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Maurine Jensen BickmoreSeptember 1, 1926 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 90)
September 1, 1926 - August 13, 2017
Maurine Jensen Bickmore, passed away into her eternal rest, just 2 weeks shy of 91. Maurine was born in Brigham City, Utah to Joseph David Jensen and Luella Higginson, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1944 and attended BYU.
Maurine met the center of her universe, William Gassman Bickmore, they were married on December 22, 1946 and savored 70 years of marriage. Bill and Maurine had three sons, Paul, David, and Steven. Early family life took them to Pocatello, Idaho for Bill’s pharmacy school. From there, work took them to Tacoma, WA and Walla Walla, WA. In 1959, Maurine and Bill moved their young family to Tooele, they loved the area and knew right away it was home. A short time later they purchased Caldwell Drugs (which later became Dave’s Drugs). Maurine’s mission and concern was nurturing her three young boys, she was a devoted mother. Maurine also successfully managed the front portion of the drugstore for many years with special expertise in the cosmetic department. She loved the many, young lady examples that worked with her over the years. Maurine had an incredible gift for effortless conversation and was involved in many social and philanthropic organizations. She held various positions in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and formed some of her closest, lifelong friendships. At age 63, Maurine took up a passion for golf, which carried her through some difficult times in her life and was proud to be named Oquirrh Hills Golf Course Club Champion in 1996. Maurine enjoyed the company of her dear friends and she could frequently be found playing bridge at the Senior Citizens Center. Maurine was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and upheld several callings.
Maurine is survived by her sweetheart, William Bickmore, her son David (Mary Ann, whom she loved as her own daughter) Bickmore, grandchildren, Jacob (Rachel) Bickmore, Kimberly Bickmore, Megan (Lincoln) Wright, Phoebe Beacham, Michael (Courtney) Bickmore, great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her Grammy, Porter, Ava, Walter, John Henry, Olivia, Emmett, Leo, Fay, and Nora. Preceded in death by her sons, Paul Bickmore, Steven Bickmore and Grandson-in-law, Burt Beacham.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the LDS Church 192 West 200 South at 12:00 noon, with a viewing prior, beginning at 10:30 am. Interment will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery.