Claudia Marie Jensen passed away peacefully on August 4, 2012, after a two year battle with cancer. She was born on August 22, 1949, in Ada, MN and married Tom Jensen on June 8, 1974. She was a music and elementary school teacher, the last 18 years of which were spent at Butterfield Elementary School in the Marana Unified School District. She was an active political advocate for the betterment of Arizona’s education system and was instrumental in establishing a mentoring program for students in the College of Education at the University of Arizona. She enjoyed playing golf and performing with and directing many choirs and vocal groups. She is survived by her husband, Tom; her daughters, Mandy (Brian) and Becky (Aaron) and her two grandchildren, Abby and Matthew. Memorial Services are scheduled for Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel on the northeast campus of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider gifts to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrfcure.org. Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel.
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