James Lynn Christensen (Jim, Lynn, Pappy or Chris) was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, June 7, 1945, to Marvin Reginald and Espy Ellis Christensen. He died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home surrounded by family.
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Lynn joined the Army National Guard in 1963, and served our country until 1968.
On March 30, 1965, he married Ivie Marie Wright in St. Anthony. In 1968, they and their daughter, Cassie Lynn, moved to Washington state to find work. Lynn hired on with Weyerhaeuser Logging Co., where he worked for 33 years, most of which he drove log trucks. To him, life outdoors was his greatest adventure.
Aside from loving his job, Lynn was a Harley Davidson enthusiast. He owned several bikes in his lifetime and rode alone or with buddies as often as possible. He also enjoyed collecting, buying, selling and trading cars, guns, knives, models, watches and coins, hunting and fishing, spending time with friends and family and traveling.
Lynn was a family man. He was dad to two daughters, Cassie Lynn, who went home way to soon and Sabrina, as well as three children from a former marriage: Suzy, Philip and Jim.
In 2001, Lynn and his wife, Ivie, moved back to St. Anthony, when Lynn retired from Weyerhaeuser Logging Co.
He is survived by his wife, Ivie, of St. Anthony; children, Sabrina Marie (Jeffrey Scott) Perrin of Elma, Wash.; Sue (Bill) Hermans and Philip Christensen, of Wasilla, Ark.; and James Hartman (Kizzy Johnson) of St. Anthony; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ellis (Barb) Christensen of Rexburg.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; a sister, Carla Williams; his daughter, Cassie Lynn Christensen, and his former wife.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Bert Flamm Mortuary, 581 E. 1st N., St. Anthony. The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.flammfh.com.
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Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Nov. 28, 2013