July 22, 1949 ~ January 23, 2017
Viewings: 3:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, January 29th at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and again at 11:00 a.m – Noon on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at Gillies Funeral Chapel
Burial: Mink Creek Cemetery, Mink Creek, Idaho
Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on January 23, 2017, in her Irvine, CA home with her daughters by her side. A valiant and cheerful warrior, she battled cancer for over 3 years before gracefully journeying home. Those 3 hard fought years allowed Charlene to share birthdays, holidays, graduations, a wedding, and many other priceless memories with those she loved. We are eternally grateful for the gift of time she fought so hard to give us. Charlene was born on July 22, 1949 in Boise, Idaho, daughter, and eldest of five siblings, of Ruth and Glen Jensen. She grew up in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High School. She was married to Knox Gohring, who proceeded her in death on October 8, 2014. Charlene was a cherished member of the Lake Forest Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The ward family covered her in blessings and prayers throughout her cancer battle and passing. She is survived by her 2 children Meredith Nordstrom (Chris), Irvine, CA and Dianna Vlahos (Ted), Roseville, CA; her 3 loving grandchildren Nicholas, Mikayla, and Matthew; her sister Celeste Atkinson (Brent), St George, UT; and her brothers Steven Jensen (Shauna), Logan, UT, Marlin Jensen, Salt Lake City, UT, and Kevin Jensen (Karla), Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.org); Tax Status: 501(c)3. A viewing will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, January 29th at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E. 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and again at 11:00 a.m – Noon on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at Gillies Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Mink Creek Cemetery, Mink Creek, Idaho.