Alphabetical Alumni
Christensen, Alice

Christensen, Alice

Alice Christensen

Class of 1926. Alice Christensen. Source: 1926 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. [TM] ~ ~ ~ ~ [What is her middle name? Valious? Lucinda? Fern? Ella?]

Christensen, Andrew Burton [Christenson]

Christensen, Andrew Burton [Christenson]
Richfield, Utah US

Andrew and Ane Marie Christensen

BY Academy Collegiate Normal Class of 1895. A. B. Christensen. Received title of Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. Pd.) on May 23, 1895. At Commencement Exercises he delivered the "Class Jingle." Source 1: Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1895. A. B. Christensen appears in a photograph held by the BYU Archives purporting to be "the graduating Class of 1895" (UAP 2 Folder 038) ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Collegiate Class of 1895: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 21. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Andrew B. Christensen, History teacher, 1895-1896, 1912-1914. ~ ~ ~ ~ Andrew Burton Christensen was born on October 27, 1876 in Salina, Utah. His parents were Niels Christensen and Ane Marie Nielsen Christensen. He married Martine Michelsen on May 6, 1896. He died on December 10, 1955, with Dr. John B. Cluff attending death. Interment, Richfield Cemetery, Utah. ~ ~ / / ~ ~ Andrew B. Christenson (1869-1931) was the president of what is today Brigham Young University–Idaho from 1914-1917. Christenson was born in Manti, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young Academy in 1895. In 1896 he married Sarah Jane Barholowmew (1875-1966) in the Manti Temple. Christenson was then a teacher and principal in Kanab, Utah. He then studied at the University of Michigan where he received a BA in Literature in 1901. Christenson served as principal of LDS High School, the predecessor of LDS Business College and was on the faculty of Brigham Young University before coming to Ricks College. During his term as president of Ricks the school first offered college level courses. Like all presidents of Ricks/BYU-Idaho, Christenson was a Latter-day Saint. [ See Wickipedia article.]

Christensen, Ann (1972)

Ann Christensen

Class of 1972. Ann Christensen. [Need more information.] [TM]

Christensen, Annie (1882)

Christensen, Annie (1882)

Annie Christensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Annie Christensen. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Normal certificate only (assistant teacher). 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. [Note: There are so many women named Annie Christensen during this period, that we need her middle name or parents' names.]

Christensen, Betty Ruth

Christensen, Betty Ruth
Tempe, Arizona US

Betty and Levi Parker

Class of 1939. Betty Ruth Christensen. Vice President of the Senior Class, 1938-1939. Notre Maison. French Club. Fauvines. Contest Play. School Play. Betty married Levi M. Parker. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Parley Alma Christensen [chair of the BYU English Department] and Ruth Maughan Jones Christensen, married June 2, 1915. Their children included: Horace John Christensen [BYH Class of 1934] (LaVonda Hansen) of Salt Lake City; Margaret Christensen [BYH Class of 1935] (Parry D.) Sorensen, Salt Lake City; Betty Ruth Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Parker; and Harold Christensen [BYH Class of 1949] (Joanne), of Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ Betty Ruth Christensen was born on April 19, 1921 in Logan, Utah. Her parents were Parley Alma Christensen and Ruth Jones Christensen. She married Levi Mayland Parker on June 5, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on August 7, 2005.

Christensen, Carl Joseph

Christensen, Carl Joseph
Springville, Utah US

Carl and Rhea Christensen

Class of 1919. Carl J. Christensen graduated from BYH in College Hall on Wednesday, May 28, 1919. He served as Athletic Manager in 1918-1919. Source 1: 1919 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1919. Carl J. Christensen. Source 2: 1919 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 61-74. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1923. Carl Joseph Christensen. He received a BS Degree in Chemistry in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 10. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carl Joseph Christensen was born on April 3, 1901 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Chresten Carl Christensen and Ellen Susanna Jorgensen. He married Rhea Alberta Huish on September 3, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on June 24, 1995 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah.

Christensen, Coleen
291 West 100 North
PO Box 100063
Alton, Utah 84710 US

Coleen and Craig Heaton
  • Work: (435) 648-2567

Class of 1971. Coleen Christensen [incorrectly spelled Colleen in 1968 Wildcat yearbook]. BYU 1975. Married Doug Heaton.

