Sharon Jensen

Oct. 25, 1940 – Feb. 28, 2024


Sharon Jensen passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, in South Jordan, Utah.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Ogden, Utah, to Bettie G. Hickey and Lawrence Jay Bullock. In October of 1959, she married Rodney E. Jensen in Elko, Nevada, and they had two children.

Mom spent much of her youth on her grandparents’ Hickey Ranch, where she developed a love of animals, especially horses. She decided at a young age that she wanted to race horses.

Mom learned how to play piano and the drums at a young age. She loved to hunt and shoot target rifles. There was rarely a person that could outshoot her. She loved collecting antiques and going rock hunting collecting arrowheads. She also loved playing in her dance band. But most of all she loved her cats and horses.

She got into horse racing in the early 1980s, and her dad developed a lasting friendship with her trainer Blaine Hadley. They got their first winning racehorse in 1987 named Diamond Faucet and went on to flat track and chariot race for the next 35 years. They had many winners on the track.

Mom had many physical struggles over the last seven years, but Mom was a “tough old broad” and hung on until the very end, with her family by her side.

She is survived by her children, Todd (Linda) and Sharmie (Mike); granddaughters, Mikayla and Dannel; great-granddaughter, Baylee; two step-grandchildren, John and Julie; and a sister, Terrie Beltran.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Guy; and her husband, Rodney.

Mom, you are free now, and we hope you are with Dad, finding your next great racehorse.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridger. A viewing will start at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fort Bridger Cemetery.

There will be a luncheon at the Legion Hall immediately after the graveside service.