Bernard “Bernie” E. Christensen passed away March 3, 2020 in Benson, Arizona at the age of 91. He was born on February 22, 1929 in Morhland, Utah to Bernard Englebert & Lydia Margaret Christensen. Bernie is survived by a sister, Tess Irene Dougherty; daughters Catherine (Jeff) Layton, Lori “Laurel” Cay, Julie Choate, Debbi (Tim) Sobotka, Linda (Esker) Mayberry, Janette (James) Lleonart and Jennifer (Daniel) Barrenche. He is the grandfather of 17 and the great-grandfather of 25. He was preceded in death by his eternal companion, and beloved wife, Claudia “Jill” Christensen. Bernie served in the US Navy during the Korean War and played baseball for the Naval Air Force team in San Diego, CA. Bernie was a devoted husband, father and servant of the Lord. He was a friend to all and will be missed by many.
A memorial service will be held March 13, 2020 at 10am at the St. David Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Interment will follow at the St. David Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his name, to the Arthritis Foundation
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