Mari Jill (Addison) Jenson, 64, died of cancer in Little Canada on May 18, 2023. Mari was born June 8, 1958. to Dick Rostamo and Faye Watson.
Mari grew up in St. Anthony Park with adoptive parents Bill and Mary Jane Addison and brother John.
She attended St. Anthony Park Elementary School, and graduated from Murray Senior High School in 1976. She was valedictorian of her nursing program, but spent the majority of her career in education working for St. Paul Public Schools.
Mari had two children, Joe and Lindsay, whom she supported through all of their activities growing up. She met her partner, Tommy, in the late ’90s, and they were together for over 26 years until his recent death. Together they loved their grandchildren, bowling, racing and above all camping. They would jump in their camper at any chance they could get.
She is survived by her children Joe Kessler (Lisa Myhre) and Lindsay Jenson (Nathalie Picard); three grandchildren; mother Faye Watson (Gregg Malik); father Dick Rostamo (Brenda Rostamo); sisters Kelly Thomas (Mitch Thomas) and Tracy Rostamo; brothers Kurt Rostamo, Tom Rostamo (Sandy) and John Addison. Mari was predeceased by father Bill Addison, mother Mary Jane Addison and partner Tommy Thompson.
A funeral has been held at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ.