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DEATH: J. ANGUS CHRISTENSEN

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J. Angus Christensen, 91, of Salem, died Thursday, November 26, 1992 in Orem, after a lengthy illness.

He was born July 20, 1901 in Salem, a son of Soren Peter and Karen Marie Elizabeth Jensen Christensen. He was the youngest of eight children. J. Angus was educated in Salem and Spanish Fork schools, graduating as Valedictorian of his class. He graduated from Brigham Young University with his Bachelors and Masters degree. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi scholastic fraternity, and held a Phi Beta Kappa Key. He married Delia Helena Nielsen, August 25, 1926 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; she died October 30, 1983.He taught math, physics, and science and Hurricane and Spanish Fork schools before becoming principal of Spanish Fork High School in 1946, which position he held until his retirement in 1967. He was instrumental in planning and building the new Spanish Fork High School. Principal Christensen was loved by students and teachers alike. He was an administrator who loved his work, was satisfied being principal and was an inspiration to all who had the privilege to come under his guidance.

He loved his family, his community, his church and his school. He was a voracious reader and had a keen mind. He enjoyed farming and cattle raising, and worked as a rider, scheduler, and board member of the Strawberry High Line Canal Company. He served as president and secretary-Treasurer of the Wildlife Federation. He also served as a director of the Utah Valley Hospital from 1955-57. From 1960-63 he served as a Salem City Councilman and has helped the city address questions about the city's irrigation system and pond. Salem City's new park, under development, will be named after J. Angus and his wife.

He was member of the LDS Church, and served in various capacities including Stake Patriarch, Stake President, Bishop, Counselors in both Bishoprics and Stake Presidencies, vice chairman of the Church Welfare Program and Regional Welfare Chairman. During his service he was involved in many building projects including the Spanish Fork Fourth Ward Building, Palmyra Stake Center, and the Spanish Fork Welfare Building.

Survived by two sons, one daughter: Milton A. Christensen, Provo; Mrs. Merlin (Mary Suzanne) Fullmer, of Prunedale, Calif.; J. Douglas Christensen, Spanish Fork; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. in the Salem 2nd Ward Chapel, 60 So. Main, Salem. Friends may call at Walker Mortuary in Spanish Fork, 187 S. Main, Monday evening 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday at the ward chapel one hour prior to services. Burial, Salem City Cemetery.

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