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Charles Richard Christensen

Born: 3/18/1922, Gunnison, Utah
Death: 3/31/2015, Grand Junction, Colorado
Viewing: 04/06/2015, 1:00 pm, Redwood Memorial Chapel
Service: 04/06/2015, 2:00 pm, Redwood Memorial Estates
Interment: 04/06/2015, 3:00 pm, Redwood Memorial Estates

Charles Richard Christensen (Chuck) was born March 18, 1922 in the tiny town of Mayfield, Utah. He left this world on March 31, 2015, after living the life he chose for 93 years. Chuck was one of four children born to Joseph LeRoy Christensen and Iva Larson Christensen. He graduated from Manti High School and attended Snow College.

Chuck served his county during World War II in the Navy Air Corps as an Aviation Machinistís Mate Third Class. He met his wife, Margaret Witcraft (Marty) while serving his country and they were married June 23, 1945 in Coeur d `Alene, Idaho. Marty passed away March 23, 2002 after 57 years of marriage.

Chuck worked as a sheet metal mechanic for most of his life. He retired from Hill Air Force Base in 1976. He was active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles serving as president in 1981.

Chuck traveled with his wife Marty for many years. They loved to spend their winters on the desert and had many great friends from all of their travels. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. In later years he became an accomplished gardener and won several blue ribbons at the county fairs.

Chuck was preceded in death by his son James Lynn, his sister Marjorie Christiansen and his brother LeRoy Christensen, both parents and his wife Marty.

He is survived by his sister Geraldine Rowland of Dexter, Ga. He is also survived by his son Carl Christensen (Joey), Yuma, Az., daughter JoAnn Christensen, Tooele, UT, son Brent Christensen (Becky), Moab, Ut. Chuck is also survived by his grandchildren, Stacey Mezenen(Pat), Barstow, Ca., Wade Mezenen, Richfield, Ut, Robbie Ames (Christine) , Tooele, Ut, Charlie Ames, Tooele, Ut, Stefani Jensen(Eric),Morgan, Ut., Colby Christensen (Cindy), Ogden, Ut , Patrick Christensen (Charlotte), Ogden, Ut, Courtney DeWid (John), Edmonds, Wa., Nathan Christensen (Karren), Moab, Ut. Chuck has nine grandchildren and numerous greats and great-greats. He took pride in all his children and their accomplishments. He loved to have cookies and candy for the little ones. Chuck is a member of the LDS Church.

A special thank you to the Grand County Hospice, Moab, UT and the Veteran Administration Community Nursing Center, Grand Junction, Co., for all of their great care and support during Chuckís last days.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 2PM with a viewing one hour prior to burial at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road.

In lieu of flowers the family request a donation be made to one of the Fraternal Order of Eagles many charities.

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