Ruben "Chris" Christensen, age 79, died Monday, January 7, 1991 in a Bountiful hospital.

Born February 26, 1911 in Mink Creek, Idaho to Stephen Christian and Emma Elise Jensen Christensen . He married Pearl Stocks Shaffer, March 22, 1948 in Elko, Nevada. She preceded him in death August 8, 1985. Was a veteram of World War II serving in Naples, Italy, Corsica, North Mediteranean and Paneloria, Africa. He was a master craftsman in wood working and loved making furniture for others. Retired from the Davis County School District. He was an avid reader in current events and enjoyed the dictionary and encyclopedias. He also enjoyed gardening and walking his three dogs.He is survived by his children, Roene Van Noy, Bountiful; Sherry Cunningham, North Salt Lake; Dal Shaffer, Sacramento, California; Marcha Pilgeram, Bountiful; 28 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lilis Sundquist, Yakima, Washington. He is preceded in death by his wife, two daughters and one son.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Janury 9, 1991 at 10:30 a.m., Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Preston City Cemetery in Preston, Idaho.

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