SANDY - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Charles R. Christensen, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. He was born July 8, 1938 in Ephraim to Peter Max and Allie Semken Christensen. Chuck was raised in Price.
He married Darlene Dennison Poulson on Nov. 30, 1957. He retired from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office after 29 years.
Chuck enjoyed playing golf, playing cards and having coffee with the boys. He spent a great deal of time making wood projects, especially cars. Spending time with his family brought him much joy. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Darlene, and their three children; Chuck (Pam) Christensen, Kelli (Milan) Swilor and Polly (Richard) Kirton. 10 grandchildren; Faylene (Andrew) King, Janalyn Christensen, Luke (Nicki) Swilor, Charles Swilor, Katy (Charlie) Anderson, Ricky (Lisa) Kirton, Kristen, Kamie, Kimberly and Ryan Kirton. five great grandchildren; Cody, Brooke and Ellie Anderson, Jordan and Sara Kirton. three brothers and one sister; Peter Max (Ann) Christensen, Dennis Christensen, Kraig (Sue) Christensen and Claudia (Tom) Smith.
A viewing were held Friday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Hills Memorial Mortuary, 10055 South State Street, Sandy. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior also at Lake Hills Mortuary. Interment, Lake Hills Memorial Park, Sandy.