Mariah Ruthanne Jensen

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Event Code: 92672



Mariah Ruthanne Jensen (13), daughter of Darren and Rachael (Thompson) Jensen, returned home to her Heavenly Father on the evening of Saturday, October 10, 2020. Mariah was born October 27, 2006 in Lafayette, Indiana as the youngest of seven children. Even as a child, she was wise beyond her years. Her heart was so pure and she always put others’ needs above her own.

Mariah attended Sommer Elementary, Northridge Middle School, and Franklin Middle School. She was a talented artist and exquisite baker. She loved music and had a deep love for children and animals. Her six nieces and nephews loved her dearly and will miss their Aunt Riah.

Although she was taken from this life far too early, Mariah influenced hundreds with her love, her laugh, and her light. She was constantly baking and delivering her creations. She had a knack for interior design, loved to play the piano, and ride her bike. She especially loved to ride up the hill and see the progress of the Pocatello Idaho temple being constructed just blocks from her home. Mariah loved the temple and loved to serve others. She was Christ-like in so many ways.

Mariah leaves behind her parents and siblings: Kailee (Douglas) Hicks, Brittany Jenkins, Alexis (Jordan) Kaze, Adam (Katelyn) Jensen, Emily (David) Schvaneveldt, and Jacob Jensen. Her brother-in-law, Austin Jenkins, returned to his Heavenly Home with Mariah. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews Jackson, Chloe, Delilah, Winston, Kalia, and Ellie. Her grandparents Stephen and Ruthanne Thompson and Richard and Sharon Jensen also mourn her loss. Mariah was also a light to her numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, October 17th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2140 Satterfield Drive; Pocatello, Idaho. Viewing will start at 1:00 PM and a service will start at 3:00. We encourage all who attend in person to wear masks and practice social distancing, consistent with local health guidelines. We are providing the following links to access the funeral remotely: In the event the YouTube feed is not functioning, we are also providing the following Church system link as a backup:

Arrangements are being handled by Summers Funeral Home, Meridian, Idaho.

Mariah dreamed of opening a bakery with her sister, Brittany. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating so her dream can become a reality. Https://