Prof. Emeritus Alton P. Jensen died on Feb. 6, 2005

February 6, 2005

Professor Emeritus Alton P. (Pete) Jensen (ME '56) died Sunday, February 6, 2005, after a long illness.

Mr. Alton P. ("Pete") Jensen, Professor Emeritus of Georgia Tech's College of Computing, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 6, 2005, at age 79.

Professor Jensen was an Army veteran of World War II and served with companies I and L of the 94th Infantry Division. His military service and his long career at Georgia Tech were the proudest and most satisfying times of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Roosevelt Jensen and Emma Brown Jensen; his brother, James Russell Jensen; and his first wife, Jackie Epperson Jensen. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Judith Bourgeois Jensen; his son, Allen P. Jensen and wife Sara; his daughter, Jean Jensen Terrell; and grandson, Lance Clinton Terrell; and his brothers, Edward Norman Jensen of Whitesburg, Georgia, and Joseph John Jensen of Plainfield, Illinois, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at A. S. Turner & Sons Tuesday, February 8th 4-6 pm, followed by a reception at the Jensen family home 6-8 pm. Graveside services will be conducted at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia, on Wednesday, February 9th at 11 am. A memorial service will be announced at some future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.

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