|Birthplace:||St Charles, Bear Lake, ID, USA|
|Death:||Died in Soda Springs, Caribou, ID, USA|
|Cause of death:||Sugar Diabetes|
|Managed by:||Della Dale Smith|
About Joseph Christensen
Birth: April 26, 1886, Saint Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death: June 10, 1936, Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, USA
Burial: Grover Cemetery, Grover, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
JOSEPH CHRISTENSEN BURIED MONDAY
Impressive funeral services were held in the Grover ward chapel July 6 at 2:00 o'clock for Joseph Christensen. Services were conducted by Bishop Daniel Clark and Counselor Fred Weber of the Freedom ward, with the American Legion, of which Mr Christensen was a member, assisting.
"A Flag Without A Stain" the opening song was sung by Mart S. Hepworth. Bishop Russel Titensor, chaplain of the American Legion local post, offered the opening prayer. "Oh My Father" was sung by the ward choir as the second song.
Bishop Ray S. Thurman spoke very highly of the Christensen family, Joseph's people who were among the pioneers of the valley. Remarks were offered by Bishop Clark of Freedom who spoke of the bravery and hardships endured by Mr. Christensen in his 26 months of service during the World War and offered condolence to the bereaved family.
Commander Burton bore tribute to the American soldiers and their service in the World War for their country. Two songs, "Not Understood" by Ernest Turner, and "Beautiful Home" by Ivan Gardner were beautifully sung. The ward choir sang "Sometime We'll Understand" as the closing song. Ralph Hyer, member of the Legion offered the benediction. Interment was in the Grover cemetery where his parents are buried. The grave was dedicated by Russell Titensor. The floral offerings, especially, wreathes, were profuse and beautiful. Members of the Legion were pall bearers.
Joseph Christensen, son of Neilson Christensen was born in St. Charles, Idaho April 26, 1886. He died suddenly at Soda Springs hospital Friday, July 10 of sugar diabetes. While en route to Ogden to visit his daughter Cleona Christensen, he took suddenly ill and was rushed to the hospital at Soda Springs where he died a few hours later.
He moved to Star Valley while yet a child and has been a fine citizen of the valley ever since, being a member of the Freedom ward. He was married to Mrs. Fern Draney in 1919 and to them were born four children who survive him, Cleona, Delora, Darrel and Jack.
Christensen, Joseph (6 Jul 1936) Star valley Independent
Joseph Christensen is the son of Niels Christensen and Karen Elizabeth Nielsen. Joseph Christensen married Fern Durney Draney 20 May 1920.
Niels Christensen 1828 - 1923
Karen Elizabeth Nielsen Christensen 1844 - 1926
Celestis Fern Durney Christensen 1900 - 1970
Created by: Carol Stevens
Record added: Dec 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23325733
Joseph Christensen's Timeline
April 26, 1886
St Charles, Bear Lake, ID, USA
June 10, 1936
Soda Springs, Caribou, ID, USA
Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA