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L Christensen

Lon Clair Christensen, 81, died Nov. 16, 2009, in Davis. Born June 6, 1926, in Thatcher, Utah, he was the great-grandson of Danish hand cart Mormon pioneers of the 1840s. He served a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission to California, where he met his future wife. The couple married in 1952.

He raised 5,000 turkeys from year to year to put himself through school at Utah State University, then went on to enlist in the agricultural extension program in Nevada, where he had a 20-year career. Raised on a farm, he retired as a community development specialist for UC Davis, working with small farms.

He was loyally committed to his church and family, and admired his colleagues at UCD. The family is thankful to the many friends and health professionals who helped Dad in his final years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Verona Christensen; three sons, Lynn of Davis, Keith of Lexington, Va., and David of Boise, Idaho; and a daughter, Carla Hyatt, stationed with her husband Andy with the State Department in Sanaa, Yemen.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a funeral at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eighth Street and Elmwood Drive in Davis. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009 from 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon at the LDS Church in Thatcher, Utah. Interment will follow at Penrose Cemetery.

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Dear Verona and family: I recently learned of Clair's passing in our local paper, the Lincoln County Record. I have many fond memories of you and Clair and your family as our neighbors growing up in Caliente. You were the best piano teacher ever. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Jo Harrison Fogliani Dec 4 2009 12:00 AM

Sincerest condolences to Lynn, Laura and the Christensen family.

Gary Thorn Nov 25 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Lynn and Laura, You have my sympathies and my love. You were so kind during my loss years ago; I hope you feel support from all of us who love you, including the late Walter.

Sandy McPherson Nov 21 2009 12:00 AM

Our condolencec to: Verona, Lynn,Keith,David,and Carla. Mahin and me are deeply sad for the loss of your beloved husband and father.Clair was a great man and good friend,we never forget what he and every one of you did for our family first when we come to Davis.God beles his soul.

cyrus soltani Nov 21 2009 12:00 AM

Hello Lynn, Laura, and the extended Christensen Family, Adam and I are away from Davis and will miss your Father's funeral. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers Janice and Adam Bridge

Janice & Adam Bridge Nov 20 2009 12:00 AM