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Irene Christensen


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Irene Christensen
6/28/1923-3/10/2014
Former Resident of Saratoga
Irene Christensen passed away peacefully after a stroke in Carmichael, California. She lived a full life with many wonderful memories.
Irene was born Irene Barbara Oswald in Alberta, Canada. She graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton with a Bachelors in Education and a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She taught middle and high school for a few years before her marriage. In 1952 she married Dr. Alexander H. Christensen. They raised four children at their home in Saratoga. She was proud of decorating her house and growing a beautiful yard. With her family, Irene enjoyed backpacking, snow skiing, and visits to Canada. Later years Irene enjoyed painting, extensive traveling, decorating, dancing with Alex, and outings with her grandchildren.
Irene is survived by her loving children, Barbara Gebhart, Janet Christensen, Brian (Juanita) Christensen and Linda Bjarnason, as well as seven grandchildren, Douglas (Laurie) and Paul Gebhart, Irene (Talamai) Payne, Shona and Joseph Christensen, and Alex and Jenny Bjarnason. Irene is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Dr. Alexander H. Christensen. Irene will be greatly missed by her family.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10 AM at Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos, 16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 14, 2014
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