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Joseph Christensen

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: St Charles, Bear Lake, ID, USA
Death: June 10, 1936 (50)
Soda Springs, Caribou, ID, USA (Sugar Diabetes)
Place of Burial: Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Niels Christensen and Karen Elizabeth Christensen
Husband of Celetis Fern Draney/Christensen
Father of Cleona Christensen; Darrell Joseph Christensen; Jack Llewellen Christensen and Delora B. Okeson
Brother of Annie Elizabeth Welchman; Nephi Francis Christensen; Christine Marie Christensen; Mary Sophia Christensen; Ida Alice Christensen and 2 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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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


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

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Joseph Christensen's Timeline

April 26, 1886
St Charles, Bear Lake, ID, USA
Age 32
September 1922
Age 36
February 8, 1924
Age 37
Wyoming, USA
March 23, 1925
Age 38
June 10, 1936
Age 50
Soda Springs, Caribou, ID, USA
Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming, USA