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 Marian “Billy” <I>Christensen</I> Brog

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Marian “Billy” Christensen Brog

  • Birth 23 Jan 1920 Arco, Butte County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 14 Jul 2011 Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 73416551

Marian "Billy" Christensen Brog, 91, passed away July 14, 2011, in Rexburg, Idaho. Billy was born January 23, 1920, in Arco, Idaho. She was the daughter of Marion Martin "Chris" and Wilda Stone Christensen. She lived the first six years of her life in several places in Idaho and in Bend, Oregon. When Billy was six, her parents moved to La Grande, Oregon, where her father opened a grocery store, Chris's Foods.

Billy graduated from La Grande High School in 1938 and attended the University of Oregon. While she was there, she was inducted into Mortarboard (an academic honorary) and was Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She graduated with an education degree in 1942.

Billy worked at the State Department of Education in Salem, Oregon, and at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and then returned home to La Grande to work as assistant registrar at Eastern Oregon College for several years.

She married Edward Wayne Brog, son of Albert and Ella Steeby Brog, of La Grande on September 10, 1949. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1968. They were happily married for 60 years.

Billy and Ed are the parents of two daughters, Molly Jane Brog of La Grande and Ann Christen "Chrissy" Brog Hartvigsen of Rexburg of Rexburg, Idaho. They have a son-in-law, M. Kip Hartvigsen; grandchildren - - Andrew Brog Hartvigsen of Seattle, WA, Mark Christian Hartvigsen of Boise, ID, Matthew Kip Hartvigsen and wife, Emily Carlson Hartvigsen, of North Salt Lake, UT, and Ann Kathryn Hartvigsen of Rexburg, ID; and a great-grandson, Max Edward Hartvigsen of North Salt Lake, UT.

Billy was a full-time stay-at-home mom and homemaker, and she was very happy in that role. Nothing made Billy happier than her family. Her family was her priority throughout her life. And if being a mother was a happy experience for her, being a grandmother and great-grandmother made her life complete.

She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life and served faithfully in the Junior Sunday School, Sunday School, MIA, and Relief Society.

Funeral services will be at the LDS Stake Center on Gekeler Lane in La Grande, Oregon.


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  • Created by: Annie
  • Added: 15 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73416551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marian “Billy” Christensen Brog (23 Jan 1920–14 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73416551, ; Maintained by Annie (contributor 47282339) Unknown.