William Tod Christensen, 43, of Livingston, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at his home. Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory. There will be a celebration of life gathering on Saturday, July 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Club on Main Street in Bozeman.
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Tod was born on Sept. 9, 1970, in Bozeman. He was the son of Bill Christensen and Sue Halvorson Stewart. He received his education in Bozeman and was a graduate of the Bozeman High School.
On Sept. 18, 1999, Tod was united in marriage to Tiffaney Loomis. This marriage was blessed with one child, Tyler, the light of his life. Tod and Tiffaney shared 13 years of marriage, and remained great friends after the marriage ended. Tod resided in Livingston.
Tod was employed at Gibson Guitar as technical director, where he worked for 21 years. He loved letting his creative side out at work and getting his hands dirty and working on the guitars himself whenever he could.
Tod enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, dirt bike riding, playing guitar, and most of all sharing in all of these activities with his son, Tyler. He was an outdoorsman to the core, could spend an entire day on the river without any breaks, listening to the river flow, enjoying the views. That was his church. Tod was a kind man. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He had a way with people, a way with reading them and listening and picking strengths immediately. Blessed be his memory.
Tod is survived by his son, Tyler Christensen; sister, Aimee Christensen Higbie and brother-in-law, Colin Higbie; niece and nephew, Brynn and Jack Higbie; stepmother, Mary Christensen; grandparents, Buster and Norma Halvorson; ex-wife, Tiffaney Loomis, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tod is preceded in death by his mother, Sue Stewart and father, Bill Christensen.
Arrangements are under the direction of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences are available at www.franzen-davis.com.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home & Crematory
118 North Third Street Livingston, MT 59047
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 8, 2014