CHRISTENSEN: F. LaNay Christensen, beloved husband of Mrs. Haze (Lund) Christensen passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Sunday. November 18, 1990 at the age of 79 years. He was the nineth and last living child of Peter F. and Mary Sophie Christensen of Stirling, Alberta.
Besides his loving wife, LaNay is survived by his children: Yvonne (Bob) Brackett of Napa, California, DeLoss (Toni) Chritensen of Glenwood, Utah and Linda (David) Salmon of Calgary· sixteen grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; a sister-in-law, Norma (AlIen) Chirstensen; a brother-in-law, Alma (Ella) Hancock; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
LaNay was born in Stirling on October 12, 1911; as well he attended school there. He married Hazel Lund on November 15, 1938. They farmed his father’s farm in Stirling until 1942 when he moved his family to Picture Butte until 1945. They then moved to a farm near Brooks where they remained until 1955 when they moved into the town of Brooks, where LaNay took up the carpentry trade. In 1965 he became the Superintendent of Maintenance for the Brooks School District, retiring in 1977. After retiring, LaNay and Hazel retumed to Stirling to live. They spent several winters together in Arizona which they truly enjoyed. During LaNay’s youth he was well known for his participation in track and field events, and his favorite sport of basketball. In later years he loved the sport of fishing which he enjoyed regularly with special friends. His fondest dream was to go salmon fishing in Alaska, and that dream came true this summer when he and his friend Robert Robinson spent a full month together fishing the Alaskan rivers. His children and friends will long remember him for his special skill at building toys and wonderful fumiture throughout their lives. He loved mother earth and all her wonders and spent every minute enjoying her bounties. LaNay was an active member Of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and held numerous positions within the church. No one loved his wife or children more than LaNay. His first and greatest concern was for the health and happiness of his family. There has never been any doubt in the minds of his wife or his children as to his love and devotion to them, both in his expression of love and his continued demonstration of it through out his life.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stirling, Alberta on Thursday, November 22, 1990 at 2 p.m. with Bishop Grant Nelson officiating. Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the Service (only) from 1 to 1 :45 p.m. Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Christensen Simon Funeral Home, 327-10th Street South, Lethbridge, telephone 329-1888