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Thomas "Tom" J Christensen

1962 ~ 2014

Thomas J Christensen, 51, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 due to Heart Failure. He was born in Provo, Utah on October 9, 1962 the son of Jerry Blaine and Wilda Youd Christensen. He grew up in the Edgemont area of Provo and graduated from Timpview High School in 1981. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London England. He enjoyed teaching in the church and loved his primary children and most recently loved teaching in the Young Men's Organization.

Tom enjoyed journalism and was on the newspaper staff and yearbook staff in High School. While at BYU he started writing sports articles for the local paper and was managing editor for the Daily Universe for a semester. After graduation from BYU with a journalism degree he moved to Ogden and worked for the Standard Examiner newspaper for 25 years. He worked in many areas and finished his career as the Design Editor.

Tom married Christine Nixon in the Salt Lake City Temple in August 1984. They lived in Harrisville for nineteen years.

In 1993 Tom fell from a ladder and injured his spinal cord and was in a wheelchair for the past twenty-one and a half years. He never lost his sense of humor in spite of many health problems and was valiant to the end.

Tom loved football and sports and could tell you the mascot of every major university in the country.

Tom is survived by his wife, Christine; his mother, Wilda Christensen of Provo, UT; his sister, Diana Pritchett (Kevin) of Salem, UT; and his brothers, Ralph Christensen (Amy) of Petosky, MI, and Jeff Christensen (Susan) of Austin, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Christensen, and his brother Blaine Christensen, and in-laws, Jack and Fern Nixon.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Harrisville Stake Center, 1560 North 200 West Harrisville, UT. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church.

Internment on Saturday at 3pm at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 North 650 East Provo, UT.

The family wishes to thank his dear wife who gave of herself and supported Tom during the 20 plus years of wheelchair confinement. We also wish to thank the ward members for the support they've always shown.

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08/07/19 03:58 PM #1    

Todd Starley

Miss you Tom.  Thanks for being a good man and friend to me.  You are in a better place, but miss having you here.

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