Jensen, Patricia Bailey

Pat “Dancing Queen” Jensen, 72, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at her home in Charlottesville, Va. Holding her hand as she crossed over was her husband and soulmate, Doug. Pat was born on February 11, 1945, to Alise and Sam Bailey. She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from Rockhill Academy in 1963. After high school, Pat attended The College of William and Mary and graduated in 1967. Pat married Doug Jensen on September 3, 1972. They recently celebrated 45 years of marriage and 55 years together. Pat was an active member in the real estate community on a local, state, and national level. During her stellar career, Pat was the only realtor in the greater Charlottesville area to have won all four annual real estate awards: Rookie of the Year, Ethics in Action, Realtor of the Year, and Salesperson of the Year. She served as President of the Virginia Area Realtors as well as the Director for the National Association of Realtors. Pat was a member of the Charlottesville Albemarle Area Realtors’ Honor Society since the society’s inception. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Alise and Sam Bailey, and her brother, Mike Bailey. Pat’s love for her family was limitless and unconditional. She is survived by her husband and soul mate of 55 years, Doug Jensen; and her children, Kris Jensen and his wife, Maureen, and their son, Nick; Eric Jensen, his daughter, Madelyn, and her son, Myles; Brian Jensen, and his wife, Jamie, and their daughter, Harper and soon-to-be son, Sara Jensen, and her daughter, Rowan. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 735 Park St. Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 2:30 pm. Burial will follow at Monticello Memory Gardens. A reception will be held back at First Baptist Church following the burial. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Pat’s name to the Women’s Council of Realtors, the Blue Ridge Chapter or the Martha Jefferson Foundation (cancer care).

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