised and educated at Willow City, graduating from Willow City High School in 1951. She attended Minot State College for one year and was employed at Dr. Baird Dental Office for a year.
Daveda was united in marriage to Jack Jensen on Dec. 27, 1954, at Willow City. They made their home in Bottineau for a year, at Des Lacs for a year and then at Max for two years, prior to their settling in Minot so that Jack could finish his education at Minot State College. After completion of his school, they moved to Max, where he taught and coached at Max High School for three years.
They moved back to Minot in 1964, where along with raising their three children, Daveda was employed at Minot Drug. They moved to Turtle Lake for two years and then to Mercer for four years, where they owned and operated Jack's Place. They returned to Minot in 1980, where Daveda was employed at Gordon's Holiday Spot from 1981-1991, when ill health forced her to retire. Jack died Jan. 9, 2007.
Daveda was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Minot, the Minot Eagles Auxilary and American Legion Auxilary. She also served as a 4-H leader, enjoyed camping, watching professional bull riding on the television, along with spending time with her grandchildren.
Her loving family includes: children, Kevin (Cathy) Jensen, Mandan, Debra (Jim) Kraft, Turtle Lake, Mitch (Gail Ogden) Jensen, Minot; grandchildren to include, Chad Kraft (Beckie Daughters), Turtle Lake, Reid (Jacque) Kraft, Sugar City, Idaho, Eric (Amanda) Jensen of Mandan, Tyler Jensen, Mandan, Conlan (Xochitl Horner) Jensen, Mandan, Tracy Elliott, Warner Robbins, Ga., Heidi (Clint) Marshall, Washburn; great-grandchildren, Abbigail and Issabelle Elliott, Leah and Alex Jensen, Griffin and Iyla Kraft, Corbin Marshall and Estelle Daveda Jensen; sister, Genevieve Halls, Fargo; and sisters-in-law, Wanda Brandt and LaVonne Jensen, both of Minot.
Daveda was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, Jack; and a brother, Melvin Brandt.
Funeral service: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Visitation: Friday, Nov. 29, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com)