Lagreta Jensby


February 16, 2023

Lagreta Arlene Jensby was born Dec. 24, 1932, to Joe and Verna Dawson in Fairbury, Nebraska. She loved her older sister, Barbara, and her younger sister, Joletta. She attended school in Fairbury, graduating in 1950 and remaining friends with many of her classmates throughout the years. Growing up, Lagreta had a newspaper route and later progressed to jobs at an ice cream shop, Lester Jones Studio, and the Elgin Watch Factory.

She met Roy Leon Jensby when he came to Fairbury for college. They married on Feb. 22, 1953. All three Dawson sisters married the same year. The Jensbys made their ho...

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