David J Christensen was lifted ever so gently back into the arms of his father in heaven and taken swiftly home on April 1, 2000.
David was born May 27, 1962, to Vern J and Deloris Duncan Christensen. He attended Hillcrest High School where he met his eternal companion and the love of his life, Vickie Ann Boatwright. David and Vickie were married September 12, 1980, and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 8, 1991. They were blessed with four beautiful children: Bradley David, Kimberli Ann, Nathan David and Nicole Marie.
David is survived by his parents, wife; four children; brother, Mikel T. (Eileen) Christensen; and four sisters, Mrs. Orin (Catherine) Bagley, Caren Jackson; Cherie Rawson, all of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Stephen (Charlotte) Brunetti, Glendale, AZ.
He worked in the family business, AA Auto Body Shop.
David loved missionary work and served as a stake missionary and ward mission leader and continually showed his love for the Savior, inspiring all those with whom he came in contact. He earned his Eagle Scout Award and was athletically gifted and musically inspired. He enjoyed camping in the mountains, boating and skiing at Lake Powell and loved being at Disneyland as much as, if not more than, his children.
The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to family, friends, loved ones and especially to the Hidden Valley Second Ward for their loving care and Christ like service for David and his family throughout the duration of his Lou Gehrig's Disease. They would also like to thank the hospice nurses, SueAnne Overfelt and Sherlene Glancey, for their special care and loving attention.
Services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 12 noon in the HiddenValley Stake Center, 1450 E. Raddon Drive, 12000 S. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 S. 1700 E., and Wed. at the church from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
Published 3 April 2000 in The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
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