J. LaMoine Jenson

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J. LaMoine Jenson
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J. LaMoine Jenson in 1990
President of the Priesthood of
the Apostolic United Brethren
February 14, 2005 (2005-02-14) – September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Predecessor Owen A. Allred
Successor Lynn A. Thompson
Personal details
Born (1935-06-27)June 27, 1935
Millville, Utah, United States
Died September 2, 2014(2014-09-02) (aged 79)
Eagle Mountain, Utah, United States
Cause of death Cancer
Alma mater Jordan High School[1]
Employer Jenson Lumber
Spouse(s) Including:[2][3]
  Marillee Thompson
  Marilyn Baker
  Joy Rains
Parents Eslie D. Jenson

Joseph LaMoine Jenson (June 27, 1935 – September 2, 2014) was the leader of the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB), a Mormon fundamentalist polygamist group, from 2005 until his death.

Personal life[edit]

Jenson was born in Millville, Utah,[2] to Eslie D. Jenson, a member of the Priesthood Council of the Apostolic United Brethren under leadership of Joseph W. Musser.[1] Jenson grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and graduated from Jordan High School in 1953.[1] Jenson went on to work in the building materials industry and owned the Jenson Lumber in Draper, Utah.

Jenson was a follower of the Apostolic United Brethren practice of Plural Marriage.[3] His wives included, Marillee Thompson, Marilyn Baker, and Joy Rains, and may have included others.[2][3]

Apostolic United Brethren leadership[edit]

Jenson was called as a member of the AUB's priesthood council in 1969 by then head Rulon C. Allred. Prior to assuming leadership of the Bluffdale, Utah church, Jenson had been a member of the AUB's Priesthood Council for 36 years. Prior to the death of AUB leader Owen A. Allred, Jenson was appointed by Allred as the Second Elder of the church and Allred's successor-designate.[4][1]


Jenson died of cancer at his home in Eagle Mountain, Utah.[2][5] Jenson had been suffering from cancer for almost five years, which has forced him abandon the day-to-day operations of his business[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Adams, Brooke (20 February 2005). "New leader is known for devotion". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Carlisle, Nate (September 4, 2014), "J. LaMoine Jenson, Utah polygamist leader, dies at 79.", The Salt Lake Tribune 
  3. ^ a b c Carlisle, Nate (5 September 2014). "A few notes on the death of J. LaMoine Jenson and the 'Sister Wives'". The Polygamy Blog. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Dethman, Leigh; Dillon-Kinkead, Lucinda (February 17, 2005), "Polygamist Owen Allred dies", Deseret Morning News, retrieved 2014-09-04 
  5. ^ Winslow, Ben (4 September 2014). "Utah polygamous church leader dies". FOX13 Salt Lake. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
Apostolic United Brethren titles
Preceded by
Owen A. Allred
President of the Priesthood
February 14, 2005 (2005-02-14)—September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Succeeded by
Lynn A. Thompson