Mary B. Dembeck, devoted to family

August 20, 2019

Mary B. Dembeck, 96, of Ocean View passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 31, 1922, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Dembeck.

Ms. Dembeck was a graduate of Patterson High School in Baltimore, and earned an associate degree from Strayers College.  She was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served as a dental tech during World War II.  Following her service to country, Ms. Dembeck had an office career, was a senior advocate, and the former president of Senior Activities Essex Co-op. She had a variety of interests and hobbies, including, but not limited to bingo, arts and crafts, flower arrangement, reading and singing.  Ms. Dembeck was also a member of the Joseph's Center, Essex Senior Center, Optimist Club of Dundalk, Polish Women's Alliance, American Legion Post 24, CHEER Center Ocean View and VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary.  Above all, Ms. Dembeck was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Dembeck was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Jensen Sr.; her daughter, Catherine M. Jensen; and her granddaughter, Jennifer M. Woolford. She is survived by her sons: James H. Jensen Jr. (Deborah) and Joseph F. Jensen; her daughters: Christine M. Davis (Kevin) and Cynthia M. Weese (Dale); her four grandchildren; and her eight great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 22, at  11 a.m., at St. Ann Catholic Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow the services at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro.  Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Ocean View. 

Please visit Ms. Dembeck's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at

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