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Donald Jay ChristensenApril 29, 1924 ~ June 5, 2017 (age 93)
Donald Jay Christensen, 93, died peacefully of natural causes June 5, 2017, at his home in Holladay, UT. where he has resided for the past 49 years.
Don was born April 29, 1924 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, He is the third child of Calvin Nathan Christensen and Juanita Sanderson Christensen. He graduated from North Sanpete High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army serving during WWII. He was a Corporal in the signal battalion and company clerk. He returned home after 3 years of service and earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University. He attended New York University for his Master’s degree. During that time he married the love of his life Laurel LuJean Pyne, December 28, 1948 in the Manti Temple. They are the parents of six children.
For 34 years he worked for the Sears Roebuck and Company as the credit manager. Don faithfully devoted many years of his life in service to the LDS Church in many capacities. He enjoyed serving as a temple worker in the Salt Lake Temple after he retired. His true love was that of a faithful home teacher. He loved to serve others and looked to help in any way he was needed. He was a member of the Provo Jaycees for many years and served as its president.
He enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, bowling and golf. He loved watching sports on television. His favorite teams were the Jazz and BYU. He was a season ticket holder to the BYU football games and loved travelling to away games. He liked to enlist the help of his children for remodeling houses and rebuilding cars, for yard work and some carpentry. Nothing was too difficult for him to figure out how to fix so he could save a dime. He taught all his children to work hard, be thrifty and kind.
He is survived by his wife, LuJean; his children, Sherri (David) Jones, Linda (Doug) Halbert, Steve (Sherie) Christensen, Mark (Michele) Christensen, Lori (Gary) Sorensen; his brothers, Lloyd and Wendall (Rosalie) Christensen; 28 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa; his parents; his sisters, Cleo and Joan; and brother, Rex.
Friends may call at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 11th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley View 3rd Ward, 1925 East Gundersen Lane (4140 So.) Holladay, Utah, where there will be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the service. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Don has requested donations to General Missionary Fund of the LDS church. Guestbook to post messages for the family and a complete obituary can be found at: www.HolbrookMortuary.com