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Richard Lee Christensen1937 - 2013Richard Lee Christensen, born of goodly parents, A. Lee Christensen and Rosetta Widtsoe, came into this world September 5, 1937. He died on January 29, 2013 after a valiant second but swift battle with cancer.Dick graduated from Olympus High School afterwards serving an LDS mission to Norway. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Utah where he enjoyed his affiliation with the Sigma Chi Fraternity, making many life-long friendships. He luckily married Suzanne Holt on December 21, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed 51 years of getting used to each other while raising seven outrageous, wonderful and loving children who kept them guessing as well as laughing.He had a strong and abiding testimony of his Savior, Jesus Christ, the gift of the Atonement and the power of forgiveness. He served with his whole heart and loved those he served.So much more can be said of this great man but the most important is to remember his loyal and unwavering love for his wife and his fiercely loving devotion to his children and grandchildren.Dick is preceded in death by his parents and his eldest son, Scott. We know that they welcomed him home with open arms. He is survived by his sweet wife, Sue, their children; Lisa (Creighton Rider), daughter-in-law Monica Christensen, Jim (Patti), Mike (Piper), Kim (Tom Cronin), Katie (Laurn Rice), Kelly (Nate Vorwaller) and two sisters Susan (Douglas) Larson and Rebecca (Craig) Johns. He will be fondly remembered as "Bompa" by his 18 amazing grandchildren and missed by his 10 grand dogs.A viewing will be held Friday, February 1st at Larkin Sunset Lawn from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. located at 2350 East 1300 South. The funeral will be Saturday, February 2nd at the LDS Chapel located at 4500 South and 2300 East. There will be a viewing from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with the service following at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.