Individual Record 3141

Name}   Christensen, Myron Whitney Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 18 Apr 1928 Place} Oasis, Millard, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa   1 May 1952 Place} Manti LDS Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   7 Feb 2003 Place} West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  11 Feb 2003 Place} Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1984=Genealogy
Source 2} 2016=1930 USA cen
Source 3} 2017=1940 USA cen
Source 4} 1972=Military rec
Source 5} 1839=Marriage rec
Source 6} 2018=Newspaper
Source 7} 1988=City directory
Source 8} 1004=Index
Source 9} 1849=S.S. record
Source 10}1735=S.S. record
Source 11}2019=Obituary
Source 12}1983=Cemetery rec
Source 13}1528=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Albert Clarence Christensen & Esther Aurora Nielsen
     Household No.} 831
1st Household No.} 831 = Oak City, Millard, Utah
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Mechanic
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Stewart, Joy
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Myron Whitney Christensen was born 18 Apr 1928 in Oasis, Millard, Utah.  He was the oldest of four children of Albert Clarence Christensen and Esther Aurora Nielsen.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Myron was living with his parents on Canyon Road in Oak, Millard, Utah.  His father Albert was a general farmer, farming on his own account.  The family was renting their residence, which was not on a farm, for $5.00 per month.  They did not have a radio set.  Myron W. Christensen was 1 11/12.

Myrons's sister Verona was born in Aug 1930, and a brother Antone followed.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Myron was living with his family in Oak City, Millard, Utah.  The family owned their residence, not on a farm, with a value of $1,500.  His father Albert was a laborer, working on a farm on his own account.  The children were Myron, 11, who had completed 6th grade; Verona, 9, who had completed 4th grade; and Antone, 6.  Myron's sister Laura Jean was born in Jan 1946.

As a young man, Myron was active in the Future Farmers, taking poultry to competition in 1946.  In 1946 when Myron Whitney Christensen registered for the World War II draft, he was living in Oak City, Millard, Utah, and was going to school.  He was described as weighing 200 lbs, 6'2" tall, with a light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

Myron was a member of the Latter-day Saints and served in the East Central States Mission.  On 1 May 1952, Myron W. Christensen, 24, of Oak City, married Joy Stewart, 22, of Hinckley, in the Manti LDS Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.  They had a family of five children.  Their son Ken Stewart died as an infant in Oct 1960.

Myron farmed for 10 years in Oak City, and was a member and vice president of the Young Farmers.  He and his wife Joy were leaders in the 4-H Tractors Club of West Millard.  In 1962, Myron moved the family to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked as a diesel mechanic at Toole Army Depot.  Upon retirement in in 1991, he and Joy resided in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Myron was active in the LDS Church and served as a teacher, choir member, temple worker, Scout leader, High Priest Group Leader, Elders Quorum president and Home Teacher.  He and Joy served in the Tallahassee Mission in 1999-2000.  He was also a Master Gardener.

Myron died on 7 Feb 2003 in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Cause of death was Melonoma Cancer.  Funeral services were held 11 Feb 2003 at the Jordan North LDS Ward Chapel.  He was buried in the Redwood Memorial Estates, West Jordan, Utah.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Christening Date} Fam  3 Jun 1928 Place}   Myron Whitney Christensen
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Myron Whitney Christensen
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Melanoma Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 22 Nov 2017
Date Created}    7 Nov 2017
Copyright © 2017 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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