Christensen, Craig N.
1724 Whitney Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Craig Christensen
  • Cell: 208-589-1970
  • Home: 208-523-8262

Class of 1964. Craig N. Christensen. Football, Basketball, Track, Y Club, Dramatics, Forensics, Band, Seminary Graduate. BYU 1969. Served a mission to North Britain 1966-68. Utah State University BS Economics 1971. Married Cheryl, later div. in 2004; Craig is currently still single in 2010. They have five children: Chad, Cara, Camille, Chet and Chase. Three grandsons, Ryan (Chad) and Jake (Camille) and Cooper (also Chad). For the past 23 years Craig was the sales manager of a large pallet and specialty wood manufacturer with facilities in Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City and Bozeman, Montana [2005]. Alternate business address: Craig N. Christensen, 959 Silkwood Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83406. @August2010

Christensen, David M. (1958)
797 David Way
North Salt Lake, Utah 84054 US

David and ReNae Christensen
  • Home: (385) 292-9249

Class of 1958. David M. Christensen. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Band, Dance Band, Radio Physics. Ham radio: K7BWZ. ~ ~ ~ ~ Headline: Christensen Joins Advisory Panel for Services to the Deaf. David M. Christensen recently took a seat on the Utah Advisory Committee for Services to the Adult Deaf and Hard of Hearing, an advisory group to the state Board of Education. Christensen, a Utah Power & Light electronics technician, lives in North Salt Lake. The committee meets monthly to represent the interests and needs of deaf and hard of hearing Utahns. [Monday, September 4, 1989, Deseret News] ~ ~ ~ ~ Dave graduated from BYU with a BA in Russian in 1968. Alternate email: k7bwz1@juno.com ~ ~ ~ ~ Dave retired from Utah Power and Light (Now Rocky Mountain Power). He married ReNae Andreasen of Provo in 1964. They have three sons: Richard, Clark and Glade Christensen. Dave served in the California LDS Mission from 1960 to 1962. He is a ham radio operator. Dave is active in the LDS Church; he has served several Stake Missions as a Seventy. He also served in a Bishopric and on a High Council. Dave and Renae now have 14 grandchildren. @2010

Christensen, Donald

Donald Christensen

Class of 1970. Donald Christensen.

Christensen, E. Elaine

Christensen, E. Elaine

Elaine Southwick

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. E. Elaine Christensen [Southwick]. She received a BS Degree in Secondary Teaching in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 208.

Christensen, E. Milton [Erastus Milton]

Christensen, E. Milton [Erastus Milton]
Idaho Falls, Idaho US

Milton and Cora Christensen

Classes of 1912 and 1917. E. Milton Christensen, of Shelley, Idaho. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Erastus Milton Christensen. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 307. ~ ~ ~ ~ Erastus Milton Christensen was born on July 5, 1889 in Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Antone Erastus Christensen and Annie Christena Jensen Christensen. The family lived for a while in Shelley, Idaho. He married Cora Myrtle Monson on June 5, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on September 10, 1956 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Interment, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Christensen, Eldon
8168 Manitoba St. No. 2
Playa del Rey, California 90293-8291 US

Eldon and Toni Christensen
  • Work: 310-821-4358

Class of 1957 ~ Honorary. Eldon Christensen. [Name, photo not listed with senior class in 1957 Wildcat yearbook.] He married Toni.

Christensen, Elsie Kathrine

Christensen, Elsie Kathrine
Provo, Utah US

Elsie and Alma Bartholomew

BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1896. Elsie Christensen of Gunnison, Utah. Graduated May 1896 with Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source 1: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. Source 2: Graduation Program 1896. Source 3: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 12. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elsie Kathrine Christensen was born on March 8, 1875 in Mayfield, Sanpete County, Utah. Her parents were Lauritz Mathias Christian (Lars) Christensen (Christenson) and Elsie Katherine Christen Christensen (Andersen). The family lived for a time in Gunnison, Utah. She married Alma C. Bartholomew on June 26, 1901 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. She died on June 28, 1964 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Payson, Utah.

Christensen, Elwood Martinus

Christensen, Elwood Martinus

Elwood & Catherine Christensen

Class of 1913. Elwood M. Christenson [actually Christenson]. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 328. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elwood Martinus Christensen was born on November 19, 1893 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents were Alma Castor Christensen and Jensena Matilda Nielson Christensen. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elwood married Catherine Kippen on October 24, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Catherine Kippen was born on January 25, 1895 in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah. Catherine Kippen Christensen died on August 23, 1929 in Porterville, Utah. Her parents were James Kippen and Selina Johanna Stevens Kippen. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elwood second married Margaret Carter on January 4, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elwood M. Christensen died on October 15, 1981 in Ogden, Utah.

