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Rexford Dewey Christensen

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Rexford Dewey Christensen, born in Blackfoot on June 3, 1924, died in Orofino, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, of natural causes.

When he was a year old, his mother carried him a block down the street to visit her friend, who had that day given birth to Edith Clark. Rex met her the day she was born, and they would marry 19 years later in 1944. They were married for 68 years.

At the end of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-29. He worked for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for over 20 years and as a police chief for Amtrak for five years, retiring in 1982 to Blackfoot.

He served with Edith in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission and in the Idaho Falls Temple, and he served as Patriarch in the Blackfoot Idaho South Stake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, LaRae Call; grandson, Rick LeBaron; and great-grandson, Logan LeBaron.

He is survived by his wife, Edith; his son-in-law, Lynn; daughter, Annette (Doug) LeBaron; son, Kevin (LeeAnn); 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Orofino LDS church building, 13610 Freemont Ave.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to a nonprofit organization for Parkinson's disease research.

Published in Post Register on Jan. 2, 2013
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