Funeral will be Thursday noon for Alta June Spalding Christensen, 72, former Granite School District educator, who died April 23, 1989, of natural causes at the home of a daughter in Salt Lake City.
The services will be in Mount Olympus North Stake Center, 4176 E. Adonis Drive. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and at the ward chapel an hour before services Thursday. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.Mrs. Christensen was born June 26, 1916, in Provo. She received a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University and a master of arts from the University of Utah.
She was an educator for 40 years, working her last 25 years at Granite High. She started programs in modern dance for the pep club and drill teams at Granite, Skyline, Highland, Olympus and Granger high schools.
She helped organize the BYU Invitational Track Meet drill team exhibitions; served as president of the Ambassador Athletic Club women's organization, president of a unit of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Exchangettes. Also, she was involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution, JIFFS Investment Corp., NADA dance organization and recently received a gold medal for golf at the Senior Olympic Games.
An avid genealogist, she had done research on some of her ancestors to the 13th century. She was a teacher in what was then the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association and was involved in roadshow productions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.