Christensen, Emma Rebecca

Christensen, Emma Rebecca
of Salina, Utah US

Emma and Parley Probst

Class of 1911. Emma Christensen of Salina, Utah. Normal [Teacher Prep]. A devoted student of masculine nature and the personification of patience. One whose right hand knows not what her left does. Not known by many, but will be remembered by all who have made her acquaintance. Source: BYHS Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Emma Christensen. She received a High School Diploma in 1911. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 5, p. 308. ~ ~ ~ ~ Emma Rebecca Christensen was born on October 27, 1890 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. Her parents: Hans Christensen and Maren Kirstine Clausen Christensen. She married Parley Paul Probst on October 22, 1919. She died on September 19, 1971.

Christensen, Finn Vandborg

Christensen, Finn Vandborg
Orem, Utah

Finn and Jane Christensen

Class of 1963. Finn Vandborg Christensen. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Track, Y Club, All Region Basketball, All State Basketball, All State Football, Seminary 4th year, Spanish Club. Married Jane. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Finn Vandborg Christensen died July 15, 2004, after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 7, 1945, in Esbjerg, Denmark, to Gunnar and Paula Christensen. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of three with his parents and younger brother. During his youth, Finn learned to excel in every interest of his life, including checkers, football, baseball, track, and especially basketball. Finn attended BY High, leading the Wildcats to a state basketball championship in 1963, while receiving all-state honors. Finn was called to serve an LDS mission in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1964 to 1966. He also served in the United States Army Reserve, being discharged in September 1968. Finn loved sports, hard work, reading, and crossword puzzles. He was very disciplined and thrived on conquering any challenge placed in his path. He found great pride and joy in the rewards of a job well done. While working in the bowling industry, Finn developed a deep passion for the sport. He later became owner of his own lane resurfacing company and part owner of several bowling establishments. He was an avid bowler, receiving many awards and accolades for his accomplishments. After two marriages, Finn married Jane, on October 8, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together, they enjoyed movies, animals, and traveling. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; his son, Jared (Kami); his three brothers: Ole, Roy, Paul (Lori); sister, Jane; step-mother, Afton; and brother-in-law, Ken (Lis). He was preceded in death by his parents, Gunnar (2003) and Paula (1983); his infant son, Sean (1971); and sister, Lis (2003). At Finn's request, a private service was held for family and close friends. Other friends and family reminisced together at Miracle Bowl on Sunday, July 25th. [Published in the Provo Daily Herald, July 18, 2004.] HIS PARENTS: Gunnar Charles Christensen and Paula Vandborg Christensen, married in 1944 in Denmark. They immigrated to the United States in 1948 with their first two children. They had a total of six children, all raised in the Provo-Orem Area. Mother, Paula died in 1983, and father, Gunnar, next married Afton, then he died in 2003. The six children of Gunnar and Paula: Finn Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1963] (Jane) of Orem, Ole Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1965] of Sandy, Lis Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1967] (Kenneth B.) Larsen of Sandy, Roy Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1969] of Spanish Fork, Paul Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1971] of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jane Vandborg Christensen of Bloomfield, New Mexico. @2003

Christensen, George Frank(lin) (1889)

Christensen, George Frank(lin) (1889)
Fairview, Utah US

George and Hulda Christensen

BY Academy High School Class of 1889. George Christensen received high school certificates for Physiology and Elocution in 1889. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 28, 1889. ~ ~ ~ ~ George Frank Christensen was born on August 1, 1868 in St. Thomas, Lincoln County, Nevada. His parents were Mads Frederick Theobald Christensen and Kirstine Sophie (Sophia) Christina Rasmussen. He married Hulda Charlotte (Charlottie) Sanderson on December 18, 1890 in Manti, Utah. He was a schoolteacher. He died on October 18, 1907 in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, at the age of about 39. Interment, Fairview, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS DAUGHTER: Phyllis May Christensen Jones, 97, passed away March 26, 2003, in Provo, Utah. Phyllis was born May 18, 1905, in Fairview, Utah, the daughter of George Franklin Christensen and Hulda Charlotte Sanderson. In 1926, Phyllis received a teaching certificate from Brigham Young University, then taught elementary school in Indianola until her marriage to Naylor Lionel Jones on May 23, 1928. Naylor died in 1965. Phyllis loved music, crocheting, quilting, reading, Jeopardy, and two days before she died, she was still doing crossword puzzles with a pen. She valued her membership in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served faithfully in Primary and Relief Society. She is survived by her children: Norma (Ed) Melzer, Salem; Nadine (Markel) Caldwell, Provo; and Charlotte Jensen of Salt Lake; 16 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 29, 2003, in the Grandview 5th Ward LDS Chapel, 1555 North 1350 West, Provo. Her interment, Fairview City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, March 28, 2003.]

