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 Carol Jean <I>Christensen</I> Bothun

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Carol Jean Christensen Bothun

  • Birth 25 May 1932 Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 9 Dec 2007 Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 23373044

CAROL JEAN CHRISTENSEN BOTHUN, 75, Bismarck, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Dec. 9, 2007, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Private interment will be held Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare.

Carol was born May 25, 1932, in Kenmare, the fourth child (Llewellyn, Walter, Myrna, Carol)of Walter Carl Christensen and Marie Albertina Davick. She attended school in Kenmare and received a degree in dietetics from the University of North Dakota. Grand Forks, ND in 1954. She married Mike Bothun in Kenmare on June 20, 1954. After graduating from UND, they moved to Minneapolis where they lived for two years. They then moved to Bismarck in 1960.

She sang alto in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Choir for over 40 years. She was also an active member of the Bismarck-Mandan Garden Club and the Prairie Rose Club.

Carol worked at Hughes Junior High School and the North Dakota Supreme Court. She retired in 1997.

Carol was a gracious, loving woman with a nurturing spirit and open heart. Her guide was God. Her love was family and friends and her garden was her sanctuary.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Mike, Bismarck; her daughters, Kristen LaFavor, Minneapolis,MN, and Maren (Steve) Olson, Hoople, ND; her son, Eric (Bernie) Bothun, Beulah, ND; seven grandchildren, Britt Olson, Christopher Bothun, Evan Bothun, Bennett Olson, Anna LaFavor, Kari Olson and Dane LaFavor; one brother, Walter Christensen; one sister, Myrna (Patton) Christopherson-Kline; one sister-in-law, Marge (Fred) Christensen-Rube; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lee Christensen; one sister-in-law, Maureen Christensen; and one brother-in-law, Weston Christopherson.

Family Members


I Thank My God upon Every Remembrance of you,
Always in Every Prayer of Mine.
Carol J. Christensen
May 25, 1932
Dec. 9, 2007





  • Maintained by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
  • Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
  • Added: 12 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23373044
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carol Jean Christensen Bothun (25 May 1932–9 Dec 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23373044, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Evelyn Rowe Nelson (contributor 47040334) .