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"...grieve not nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you....I loved you so - 'twas Heaven here with you."

Robert Oscar (Chris) Christensen, age 76, died July 6, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah after a prolonged illness due to diabetes, cancer, and a heart condition.

He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 8, 1917 to Oscar and Karen Christiansen Christensen. He married Ethel Taggart on August 30, 1940; later divorced. She bore him five children. Attended West High School and the University of Utah. Served as a surgical technician during World War II. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in several positions in Palo Alto, Salt Lake, and Bountiful. He worked for banks in California and Salt Lake City, and was an examiner for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, retiring in 1978. Married Catherine (Kaye) Bateman at Lake Tahoe, Nevada on September 14, 1973; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Survived by his wife, Kaye; sons and daughters, Mrs. Frank (Karen) Short, Ogden; Mrs. J. Kay (Becky) Barlow, Mrs. Martin H. (Norma) Blundell, both Bountiful; Robert T., Salt Lake City; and Charles T., Walla Walla, Wash.; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, James N., Menlo Park, Calif.; Glenn, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Ernest, LaCanada, Calif.; sisters, Evely, San Jose, Calif.; Virginia, Menlo Park, Calif.; and Shirley, Citrus Heights, Calif.

Funeral services Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m., Larkin Mortuary Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Wedensday evening 6 - 8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services. Burial, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Chris was very appreciative of Drs. Kathleen Ford, Dana Clarke, Stephen Nichol, and James Cecil, for the Holy Cross Hospital, and the nurses who cared for him.

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