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 Ella Madge <I>McClellan</I> Christensen

Ella Madge McClellan Christensen

Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Death 7 Oct 1980 (aged 74)
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot D-06-214-09
Memorial ID 38533 · View Source
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Daughter of Winfield Scott McClellan and Anna Elizabeth Parker

Married George Foy Christensen, 4 September 1930, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Helen Christensen, Carolyn Christensen, Robert Christensen, Anna Christensen

Obituary - Ella Madge McClellan was born 6 July 1906 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, to Winfield Scott and Anna Elizabeth Parker McClellan. She had an older sister, Loya, and three more siblings followed: Barbara, Scott and Mary. The family lived in Loa, Wayne County, Utah, where Madge grew to adulthood.

From January 1928 to 7 October 1929, Madge was called and fulfilled an honorable LDS mission in the Eastern States Mission. During her mission, her mother passed away. She remained on her mission, but was later called home a bit early by President George Albert Smith, her father's cousin, to assist in the care of her father following a stroke. By then, the family had relocated to Richfield.

Madge and George Foy Christensen were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on 4 September 1930 by then Elder David O. McKay. They became the parents of six children: Anna (Cates), Richard, Helen (died, age 4), Carolyn (Zander), Robert and Ruth (Gordon).

The family resided first in Richfield, then in Payson, Utah County, Utah, and finally in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah. Madge served faithfully in numerous church callings in Primary, MIA (later Young Women) and mostly in Relief Society as counselor and both ward and stake president--and always a visiting teacher.

Following the move to Pleasant Grove in November 1960, Madge was called to serve in her ward Primary. She had nursed all her young children through a mumps epidemic, but never had them herself until she caught them from the Primary children in her later years.

Madge's profession was wife, mother and homemaker. She loved music and took singing lessons and sometimes sang in a trio with two friends at church meetings, funerals, etc. At her encouragement, her daughters all became pianists. Madge had great faith and trust in her Heavenly Father and was very faithful herself to Him and His commandments as well.

After the result of numerous heart attacks, Madge passed away on 7 October 1980 in the American Fork (Utah) Hospital and was interred in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. She had successfully passed through many tests and trials and endured faithfully to the end. At her passing, Heaven became richer and Earth poorer.

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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38533
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ella Madge McClellan Christensen (6 Jul 1906–7 Oct 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38533, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .