|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2007|
Eslie D. Christensen, 81, of Moroni, Utah passed away at his home Thursday evening, September 20, 2007 due to congestive heart failure. He was born September 2, 1926 in Moroni, the first child of William and Artena Christensen. He married Gwen Watson of Spring City, July 27, 1951 in the Manti Temple. Together they raised a family of seven missionaries, James E. (deceased), Brent D. (Norma) of Moroni, Garth W. of Moroni, Janette (James L. Johnson) of South Jordan, Mark Alan (Sharon) of Moroni, Lisa of Moroni, and Craig W. (Soofie) of Salem, Utah.
Survived by his wife, Gwen; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchil-dren; brother, Don L. Christensen; sisters, Nola Bjerregard, June Jones, and Julia Graham. Preceded in death by brother, Mark W. Christensen.
Eslie was a turkey and cattle rancher. Member of Moroni Feed Company and meticulous grower of Norbest Turkeys. Established Church Welfare Turkey Farm. Supporter of Boy Scouts and Woodbadge. Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He lived a life of service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the East Central States Mission. Later he and Gwen served together in the Washington Spokane Mission. He was bishop of the Moroni West Ward for five years, counselor in the Moroni Utah Stake presidency for 10 years, and a Manti Temple ordinance worker/sealer for 15 years where he loved his association with the other temple workers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 24, 12 noon at the Moroni Stake Center with the viewing from 10-11:30 a.m. A viewing will also be held Sunday, September 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wales chapel. Interment, Moroni Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.
Another elite member of the greatest generation is no longer among us.
--Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, published 24 Sep 2007, accessed online and transcribed by Annie Duckett Hundley, 27 Jan. 2012.
Gwen Watson Christensen (1924 - 2012)*
James E Christensen (1952 - 1977)*
Moroni City Cemetery
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Jan 27, 2012
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