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Eldon Lyle Christensen
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1924
Kenmare
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1988
Los Alamos (Los Alamos County)
Los Alamos County
New Mexico, USA

Eldon Lyle Christensen (64) was the first of four children born to Christian Christensen and Rose Charlotte Peterson. He was born in Oct. 17,1924 in Kenmare, ND. He graduated from Kenmare High School, ND. Then graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with a BS and MS (1951) in Chemistry. He married Inez Knutson Oct. 28, 1945 in Kenmare, ND.

He entered WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge Dec. 16, 1944. It was the coldest, snowiest weather "in memory" in the Ardennes Forest on the German/Belgium border. As a result he developed trench foot, was hospitalized and sent back to the U.S.

Eldon worked at Los Alamos Scientific Lab for 32 years. He published 23 scientific papers concerning his work on purification of plutonium. He was also Chairman of a Joint Working Group which interacted with Aldermaston (England's Nuclear Laboratory). He retired in June 1984. Eldon remained active in his profession as a chemical engineer consultant for NASA.

He was an active member of Trinty Bible Church in Los Alamos, NM. All his life Eldon was active in the community serving on the school board of Los Alamos, Boy Scouts, Big Brother program and other civic duties.

He died of cardiac arrest/sleep apnea on Nov. 12, 1988.
Inez and Eldon had 5 children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christian August Christensen (1896 - 1979)
  Charlotte Rose Peterson Christensen (1900 - 1947)
 
 Sibling:
  Eldon Lyle Christensen (1924 - 1988)
  Constance Renee Christensen Albin (1934 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: WWII Army Veteran
 
Burial:
Guaje Pines Cemetery
Los Alamos (Los Alamos County)
Los Alamos County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Nov 14, 2008
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Eldon Lyle Christensen
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- Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 Added: Nov. 14, 2008
 
 
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