Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Returned to her loving Father-In-Heaven following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was born to Stanley James and Edith Lois Holther Vincent and raised in Salt Lake City.
She married the love of her life James Martin Christensen on Sept. 22, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived and raised their family in Woods Cross for 34 years.
While raising seven children, mom worked for the Valley Music Hall (now known as the Regional Center for the LDS Church) for many years. We all loved it when we were able to attend the musicals and concerts that were held there.
Following Her work at the Valley Music Hall, She worked for Ballard Wade Subaru. Following her work there, she worked for The Salt Lake Golden Eagles Hockey Club. She retired from her job at the Salt Lake Golden Eagles when she and Dad decided to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served in the Canada Calgary Mission from February 1988 to September 1989. Following their mission they moved to North Salt Lake. She and Dad served in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for three years and in the Bountiful Utah LDS Temple for seven years.
Mom’s greatest love in life was her family, she always wanted a big family and she and Dad were blessed with seven children. They were often blessed with a few extra who needed a place to stay. Our home was small and often crowded but Mom always told us if there’s room in your heart there’s room in your home.
She loved serving in the Mutual organization where she served for many years and grew to love all the girls she worked with. She also loved having the opportunity to serve as the Relief Society President, she and Dad loved serving together as the Temple Preparation Teachers.
She is survived by her seven children, Christina (Brad) Panos, Judy (George) Bell, Vickie (Milt) Buhrman, Margie (Kirk) Swensen, Marty Christensen, Cindie (Karl) Badger, Larry (Nan) Christensen, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Jim, her brother Jack Vincent, and her sister Joyce Vincent Poulton, her grandson Travis Karl Badger and her great grandsons Skyler Everett Laing, Mitchell Travis Buhrman.
She is very loved and considered an elect lady by all her children and grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful. Visitations will be held at Russon Mortuary, Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Friday prior to the funeral. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com