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Kathryn Armstrong ChristensenJanuary 1, 1934 - June 4, 2012Our beloved sister, wife, and mother, Kathryn Armstrong Christensen, died on June 4, 2012 surrounded by her husband and children. She was born to Curtis & Melba Armstrong in Ephraim, Utah on January 1, 1934. She grew up in Ephraim and graduated from both Ephraim High School and Snow College. She then attended Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in textiles and home economics. Kathryn married her childhood sweetheart, Jay Christensen, in the Manti Temple in 1956. They spent their early married years in Salt Lake City where Kathryn taught at East High and Bryant Jr. High, supporting she and Jay while he attended medical school. Upon graduation in 1959, they moved to Fresno, California where they resided for 35 years. They had their first child, Laura, just four days after they arrived in Fresno. In the years that followed they also had three sons, Andrew, Curtis, and James. Kathryn had a beautiful lyric soprano voice and performed in many operatic lead roles in high school, Snow College, and Utah State University. She had a passion for quilting and was active in many quilting groups. She won multiple blue ribbons at the California State Fairs. She was also an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) and served in Relief Society, Primary, Cub Scouts, Young Women, Family History, Sunday School, Fresno LDS Mission, and many other positions. She continued to share her musical talents in church choirs, vocal groups, and performed many solos throughout her life. She was a constant and devoted companion to Jay in his professional endeavors as a physician and in his many LDS leadership callings.After Jay's retirement, they moved to their final home in the Salt Lake City area. In recent years, Kathryn enjoyed serving with Jay as an ordinance worker in the LDS Bountiful Temple and other callings.Kathryn leaves a legacy of faith, service, and love to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jay and her four children, Laura (Mike) Duncan, Andrew (Jan), Curtis (Stacie), and James (Kerry), her 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and her wonderful friends. Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill Armstrong. She is survived by her sister, Marjorie (William) Stringham and brother, Mark (Corinne) Armstrong.Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, at 11:00am at the Fox Hill Ward located at 200 S. Eagle Ridge Blvd, North Salt Lake. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 7 at the Larkin Funeral home at 6:00pm - 8:00pm located at 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City. A viewing will also be held on Friday, June 8 at the church from 9:30am - 10:30am prior to the services. Interment will follow on Saturday at the Ephraim City Cemetery at 1:00pm.