Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 7, 2014
Laura “Jean” Christensen

Obit Laura “Jean” ChristensenMother, grandma, aunt, friend, compassionate, steadfast, kind, elect, fun, giving: Just words really, until they are used to describe a person. Laura “Jean” Christensen, born May 20, 1937, in was a person that all of these words describe. These and other words touch the surface of a life well lived in overwhelming service to others. Surrounding her in passing is her eternal family on this and the other side of the veil. On this side of the veil are daughters Debbie Seddell (Terry) of Lake Point, Laurie Holland (Ron) of Magna and son Terry (Debbie) of Tooele; 10 grandkids, 10 great-grandkids and two great-great-grandkids. A few on the other side, welcoming her home are her eternal sweetheart James O. Christensen, daughter Tammy (Christensen) Brown, mother Bernice (Sessions) Brown, sisters Joyce Lambros and Sharon Barker, and numerous other friends and family. Her joys included spending all the time she could with her family, camping, attending grandkids games and recitals, making and sharing her homemade fudge, popsicles, garage sales, roaming the D.I., crocheting hats for cancer patients and the children’s justice center. A member of the L.D.S. church who enjoyed service in the temple, her favorite calling was compassionate service. Mom worked at numerous places in the quest to help her sweetheart provide for their family, such as Walmart, the Utah State fair and Hamilton Drug. At every place and within her sphere of influence, was an influence for good in others lives. Now silenced on Earth, she will be that silent-but-sweet and tender feeling, helping us to stay on the path till we meet again. Our family would welcome all to come and share a moment with us in remembering a life well-lived in service. A viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Valley View LDS Stake Center at 332 E. 1000 North, in Tooele, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9, and an hour prior to the funeral at 11 a.m. Internment will be at the Memorial Estates at 6500 S. Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah. A special thanks to Harmony Hospice who helped mom tremendously in her last days. In remembrance of mom, please pay it forward and be kind to all you come in contact with, share a smile and give to those in need.


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