Sara Jespersen Obituary

Sara Martha Jespersen
Sara Jespersen
Sara Martha Jespersen

November 11, 1935 - May 10, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Sara Martha Camacho (Jespersen) was born to Juan and Guadalupe Camacho on November 11, 1935 in Des Moines Iowa. She grew up on the south side of Des Moines and attended St Anthony's parish and school. Sara graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. Following graduation, she worked at Look magazine and E.T. Collins and Associates before she married Ronald M. Jespersen on October 29, 1960. They moved to the Beaverdale area and she became a homemaker and devoted mother. Sara worked part time outside the home at Northwest Community Hospital, and EMC. She enjoyed music, playing the steel guitar, dancing, and attending church. Sara also loved to travel and was involved with the Northwest Community Senior Center. Sara passed away Monday, May 10, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Sara is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Val Kay) Jespersen, and Julie (Frank) Davison. Her five grandchildren, Patrick, Stephanie and Michelle Davison, and Vanessa and Russell Kay; whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Guadalupe Camacho, her husband Ronald Jespersen, sisters Juanita Quijano, Angelina Benshoof, and brothers David Camacho and Raymond Camacho.

Visitation begins 3pm Friday and the family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel with a Vigil Service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice Johnston.

Funeral Services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2922 Beaver Ave on Saturday May 15, 2010 at 10:30a.m.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, May 14, 2010
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Saturday, May 15, 2010
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, May 15, 2010


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131