Linda Arlene Turpin Christensen- her long struggle for life came to a peaceful end July 24, 2000. She was our faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was able to celebrate her 70th birthday and her Golden Wedding Anniversary this year.
Linda was born in Fairview, UT Feb. 24, 1930 to Randal LeRoy and Leona Richenbach Turpin. Her father and stepmother, Lois Frampton Turpin, raised her until she married LaVoy S. (Chris) Christensen July 3, 1950 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Linda retired from the Salt Lake City Water Department after over 25 years of service as a dispatcher. As a young mother, she survived breast cancer. It led her to volunteer innumerable hours in the Reach to Recovery cancer program and fostered a love for bowling, which started as post-cancer therapy. She loves reading, team sports, and travel. She was a member of the LDS Church and was always volunteering her time to good causes. She cherished her family and was happiest when she was with them.
Survived by her husband; three sons and one daughter: David (Karen) Christensen, Kathy (Gary) Duncan, Jerry (Karen Jo) Christensen, and Ron (Maryann) Christensen; 16 grandchildren; her brother and sisters: Randal (Marion) Turpin, Lois (Keith) Martin, Camille Bradshaw, and Jean (Alan) Sterzer. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, stepmother, and sister Una Loy Keith.
Services will be Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Belvedere LDS Ward Chapel located at 607 E. Downington Avenue (1820 South) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may visit Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary located at 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah between 6 and 8 p.m. or one hour prior to the funeral at the Belvedere Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Linda's name to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.