Christensen, George Franklin (1909)

Christensen, George Franklin (1909)

George Christensen

Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. George Franklin Christensen received a B.A. Degree from BYU in 1909. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 1, page 168.

Christensen, Glen Lee

Christensen, Glen Lee
Beaver, Utah US

Glen and Marian Christensen

Class of 1943. Glen Lee Christensen. Boys' Organization 1-2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Glen Lee Christensen was born October 26, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on July 18, 2007 in Logan, Utah, at the age of 82. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Glen Lee Christensen, born October 26, 1924 in Salt Lake City to Lewis Glen and Vernie M. Christensen, died July 18, 2007 in Logan, Utah at the age of 82. Glen Lee spent most of his childhood in Provo Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1943. He led many a horse trail ride into Slate Canyon working for his family's riding academy. A US Army Veteran, he served in Korea during World War II. Glen was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #364 with 45 years of distinguished service, attaining Journeyman status April 19, 1951. He married the apple of his eye, Marian E. Pratt, Jan.4, 1952 in San Bernardino, California. They lived in Southern California for nearly thirty years where they raised their four children. In 1980 they relocated to Beaver, Utah where they resided for twenty-five years before moving closer to their youngest son in Smithfield Utah. Glen Lee, who enjoyed life, love and family, was preceded in death by two of his sons, Richard and Paul, and his sister and her husband, Beth and Leith Seely. He is survived by his loving wife Marian; daughter Janet Drew (Michael), son John (Kelly) and daughter-in-law Jamie; sisters Jean O'Brien (Ralph) and Anna May Bender (Gene); sister and brother in-law Marjorie and Don Odenbach; Grandchildren, Marjorie, Colton and Kathryn and Step-Grandchildren BreAnna and Austin. Family & friends are invited to attend a viewing Saturday evening, July 21st, 2007 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Smithfield 5th Ward, 625 East 600 South, Smithfield and Monday, July 23rd from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Parleys 6th Ward, 2350 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, prior to funeral services beginning at 12:00 Noon. Burial with military honors will follow at the Utah State Veterans Cemetery, located at 17111 Camp Williams Road in Bluffdale, Utah. Source.

Christensen, Gregory Lynn
1235 Little Hobble Creek
Wallsburg, Utah 84082

Greg and Linda Christensen
  • Work: (435) 654-7125

Class of 1964. Football, Track, Ski Club, Dramatics, Seminary Graduate, Homeroom Rep, Junior Class Social Chair. BYU BS Elementary Education & Teaching Certificate 1971. BYU MED Reading Specialist 1982. Married Linda. Alternate address: PO Box 126, Wallsburg, Utah 84082 @2001.

Christensen, Harold P.

Christensen, Harold P.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Harold & Joanne Christensen

