Connie Christensen

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Connie Christensen
May 13, 1943 - July 30, 2014
Connie Christensen was born May 13, 1943 in Garden City, UT to Loran and Helen Bassett. She was raised in Soda Springs with her 9 siblings. Connie married Vann Christensen on November 13, 1959 at the age of 16. They made a home in Henry, ID for 47 years where they raised 4 children. Connie and Vann moved to Preston, ID in 2006. She passed away July 30, 2014 in Franklin County Medical Center after a 7 year fight with breast cancer.
Connie was a hard working ranch wife and mother. She loved to garden, sew and bird watch. She had a great passion for music and spent much of her time listening to her favorites. She was active in her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved the Lord.
She was a proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers (LaVell and Alvin Bassett), 2 sisters (Wendy Bassett and Beverly Shurtleff) and her husband Vann . Connie is survived by her children: MaeDee Brinkerhoff (Garth) of Idaho Falls, Frank Christensen (Heidi) of Boise, Tara Allan(Jeff) of McCammon and Brittney Short of Preston. She is also survived by her siblings: Dee Bassett (Pat), Jeraldine Bowen (Bill), Ted Bassett (Judy), Curtis Bassett (Sue), Shuell Bassett (Pauline).
Connie was an incredible example of strength and courage to her family. She has passed on her legacy in so many ways and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at Sims Funeral Home in Soda Springs, ID. There will be a visitation Monday August 4th from 6-8pm and Tuesday August 5th from 10 to 10:45am. Funeral will be held at 11am Tuesday August 5th.
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Funeral Home
Sims Funeral Home
139 E 2 South Soda Springs, ID 83276-1409
(208) 547-3742
Funeral Home Details
Published in Idaho State Journal on Aug. 2, 2014
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