Talma “June” <I>Dickson</I> Christensen

Talma “June” Dickson Christensen

Birth
Florence, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Death 10 Aug 2012 (aged 87)
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 95426715 · View Source
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Talma "June" Dickson Christensen, age 87, passed peacefully on Aug 10, 2012. She was born Sept. 22, 1924 the 5th of 7 children to Nemla "Faye" Tremor and Paul Talmage Dickson in Florence, Colorado. She was an influence for good in every life she came in contact with and will be greatly missed.

June was born with a strong work ethic. At the tender age of 4 she begged to milk the cows on her family farm. Her father told her she was too young. Undeterred, June was found climbing into the Bull's pen to "milk" it. Her father relented and allowed her milking duty with her older sisters. A cowgirl at heart, she was the 1942 Rodeo Queen of Florence. She contracted and survived Tuberculosis and Small Pox. At age 16, she met her eternal sweetheart, Dallis, a career Naval officer and pilot. They began exchanging letters and in February 1943, Dallis called and asked June to marry him. Her surprised reply was that she would decide when she saw him again! So, Dallis arrived the following day. They married in Denver on February 15, 1943. Their "honeymoon" was the train ride to Utah to meet his family then returning to Denver where she stayed with her mother while Dallis returned to war duty in the Bermudas. They reunited in June, 1943 spending the rest of the war together stationed in Wildwood, New Jersey where Dallis was a test pilot and trainer for Naval squadrons heading to the Pacific theater. As a Navy wife, June made a comfortable home wherever they were stationed. They became the parents of 4 daughters and then a boy born on his father's birthday.

While Dallis flew the Berlin Airlift, June began studying the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She read The Book of Mormon and determined its truthfulness. She was baptized by her husband in Massachusetss on March 10, 1950. Her strong testimony never faltered as she raised her family in the light of the Gospel. They were sealed as an eternal family in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 30, 1956. June served faithfully in many church leadership callings throughout her life.

After Navy retirement, they settled in SLC, Utah and were members first of the DLS East Millcreek 4th Ward, and then Mt. Olympus 22nd Ward for 45 years. June took classes at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. She was a nurse's aide for 20 years in the NICU at The University of Utah Hospital, and also volunteered in the newborn nursery at St. Mark's Hospital. She adored babies and took tender loving care of each lone. An avid BYU Football fan, for many years she never missed a home game. Her sense of humor, quick wit, and funny laugh is treasured. She was a valiant and courageous woman, overcoming many hardships and enduring difficult trials. She always looked for the "silver lining'. Our family wishes to thank the Inn on Barton Creek, the South Davis Hospice and especially her Home Options caregivers, Jeanette, Vivian and Jocelyn.

June is survived by her devoted husband Dallis Joseph Christensen with whom she shared 69 ½ wonderful years. Their enduring love for reach other is an example to all of us. She is also survived by her five children; Linda (Ray) Seely; Cheryl (Bill) Zurcher; Janet (Frank) Lewis; Kris (John) Berg; Dallis (Carolyn) Christensen; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren all whom she adored, and two sisters Lola Fuller and Doris Walker. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Ted Dickson, Marcia Dickson, Verl Smith and Betty Tanner, and three grandchildren; Mary Zurcher, age 19 and babies Elizabeth And David Seely. "God Be With You, ‘til We Meet Again."

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 18th from 1 PM at the Holladay 25th Ward, 4650 S Nanaloa Drive (2975 E). Viewing held one hour prior at the same location. Interment at Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 S Memory Lane (1990 E). On-line condolences may be submitted at www.memorialutah.com Services under the direction of Holladay-Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary.


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  • Created by: Bruce
  • Added: 16 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95426715
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Talma “June” Dickson Christensen (20 Sep 1924–10 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95426715, citing Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bruce (contributor 46931555) .