Bruce Ferrel Christensen, 73, died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Redlands, Calif. He was born in Durango, Colo., to Ora Taylor and Ferrel Christensen. He was the second of three children. He was a long-time resident of Farmington, where he grew up and worked in the family business, Tri-City Transfer and Storage, from a young age. He and his brother, Brent Christensen, took over the business when his father retired.
He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in Southern Australian Mission from 1960 to 1962. He served in the local LDS church for years in various leadership positions and later served in the LDS Redlands, Calif., Temple, with wife, Nancy. He met the love of his life, Nancy Fathers, while serving his mission. They just celebrated their golden 50th wedding anniversary, June 28, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his children, Scott and Shari Christensen; Mark and Julie Christensen; Ann-Marie and Dean Simmonds; and Bradley Christensen and 11 grandchildren; and by Bruce's brother, William Brent Christensen and his wife, Karen.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Christensen; his parents, Ora and Ferrel Christensen; and his sister, Erlene Richards.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4410 College Blvd. in Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to LDS Church mission fund or the ASPCA.
Bruce's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.