Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Zachary Nathan Jensen\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tOur loving son, Zachary Nathan Jensen, 19, passed away on Thursday January 4, 2018, at his home in Provo surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.\nZach was born almost on Mother's Day on May 11, 1998 in Provo, Utah, the first child of Nathan and Natalie Jensen. He came with big, beautiful blue eyes and a head full of spiky hair. \n From the very beginning, he was a very happy boy who had a smile that could light up a room. As a young boy, Zach loved to be around people, to be outside, and be anywhere by water. He attended kindergarten at Timpanogos Elementary, then switched to Westridge Elementary in Provo. While at Westridge, Zach had the best teachers, amazing staff, and made some wonderful friends which he kept all through school. It seemed like everyone knew Zach and said hi to him, and he had a big smile for everyone. He went on to Dixon Middle School, then Provo High School. The tradition continued with wonderful teachers, staff, and friends looking out for him. During his Sophomore and Junior years Zach was privileged to work at the Provo Missionary Training Center in the Technology Dept. He enjoyed being on computers, his coworkers, and making his own money to be a little more independent. \n Zachary was a very active, valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had a very strong testimony of his Savior Jesus Christ. He always had a great desire to choose the right, and wanted to help others do the same. As a Senior, Zach was asked and set apart, to be on the Seminary council at PHS. He loved Seminary, and learning all he could about the gospel. It was one of his favorite things in high school, and he was surrounded by such amazing kids. He was also blessed with wonderful and caring leaders and friends throughout his life.\n Zach had a very cute sense of humor and loved to tease. He loved football, basketball, video games, going to MDA camp, anything Star Wars, and absolutely anything with Marvel or DC comics. He could tell you details about all of them. He even created his own comic book characters and world that he imagined being made into movies.\n After graduating from Provo High, Zach was able to serve a 6 month mission doing Family History, which he loved and quickly became good at. He touched many lives with his sweet spirit. He will be greatly missed by all.\n He is survived by his loving parents Nathan and Natalie Speelmon Jensen, his 4 siblings Sydney, Brady, Tyler, and Ashlee. His grandparents Ben and Annette Speelmon (Terreton, Idaho), and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins from both sides of the family. Preceded in death by his grandparents John and Beth Jensen (Springville, Utah), and many sweet cousins.\n There will be a viewing Thursday, January 11 from 6-8 p.m. at Nelson Mortuary (4780 N. University Ave. Provo). There will be an additional viewing at the Pioneer LDS Church (376 N. 700 W. Provo) on Friday January 12 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service will be at Provo Cemetery (610 S. State St. Provo).\n Our family would love to thank CNS Home Health and Hospice for their great care, all of the staff and doctors at Utah Valley Hospital Pediatrics Wing, Shriners Hospital, and all of the many doctors and medical professionals who have served us over the years. We also would like to thank Make-A-Wish Utah Chapter who sent Zach to the happiest place on earth! You all are wonderful!