Jensen, Irene Leda - 1990 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Her leadership abilities, organization skills and sense of motivation made the late Irene Leda Jensen a driving force in the Women of Unifarm during a span of more than 15 years. She constantly promoted the interests of rural women, the farm family and the Women of Unifarm through articles for local newspapers and radio stations. Her devotion to this cause helped result in a major change in farm taxation laws, allowing farmers to pay their spouses a wage and deduct it as an expense from their farm earnings. She was responsible for leading a Women of Unifarm delegation to Nairobi and Hamburg to exchange ideas and information with rural women from around the world. In 1989, the Rural Education and Development Association awarded her a lifetime membership to the Goldeye Foundation. Mrs. Jensen earned the respect of many Albertans for her dedication to helping rural women and their families to improve their quality of life.

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