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Barbara Jean (Paul) Christensen

June 20, 1928 ~ June 15, 2018 (age 89)

Barbara Paul Christensen passed away surrounded by family and friends on Friday, June 15, 2018 five days short of her 90th birthday.  Barbara was born on June 20, 1928 to Spencer Paul and LaPrele Snow Terry Paul in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She grew up in Sugar House and graduated from East High School and then attended the University of Utah.  She was an avid skier and tennis player in her youth but loved anything sports.  She began golfing shortly before the family moved to Las Vegas in 1960.  It was too hot for tennis and no snow close so golf became her go to sport.  She shot her age at 74, 76 and 78 and had four holes in one.  She was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2016. 

She was married to Raymond Scott Christensen in 1948 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple two years later.  She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and sister JoeAnne VanLeeuwen Moore.  She is survived by her children Shauna (John) Oblad, Kathryn (Randall) Kingham, Susan (Paul) Nelson and Richard (Dawn) Christensen; 16 Grandchildren, 46 Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Grandchildren. 

She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She held many callings in her ward including being a ward missionary.  She loved to serve in the temple and went each week.  She was a great mother and friend and will be missed by all. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas West Charleston Chapel where family and friends may attend a viewing from 10:00 - 10 45 a.m. prior to the service.  Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Palm West Jones Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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