Russell Neal Jensen, 87 of Tempe, Arizona passed away on February 26, 2018. He was born on July 13, 1930 the son of Richard and Esther (Nielson) Jensen in Hurley, South Dakota. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1950. He then enlisted the United States Air Force in 19154 and was honorably discharged in 1956. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 1964, he began a 30 plus year career in Education and retired in 1997. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Mary of Tempe, Arizona and numerous nieces, nephews. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Richardson Funeral Home, Tempe, Arizona is compassionately serving the family.