Troy L. Jensen

Troy L Jensen passed away at his home March 18, 2020, surrounded by the love of his wonderful family.  Troy’s story began September 1, 1965 in Laramie, Wyoming, as the oldest of three sons born to Gary and Peggy (Tschetter) Jensen.   He was raised in Sundance where he met and married his high school sweetheart Tammy (Durfee) Jensen on July 3, 1992.  The love they shared is second to none.  Their union brought two beautiful children into their life; Kaitlyn Marie and Hunter Lee Jensen.

Troy was a true master of wit and his humor will be remembered for years to come.  Those who knew him will always remember that mischievous grin which usually meant he was going to tease you about something.  The stories shared over the past month were just some of the hilarious times spent with countless friends and family.

He was an avid outdoorsman with a love of fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.  So many shared Troy’s time in the outdoors including his faithful hunting dogs, Zac, Gus and Aspen.  It is said that on many occasions he ended up in the water for one reason or another.  Not always intentionally!

Above all else, Troy was a great friend and viewed all friends as family.  He was the first person many would call for help.  He was there at the drop of a hat, often opening up his home to those in need.  His compassion for people was evident in the family and friends surrounding him in his time of need.  He was a true friend and a very strong human being to the end.

Troy graduated University of Wyoming with a degree in Psychology.  He began a long time career in law enforcement in Harlingen, Texas, and spent many years as an officer with the University of Wyoming and City of Laramie.  He was a skilled carpenter and spent much of his time making beautiful furniture.  His talents were many and he could tackle any project and was truly a jack of all trades.

Loved ones waiting in Heaven for Troy are Grandparents Elmer and Lillian (Ritchie) Jensen, Fred Tschetter, Hilda (Wagner) Tschetter, and In-laws Richard and Betty Jean (Duca) Durfee.  Loved ones that will miss Troy deeply until they meet again are his loving wife Tammy, daughter Kaitlyn Jensen, son Hunter Jensen, parents Gary and Peggy Jensen, brothers Travis (Johnnie) Jensen, Cory (Michelle) Jensen, sisters-in-law Trudy (Mike Schubarth) Durfee, Dolly (Jett) Schloredt, Liz (Michael) Taylor, brothers-in-law Rocky (LeeAnn) Hopson, Danny (Jan) Hopson, David (Ted) Hopson, Bill (Will) Hopson, nephews Trevor Olson, Cody Terras, Brent Jensen, Coltan Jensen, Mason Jensen, Hayden Johnston, Shad (Kelsey) Schloredt, Jerrett Schloredt, Trey Taylor, Kye Taylor, JR Rea, Paul (Kristal) Sipe, Rocky Hopson, Ryan Hopson, Chris (Andrea) Sipe, nieces Casie Jensen and Colbie Jensen, Sheridan Schubarth, Lindsey (Forest) Sainsbury, Shana (Gil) Garcia, Tomi (James) Folkestad, along with countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Due to the current health situation, a small service will be held for immediate family.  A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held in Sundance, Wyoming at a later date (to be determined).  Honorary pallbearers are Hunter Jensen, Cory Jensen, Travis Jensen, Paul Wick, Brian Roberts, Kevin Huber, Albert Salinas, Kurt Anderson and Jason Geis.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to ‘Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, Inc.’ (, ‘Hospice of Laramie’ or ‘American Cancer Society’.

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Condolences (9)

  • Aaron Cubbison

    Tammy and all the Jensen family, my heart is heavy having learned the loss of my dear cousin, Troy. Troy had a profound impact on my life. My father Lloyd sent me to Sundance to live at the Jensen hone for a summer when I was 11 years old. He trusted his cousin Gary and his boys to help bring me up the right way. Troy was the leader of the pack (his younger brothers Travis and Corey and me tagging along). I admired him and aspired to be tough, cool and witty just like him. He taught me how to work hard carrying cinder blocks back and forth so he, the older boys and his father Gary could do the real work and craftsmanship. Today, I am 46 years old with a law degree and work as an Executive in Investment Banking. As I look back, I know that the summer I spent "following Troy's lead" was monumental in preparing me to transition from boyhood to manhood. This is my small way of saying Thank You to Troy for who he was and his effect on me. God bless you in heaven Cousin. Please accept my, Chandra & Katelyn's sincere condolences and prayers. May you know God's grace and feel His and Troy's spirit in the days ahead. With Love, Aaron Cubbison

  • Rene and Bev Watts

    We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Blessings ❤️

  • Anonymous

    My heart goes out to you all. Prayers to each & everyone. Mardell & Jerry Olson

  • Jowanna Keil

    There are no words to describe how I feel about you losing Troy, other then my heart is completely broken, I wish I could hug you all and know how deeply sorry I am.... Troy will be missed so much and loved beyond measure ... God just got one hell of a man that’s for sure ... sending all my thoughts and prayers and so much love to Tammy and your beautiful children and all your beautiful family ...... love Jowanna

  • Roby Family

    To my dear family the Jensens. It is too hard to write everything down, so I will just say our family is sending our prayers to your families. He was truly loved by everyone. He always gave everything he could to anyone. Sending our love from Uncle Garvice and Aunt Janice Roby, cousin, Steven McLaughlin, Rhonda Mclaughlin and Elyssa Fuller, Rhonda’s daughter, and Tom Roby, Avery Kay Roby Myka Jo Roby and Andrea Brownsword. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Nancy Sargent (Necklason)

    So sorry to hear that Troy passed away. Unfortunately, I hadn't seen him since we graduated from high school. I will always remember what a good and funny guy he was. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in Peace.

  • Brett Johnson

    Troy was a great friend and wealth of knowledge about the great outdoors of Wyoming, I didn't know Troy as well as others, however we spent some great time and had some great laughs in the mountains hunting scouting hiking and packing and maybe a few beers. He will certainly be missed.

  • Cyndi Cowardin

    I am so sorry to hear Troy passed away. He was a great friend to me . He would always play jokes on me when I saw him. I will never forget him and how he always had a smile on his face. He was such a nice and caring person. Rest In Peace my friend. You all are in my prayers.

  • Mike & Marti Bingham

    Dearest Jensen Family, we were all saddened to hear of Troy’s passing. Mike & I are truly grateful to have been able to know him and your family through our friendship with Cory, Michelle & their family. He was such a good man with a wonderful humor about him & we are so very sorry for all of your loss. There are no words. Just know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. And if you need anything we are here. All our love, Mike & Marti Bingham and family


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