Kenneth Wayne Jensen Phillips

Kenneth Wayne Jensen Phillips died at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo., on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at age 63.

The son of Alfred and Thelma Lorene (Ansiel) Jensen, Ken was born March 23, 1951, in Riverside, Calif. Ken was a builder and loved woodworking.

Ken is survived by his children, Sean Phillips and wife Andrea of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Jennifer Simonson and husband Dave of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; wife, friend and companion Susan Staggs of Cortez; stepchildren Jessica Staggs of Cortez and Chris Staggs and wife Jadi of Cortez; eight grandchildren, Bryan Patrick Woodall, Dana Phillips, Kellie Woodall, Alexandra Phillips, Skylee Lindsay, Celacia Stewart, Chloe Staggs and William Staggs; and his siblings, Charles Jensen and wife, Judie of San Bernardino, Calif., Thelma Jones of Hemet, Calif., Annafaye Fagen of St. Charles, Mo., Allen Jensen and wife Dusty of Lewis, Colo., and Larry Jensen of wife, Susie of Avondale, Ariz. Preceding Ken in death were father Alfred Jensen; and mother and step-father, Lorene (Ansiel) Phillips and David Phillips.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service to be held later. Memorial contributions in memory of Kenneth Phillips can be made to a cancer research organization of your choice. Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home.