|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1914|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2008|
Velma Christensen, 94, passed away on 10 September 2008 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great- great-grandmother.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Westland 3rd Ward Chapel, 7265 South 2700 West, West Jordan, UT. Friends and Family may call on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive and one hour prior to the services at the Ward Chapel on Monday.
Burial will be at Holladay Memorial Park Cemetery, where she will be placed next to her predeceased husband, daughter Carla Morley, and grandson Mark Breeze.
Velma was born on 1 January 1914 in Fountain Green, Utah to Aubrey and Emma Roberts. She was raised by her Danish speaking grandparents in Sanpete County, a special place to her throughout her life. She was devoted to her grandparents and cared for them until their deaths. Velma learned English as a second language when she entered school. When the language shifted to Danish, her children knew when they were in trouble. Velma married her high school sweetheart Odell W. Christensen on 7 March 1932. Together they raised their eight children in Holladay and St. George. They retired in Toquerville and finally moved to Kearns. Widowed on 12 November 2000, she subsequently moved to Fort Worth, Texas. She learned to play piano at age four and excelled as a pianist and organist. As a member of the Wool City Band, Velma entertained in and around Sanpete County. She taught piano in her home for many years. Velma received joy when playing the piano and organ for church and community activities. As a gifted musician, she wrote beautiful hymns music with lyrics. Velma loved her family and home. She was active in the LDS church and twice served as Ward Relief Society President and with her husband was called to a temple mission in St. George. She taught numerous church classes. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother. As an avid gardener, she grew much of her own groceries and beautiful flowers. She was famous for her recipes and delicious dishes, many which were Danish. Velma had a rich sense of humor that won her many friends.
She will be missed by children Joan Breeze, David and Carol Christensen, Steven and Patricia Christensen, Morris and Linda Christensen, Karen and Dan Coburn, Sheri and David Dumas, and Robert and Patti Christensen. She will be remembered by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and a sister Rosemary Feinstein.
Published in the Deseret News on 9/13/2008.
Odell Woodrow Christensen (1913 - 2000)*
Steven Roberts Christensen (1940 - 2011)*
Holladay Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
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