Nancy and boys.....sending love and prayers for strength. Nate will always be remembered as an incredible dad and husband by those of us from the old neighborhood. He was also the most macho of Mr. Moms; never afraid of pulling the domestic load and always loving and supportive. May sweet memories warm your hearts and keep his spirit alive with coming grand babies.
On behalf of your dearest friends and loving family, I want to express how much you have been loved and appreciated and will be held with as much regard in the lives of those still here on earth..
Dear Nancy , Matthew , Jesse and family and friends of Nathan , I'm sorry for your loss of the physical presence of Nathan in your lives, wishing for your memories with him to accompany you throughout the rest of our journey on earth..and beyond.
Peace be with you .. Debbie
For years I've heard about Nate and Nancy, friends of my brother Kelley and his wife Pat. All I can tell you is that they always have had and expressed nothing but the highest praise for him. Their devastation at this loss is felt by all of us. May God bless you all during this time of sad adjustment. We know you will see him again, but we also know the pain of separation at this time is unbearable. Please know you will be in our prayers. Tom and Gaylynn Grover McKnight
Nancy, Jesse, Matt,
Nate was always one of my favorite Boy Scout leaders. He was always a lot of fun to goof around with on camp outs and at meetings. My favorite memory was when we were on a two day rafting trip on the Salmon River in Idaho and he snuck a few of us away to go shoot his pistols out in the woods.
Nate was the man. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Dear Nancy and family, What do you say when a tragedy of this proportion happens. Our hearts break for you. One day at a time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I met Nate my freshman year of high school. He was initially completely intimidating and liked to make fun of me, which i loved. I saw Nate and Nancy over the years in high school at various sporting events and around town. Easily one of the best couples I have ever known. I know Nate will be looking down on his family and protecting his new grandson. my heart goes out to the family thinking of you guys often. much love.
Nancy, Matt and Jesse, our family sends our best wishes and prayers to yours. Nate was a great guy and a lot of fun to be around, I too will always remember the Wilsonville days of dinner clubs, parties and basketball games. I believe you never lose the ones you love, they are always in your heart and memories, you will find him there. Our best to you all, Ralph, Terri, JP, Jenny and Sean.
Nancy and family- So sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family.
I was so taken back when I heard the news of Nathans passing to the last time I spent time with him at the family reunion..he was one if the few who didn't give me a hard time for leaving a day early because of the rain..he had a big smile and a big heart..him, Mathew and Jennifer a Always one of the first ones to come say hi to the black sheep camp site..lol never judging always loving and genuin. I personally have always looked up to him and Mathew..my heart is very sad and am quickly reminded only the good die young! Although I was unable to be there for his funeral please know I am there in spirit..to all of the Family my peace and healing be with you all in or time of sadness.
One more thing, I wanted to share a couple of my specific memories with Nathan... I remember when he nailed his foot to our roof with the nail gun... straight through his steel-toe boot, and him calmly asking me to go get help, and not a peep out of him when my Dad was prying the nail out of his foot. And something I especially treasured, was that Nathan memorized Robert Service's entire poem, "The Cremation of Sam McGee" reciting it at family reunions just like Grandpa Jesse. I am so incredibly sorry for all of your loss. Always, Stephanie Hester
In the summer of 1977 my cousin, Nathan, came to Alaska to help my parents build their home. Although Nathan was 5 years older than me and nearly a stranger, he embraced me like a little sister. That was my one summer I had a big brother, and I will forever be grateful for those memories. That summer we both came to realize how affected we were by our love for Grandpa Jesse, so much so that we both named our first-born after him. Nathan, a loved and respected man, your legacy will live on. Love, Your Lil Cousin, Stephanie
Nancy, Jesse, and Matt:
Unfortunately, I don't have the best memory from my younger years, especially from age 0-6 while I lived in Wilsonville (probably because I was dropped as a baby in your old drive way I believe). I do remember your husband and father and how nice he was to the neighborhood. I do recall him giving free ride on his Harley. :) I just wanted to say sorry for your loss and that I am here thinking of you all. Nate will be missed.