Class of 1949. Harold "Chris" Christensen. Student Body Vice President. Member of the 1948 & 1949 State Championship Basketball teams, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Track, Y Lettermen, Y'd Cat Student Newspaper, Opera, Thespian, Chorus. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ University of Utah BS Civil Engineering 1958. (See his photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Parley Alma Christensen [chair of the BYU English Department] and Ruth Maughan Jones Christensen, married June 2, 1915. Their children included: Horace John Christensen [BYH Class of 1934] (LaVonda Hansen) of Salt Lake City; Margaret Christensen [BYH Class of 1935] (Parry D.) Sorensen, Salt Lake City; Betty Ruth Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Parker; and Harold Christensen [BYH Class of 1949] (Joanne), of Salt Lake City. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ Salt Lake Telegram, April 9, 1949. ~ ~ ~ ~ ANNOUNCEMENT: Harold P. Christensen lettered in 5 sports at BYH, was a first-team All-State Basketball Player, then a starter on the 1951 BYU NIT Championship team, honored as a member of the BYU Cougar Club Hall of Fame, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the age of 80. Christensen was a star athlete at B.Y. High School in 5 sports. He was selected to play in the 1949 High School All-Star Game in Kentucky and was named a high school All-American. At BYU, Christensen helped the Cougars win the 1951 NIT, earned all-conference honors in 1952 and 1953 and played in the 1953 East-West All-Star Game in Kansas City. Christensen graduated from BYU in 1954 with a degree in mathematics and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force until 1958. He earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah in 1960 and then worked as a civil engineer in Salt Lake City. From 1981 to 1984 Christensen served as mission president of the California Fresno LDS Mission. He is survived by his wife Joanne, seven children, 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Three of the couple's sons -- Craig, Kurt and Todd -- also played basketball at BYU. Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Foothill Stake Center, 1933 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Deseret News, March 30, 2012] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Harold Parley Christensen ("Chris"), beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2012, following a valiant fight with cancer. Born April 16, 1931 in Provo, Utah, to Parley Alma and Ruth Jones Christensen, he grew up the son of an English professor and long-time chairman of BYU's English department from whom he gained a love for books - and for sports. A graduate of BY High, Harold was a star athlete in tennis, football and basketball and was invited to play in the 1949 National East-West All-Star basketball game. He later attended BYU where he graduated with a degree in mathematics and was the starting point guard on BYU's 1951 NIT Championship team. He was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1954 NBA draft and in 1977 he was inducted into the BYU Athletics Hall of Fame. While at BYU, he met his sweetheart of 58 years, Joanne Stringham. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS temple in 1953 and together they created a loving, safe and secure home for their seven children. After graduation he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, which would later provide the backdrop for dramatic bed-time stories about KC-97 and B-52 refueling missions. Following his military service he returned to Utah to complete a civil engineering degree at the University of Utah and begin his career as a consulting structural engineer in Salt Lake City for more than 40 years. Over the years his lifelong interest in sports and his ability to reach young men combined in many successful little league coaching ventures that produced successful high school, college and professional athletes, none of whom left his tutelage without learning well that winning always includes good sportsmanship. A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in numerous callings, including as a member of the Melchizedek Priesthood General Board, a counselor in the Salt Lake Foothill Stake presidency, and a worker in the Salt Lake temple. From 1981-1984, he presided over the California Fresno Mission and is beloved to this day by the hundreds of former missionaries who served with him. His service is remembered for his conviction that God answers the earnest prayer and that every individual is a child of God deserving of love and acceptance. His unconditional loving-kindness for all was his hallmark virtue and will remain his greatest legacy. Harold is survived by his wife, Joanne, and their seven children: Lesli (Bruce) Collett, Craig (Shawna), Kim (Joel) Nance, Cindy (Steve) Harline, Kyle (Alyse), Kurt (Heather), Todd (Lyndsay), 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the LDS Stake Center located at 2100 East 1930 South in Salt Lake City. [Salt Lake Tribune, March 30, 2012]

Christensen, Herbert K.

Christensen, Herbert K.
Provo, Utah US

Herbert and Lillian Christensen

Faculty & Staff. Twelfth Principal of BY High School from 1949 to 1950. Herbert K. Christensen was born August 25, 1906 in Springdale, Washington County, Utah. His parents: Samuel Christensen and Lori Gifford Christensen. He married Lillian Anderson on December 12, 1931, in Beaver, Utah. He earned two degrees from Brigham Young University, B.S. in 1945, and M.S. in 1948. He died January 21, 1950 in Provo, Utah, from a heart attack, while serving as Principal of Brigham Young High School. Interment, Springdale Cemetery, Washington County, Utah. In 1945-46 and 1946-47 he had taught Religion and Problems of Democracy. In 1947-48 and 1948-49 he taught Social Science & English. When Principal A. John Clarke left to continue his education in January of 1949, Christensen was named acting principal, and was later announced as the incoming Principal. He served as acting principal for six months, then as principal for less than six months, before his death. His son, Albert Leon Christensen, graduated from BYH in the Class of 1951. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. BYU Training School Teacher, Second Grade, 1950s. Lillian Anderson Christensen married twice: First, on December 12, 1931 to Herbert K. Christensen in Beaver, Utah. He died of a heart attack on January 21, 1950 in Provo, Utah, while serving as Principal of Brigham Young High School. She married a second time, on June 29, 1963, to Willard Grant Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her pilot's license so she could fly with her husband, Willard, in his single engine plane, and be capable of flying the plane herself. Lillian worked at the "Gathering Place" to help kids turn their lives around. When Lillian was diagnosed with cancer, she went through chemotherapy and lost her hair. During that time, George H. W. Bush (the first Bush president) flew into the Provo Airport to present his "Point of Light" award to Lillian, because of her work helping youth improve their lives. "She wore a wig for that occasion," said Carol Davis, Lillian's stepdaughter. "President Bush flew into Provo in a small plane, not his big president's plane." Lillian died about five weeks before Willard G. Smith died. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Lillian Anderson Christensen Smith died on November 6, 1996 after a lingering illness. She was born in Parowan, Utah on September 24, 1912 to Niels Albert Anderson and Amy Deslie Lowe Anderson. Lillian's funeral services were held Monday, November 11, 1996, in Provo. Interment, Springdale City Cemetery (Washington County). The family suggested contributions to the "Gathering Place", 251 E. 1200 South, Orem, UT 84058, in Lillian's name. [Deseret News, November 9, 1996.]~ ~ ~ ~ An award, the "Lillian Smith Youth Advocate of the Year" is presented in Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ TRIBUTE BYH PRINCIPAL: Herbert K. Christensen, 43 years of age, was assistant professor of secondary education at Brigham Young University. All who met him were impressed that he was an extraordinary individual. There is little room for regret when we realize how much life he packed into his few short years on earth. As a man of principle, outstanding leadership, and as a great teacher, he gained the admiration and respect of all who knew him. Words are merely expressions of the mind which seek to fathom the depth of the human soul. The life of Herbert K. Christensen is his real tribute. [BYU Banyan, 1950, page 418.]

