Born in Copperfield and I Moved and Moved
Lowell D Jensen
Class of 1947
|Joel P and his band|
We moved to Copperton in June of 196. I got involved in the Boy Scouts while in Copperton. Participating in hiking and camping and other scout activities was something I enjoyed a lot. One thing I remember was the annual swimming meet held at Camp Tracy Wigwam. Our troop had a good bunch of swimmers we thought; but coming in second place was the best we could do. The Copperfield troop always seemed to be the champs. Steve Hausknecht was our best diver; the cannon ball was his best dive. I have always enjoyed working with the scouts. I fact I am still involved as the chairman of the scout committee.
In 1948 I met Lois Cloward, a pretty young thing from Vernal, Utah. She was working for her Aunt at a boardinghouse on about 10th East on Second South in Salt Lake. Keith Cowdell was dating Lois’s cousin and arranged a blind date for Lois and I. we dated pretty steady until the time I left for the mission. Not long after I got home from the mission, Lois and I were married. We’ve been together since November of 1951. We have six children, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
When we were first married we lived in Midvale at about 7200 South and State Street. The rent in Midvale seemed pretty high at $50.00 per month. So, after about two years decided to move to Lark where we rented for &27.50 per month in hopes that we could save enough for a pace of our own. We lived in Lark for about two years with Cal and Gwen Crump as close neighbors. We purchased a home in Magna and moved there in December 1956. As our family grew, we needed a larger place so we had a home built in West Jordan and moved there in 1966. After ten years of living in West Jordan, the traffic became to busy, so we bought a place in Sandy and moved there in 1976. After about 12 years in Sandy, we started to think about retirement. That’s about the time we found a building lot in Southern Utah and purchased it for retirement. We decided to go as a couple on a LDS, we sold our home and rented a place in Copperton until after retirement. I retired in October 1989 and we left for one year on a mission to Ontario, Canada. When we left Canada, drove right to St. George and found an apartment while our new home was being built. We now live in Ivins. We now live in Ivins, a small town about three miles west of St. George. Moving around has been a great experience for us. Over the years we have made many friends in each of the places we’ve lived.
While living in West Jordan, I was challenged to get involved in politics. I ran for the City Councilman and as luck would have it, I won. I found out that campaigning was a lot more fun than serving on the Council. When I was sworn in, the Mayor said that at every meeting one half of the people are happy with the decision you make and the other half are unhappy; then at the next meeting the same thing occurs. The only problem is that it’s never the same people that are happy and the one that are unhappy never forget. Since that time I’ve decided to stay out of politics. However, I do enjoy attending the city council meetings here in Ivins once in awhile.