It's been a few years since I've seen you, but I still have such a warm spot in my heart for Willamette Way's Mr. Mom.
You were always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Your love for your family was apparent in everything you did. I'll never forget the many, many things you did for others whether it was your amazing talent swinging a hammer, baking your delicious zucchini bread from your home grown zucchini, patiently giving a bunch of little kids ride after ride around the block on your precious Harley or willingly babysit the neighbor kid who never stopped crying and his sister who would take all night to eat what you cooked for her.
You made quite an impression on the moms, dads and kids in the neighborhood and you will be missed, but certainly never forgotten.
Love and prayers to Nancy, Jesse and Matt.
Hunter,Hut & Susy want you all to know how very saddened we were to learn of Nate's accident.
Our hearts & prayers are with all of you. The Calhouns.
My heart sunk when I heard the news story here in Portland. Nate and I were classmates and our paths kept crossing, Spokane, Anchorage, Portland area. I always thought of him as a gentle, family-centered man. I'm so sorry for your loss. Nancy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy and Boys,
Memories....a comforting place to sit. May you find peace in all those beautiful memories you hold dear in your hearts. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. Nancy, we are here for you. God will watch and bless all of you in the coming days.
Ben and Ana Swaab
Nancy and family, Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Please know our thoughts are with you. Love you.
Mark and Holly Joyce
I am so sorry to hear of Nate's accident. I will keep you and the boys in my prayers. Just remember to turn to your Heavenly Father for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Nancy, Jesse and Matt: Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you all in hearing of Nate's untimely passing. He was such an awesome person. I have so many great memories of Nate and the Christensen family.
Allow me to share a few memories I have of my friend Nate.
Our Wilsonville neighborhood was such a tight group. Nate was the first person to come over and introduce himself and welcome us to the neighborhood. During the first month or so of moving in, Nate helped me build my retaining wall and managed to tip over the backhoe I had rented; good times! Still unsure how he managed that one. He bailed off the backhoe just in time too.
I also remember Nate twirling Jamie and Drew around in the front yard and giving the kids rides on his Harley Fatboy around the block a time or two. Whenever there was a person in need Nate was the first to lend a hand. Like the time the Withers Skylight blew out due to a nasty windstorm, Nate was there to save the day. I'll always remember the talks we had and how he beamed whenever he spoke of Nancy and the boys. I think Robin Bohn said it best, "Nate was a Man's Man". He was that for sure. The list could go on and on of the memories I have.
Yes Nate will be missed and I will always have a special place for him in my heart for the kindness he showed me and my family. God Bless the Christensen family and may you find strength and peace during this difficult time. You are in my prayers.
nancy & family,
my heart goes out to all of you -
I am so deeply sorry for your loss -
you are in my thoughts and prayers...
Nancy and family, I am so sorry this tragedy has happened to you. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.
Erin & Family
I remember so vividly me and Savannah always running across the street to knock on your door so you could spin us by our arms in the front yard! You did it every time we asked without hesitation. You were always there for us and always took care of us when we needed you. You are like a second dad to us and we will miss you every day! Can't wait to see you again.
Nancy, Jess and Matt, Please know that my entire family is saddened by your loss. Over the past couple of years, we have come to know Nate and he was a great man, loved by all. Remember to, that great men are reflected in their sons, and Jess and Matt are awesome men. Also, that new grandson is so lucky to have a special guardian angel for life watching over him. We are all here for you in the days ahead. Bob and Chris Fitzgerald and Family
Nancy, Boys so vary sorry for your lost. We remember all the nice things you did for dylan. Our thoughts are with you all.The Bruck Family
I was saddened to hear the news about Nate. I knew him from our YSA days in the late 1970s in Spokane when he was dating Nancy. He always took the time to talk with me and took an interest in what I was doing. Later, when the family briefly lived in Seattle in the 1980s, I was able to see what a great father he was. He loved his boys! I want Nancy, Jesse, Matt and Nate's family know that I will always have good memories of him. May God bless you in the coming days with His solace.
