Don L. Christensen, 91, of Pleasant Grove passed away Monday, December 23, 2019. Don was born March 20, 1928 in Moroni, Utah to William Esly and Artena Christensen. He married Jean Johnson on May 24, 1947 in Moroni, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on May 5, 1964.
Don grew up in Sanpete County and attended school in Moroni. Don and Jean spent their early married life on the family farm in Moroni. The family later moved to Pleasant Grove where he worked at Geneva Steel for 38 years. Everyone at the coke plant knew him as “Zeke”. Don was an avid gardener and made the best homemade bread. He passed onto his children the love of the outdoors and enjoyed nothing more than family outings – camping, hunting, fishing and just enjoying nature. Don was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings.
Don is survived his five children: Elaine (Mike) Moon, Hurricane, UT; Royce (Denise) Christensen, Lehi, UT; Brian (Pam) Christensen, Magna, UT; Nancy (Doug) Littlefield, Hurricane, UT and Alan (Christine) Christensen, Evanston, WY; 16 grandchildren and many loving great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and sister, Julia Graham. He was preceded by his sweetheart Jean and grandchildren: Shay McDaniel and Melissa Jo Christensen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people at Stonehenge of American Fork for their loving care of Don.
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