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Ivy Croxford Christensen 1907 ~ 2006 Ivy Croxford Christensen, age 98, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2006. Born November 22, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ernest Oliver and Ella Jane Miller Croxford. Graduate of Granite High School. Married Harvey Jared Christensen on January 17, 1927 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. She was always a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a skilled seamstress, designing and creating many christening, wedding, and doll dresses, men's suits, and most of her children's clothing. She was creative with her hands, crocheting many baby booties, sweater sets, and afghans. She painted ceramics, made homemade chocolates and bread and did her own upholstery. She loved the Christmas season and her home was beautifully decorated, mostly with items she made by hand. However, most of her handicrafts were given as gifts which we will always treasure. Her entire life has been a testimony of love, kindness, generosity, and commitment to her family. She persevered without complaining no matter what life handed her even though in her last years she lost most of her sight, hearing and mobility. She leaves a living legacy of love of family and unwavering faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout the rest of our lives we will continue to be blessed with the memories of her as a loving wife, wonderful mother, and grandmother. She taught us to treat everyone equally and lived by her mottos, "blessed be the peacemaker" and "love one another", encouraging us to do the same. She is survived by her children: Joyce Larsen (John), Belva Nichol (David), Jared (Derk) Christensen (Shan), Barbara Ann Robertson (Mark), Marilee Christensen (Larry Larsen), Del Scott Christensen, daughters-in-law LaVon Christensen and Phyllis (Christensen) Brown and son-in-law Lester G. Whiting. Her posterity includes 38 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren and five on the way. Preceded in death by her husband, Harvey J., sons, Arland H. and Marvin L. and daughter, Claudia Whiting and infant daughter, Kay, five grandchildren, one great grandson, four sisters and three brothers. The funeral will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive on Wednesday, August 23 at noon. Viewings will be held at the same location on Tuesday, August 22 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00-11:45. The family wishes to express gratitude for the kind and loving care provided by the staff at CareSouce. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to CareSource Charitable Foundation, 1645 E. 4500 So, SLC, UT 84117. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South. Of all the mother's that have been on this earth, we're glad that she was ours.

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