To Nancy and the boys I am sorry to hear about your loss. Nate was a wonderful friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
Dear Nancy, Matt & Jesse,
My heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry for your incredible loss. Nate always had a smile, a welcoming hand, something to laugh about, and made sure to have a good time. His big heart is unforgettable. He is now your guardian angel. May he rest in peace. He had such a happy life and so much to be proud of.
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
I have great memories of Nathan. I played some Basketball way back in the 1970's with him. He was a Great Guy. My prayers and thoughts are with all of his family
I am so sorry for your loss. Nathan was such an inspiring man, so willing to help anyone who needed a hand. I was very greatful for his help when I was moving, and his opinion that I was 'over inventoried' as he carried a plethora of boxes to the moving van. He was right. Nancy, I know you will be missing him every second. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Marion and Vivian
Nancy, Jesse and Matt
Nate was a great man, he would do anything for anybody at anytime. Our time together in Wilsonville are memories that we all have forever, golf, bowling, softball, basketball, dinner club and of coarse our New Years parties. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to all of you during this very difficult time. God Bless...
When I think of Nate, I remember this big guy who looked intimidating, but we really a teddy bear! I remember giving us rides one his motorcycle around the neighborhood and being out in his garage. Around Christmas time, the house would have awesome lights and that bright star above the garage. When I go to my parents house, I still expect the whole Christensen clan to be in that house. All of you are forever apart of my childhood. I am so very sorry for your loss, my heartaches knowing Nate was going to be a grandpa soon, he would have loved it.
Thinking of you all,
Nancy, Jesse, Matt, and family;
Adam and I are sorry for your loss--such a tragedy. Nate was always so kind and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Gina and Adam Davis
When I heard to news about Nate, my heart sank. I'm so sorry and only hope you and your family can find healing after this incredible heartache.
I didn't know Nate well, but I was blessed to see Nancy on a regular basis at the gym (before Seattle) and met Nate through her. I was always impressed by their relationship and the love they shared. I looked to Nancy's relationship as an inspiration of finding my true love - she was always so happy with her marriage. I am glad they had found each other and found such amazing love. It is sure to carry through during these difficult times.
All my love to Nancy and their boys.
I remember when I was little I'd sit on his lap and poke his scruffy puffy cheek so the air would go to the other side, back and forth I'd poke with my little fingers.
I am so, so sorry for your and your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
I am so , so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
We are so thankful we were able to spend our trip to Maui with you guys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thinking of you & your family Nancy.
-Vicky Yin Randall
My heart goes out to Nate's family. Wishing you peace in this hard time.
My deepest sympathy to Nancy, Matt and Jesse. Nate was a wonderful man and a great friend and neighbor. We were blessed to be friends and neighbors for many years in Wilsonville. Nate was always there to lend a helping hand, fix something that needed fixing, or correct a home project that got to big for a well meaning husband. Nate would show up with tools in one hand and a homemade loaf of zucchini bread in the other. He always had a kind word and laugh for the kids, flattery for the wives and was a guys guy for the husbands. Nate will be deeply missed. I can just see it now, Nate and Tom up in heaven teeing it up for a golf game on the clouds!
I'll always remember dinner club nights and the SuperBowl parties. Great memories with the Wilsonville clan. You'll always be in those memories. Love to Nancy and the family . . .
Our deepest sympathy to all of Nat's family. Janiece (Angle) Burgess
Dearest Nancy, Jesse, and Matt:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of the best husband and father anyone could ever imagine. I hope you find comfort, smiles, and love in the cherished memories you all shared as a family together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.
Nancy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all!
We love you Nate! You were a father to us and one of the most amazing men I've known!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Nancy! I am so sorry!
Margie (Condell) Martin
I Have known the family almost as far back as I can remember. Nate was an amazing man and an awesome next door neighbor. He was one of a kind and you can see his character through the two amazing sons he raised. Our thoughts and prayers go out to nancy, Matt, and Jesse, along with the rest of the people who came to love and know him. I will never forget the laughs we shared over the many years. Rip Nate.