Phyllis JensenAugust 30, 1915 ~ February 2, 2017 (age 101)
On February 2, Phyllis Jensen fell asleep in death at the age of 101. Phyllis was born on August 30, 1915 to Gabriele and Rosa Oropallo in Brooklyn, NY. Her father died of the Spanish flu when Phyllis was 3 years old. When she was 13, her uncle sent for her, her mother, and her 2 sisters to come to Napa, where she remained for the rest of her life.
Her husband Ted Jensen and her sisters Angela Del Rosso & Gabriella Cameron predeceased her. She is survived by her daughter Jeannine (Coppa) Uffelman (Wesley); grandsons Mark (Patricia) and Ray Redmon (Tiffany); great-grandchildren Tiera and Joshua, and her beloved Monty. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and by her spiritual brothers and sisters in the Napa congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Phyllis and Jeannine started studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and in 1948 were baptized together in the Napa River, close to the old stone bridge at Trancas Crossing. Phyllis had a strong faith in the Biblical promise that death is just a deep sleep that she will be awakened from by her savior Jesus in the resurrection to perfect health and life in a restored earthly paradise under Kingdom rule by Christ. Phyllis believed and taught this hope to many others and now awaits this reality.
A special “THANK YOU” to her friends and caregivers at Piners Nursing Home and Hospice for all their kind and loving care. Please join us for a memorial service on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1976 Wise Drive in Napa.