Christensen, Homer Paul
American Fork, Utah US

Homer Christensen

BYH Class of 1909. Homer Christensen. Played center on BYH/BYU Varsity Basketball Team.

Christensen, Horace John

Christensen, Horace John
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Horace and LaVonda Christensen

Class of 1934. Horace Christensen. President, 1934 Senior Class. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Horace John Christensen passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2000 with his family by his side. He was born in Brigham City, Utah on April 17, 1916 to Dr. Parley Alma Christensen and Ruth Jones Christensen . Horace graduated Brigham Young High School in 1934, and then from Brigham Young University with a degree in Sociology. After service in the United States Navy, Horace briefly taught high school history before joining the Social Security Administration. His commitment to helping people through his work was unsurpassed and his contact with friends and those in need continued throughout his retirement. Horace's family and friends will remain grateful for his keen, probing mind, his unfailing graciousness, and his lifelong examples of kindness. During the last few years, though bedridden, he never complained; he remained generous and thoughtful. Horace greatly appreciated calls, letters, and visits from his many friends, neighbors and their children. In September 1939, Horace married LaVonda Hansen, who preceded him in death. Together, Horace and LaVonda raised five children, who along with their families, will miss him: Linda Miller (deceased), Carol Jean Cordy, Ruth Ann Pino, Paul H. Christensen, and Barbara Christensen. Horace is survived by four of his children, 18 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Margaret Christsensen Sorensen and Betty Christensen Parker, and by his brother, Harold Christensen. Horace's continued interest in his family was immeasurable. A gathering for remembrance was held on June 10, 2000 in Salt Lake City. [Deseret News, Friday, May 19, 2000.] ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS WIFE: LaVonda Hansen Christensen died February 22, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born June 19, 1919 in Richfield, Utah to Sarah and Hans James Hansen. LaVonda was the youngest of their nine children; her sister Mildred Edwards of Ogden, Utah and her brother Elbert Hansen and his wife Donna of Richfield, Utah are still living. Married September 6, 1939 to Horace J. Christensen, LaVonda has been his devoted wife and loving companion for the past 52 years. Sharing sorrow in his loss are their five children and spouses, Linda Miller and her husband Don, Rexburg, Idaho; Carol Cordy and her husband John, Seattle, Wash.; Ruth Pino and her husband Dale, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Paul Christensen and his wife Tina, Caldwell, Idaho; and Barbara Christensen , Salt Lake City. Saddened at losing their beloved grandmother are her 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Christensen family home at 2620 East Venus Circle (3935 South) in Salt Lake City was open for friends and neighbors on February 29, 1992. Her family gathered for a private memorial in Salt Lake City. The family suggested contributions to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Utah Hospital. [Deseret News, Thursday, February 27, 1992.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Parley Alma Christensen [chair of the BYU English Department] and Ruth Maughan Jones Christensen, married June 2, 1915. Their children included: Horace John Christensen [BYH Class of 1934] (LaVonda Hansen) of Salt Lake City; Margaret Christensen [BYH Class of 1935] (Parry D.) Sorensen, Salt Lake City; Betty Ruth Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Parker; and Harold Christensen [BYH Class of 1949] (Joanne), of Salt Lake City.

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