Ann E. Jensen, 86

Animal-rights advocate

January 04, 2007

Ann E. Jensen, a homemaker and animal-rights advocate, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Evergreen resident was 86.

Born Anna Elizabeth Trabert in East Baltimore, she was a 1938 Seton High School graduate who earned an associate's degree in journalism at the old Mount Saint Agnes College in Mount Washington. She also attended Strayer Business School.

Many years ago, she worked for developer James Rouse at his Moss Rouse Co., a mortgage business. She was later a General Motors secretary.

In 1944, she married William H. Jensen, an East Baltimore hardware store owner. They lived in Northwood and Ednor Gardens for many years.

After her children were grown, she became a Johns Hopkins Hospital volunteer, delivering books to patients. She also belonged to the Defenders of Animal Rights.

She enjoyed reading local history and true crime stories.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5600 N. Charles St., where she was a member.

Survivors include three sons, W. Timothy Jensen of Galena, and William A. Jensen and Christopher Jensen, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Diane Glover of Reisterstown, Mary Shea of Braselton, Ga., and Barbara A. Piper of Rodgers Forge; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A son, William Trabert Jensen, died in 1945. Her husband died in 2005.

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