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Murray, UT 84107
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Dennis Clifford Christian

1916 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
"Beloved Father, Husband & Friend"
Dennis Clifford Christian, 98, passed away in his home early Wednesday afternoon. Born April 1, 1916, and raised in Sandy, Utah on historic Pioneer Road. Graduated from Jordan High School in 1934 where he met his first wife, Clara Gene Elieson. After her passing in 1978, he married Fern King Williams.
A veteran of WWII, he served a total of 34 years in the United States military, including 27 years in the National Guard from which he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served in a variety of callings including 33 years on the High Council.
He found his greatest joy in his family, especially his children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He loved gardening, serving others, and maintaining the lovely home that he built. He was a friend to everyone he met and will always be an example of kindness, generosity, and acceptance.
Survived by sister, Bonnie Christian Clark (Tom); son, Paul Christian (Denise); son, Jim Christian; stepdaughter, Jill Tibbitts (Gordon); and stepdaughter, Sandie Nelson (Tom). Preceded in death by Clara Gene Elieson (wife); Fern King Williams (wife); Thomas Clifford Christian (father), Eva Jensen Christian (mother); Joyce Christian Smith (sister); Barbara Christian Schofield (sister); and Jerrilyn Grills Christian (daughter-in-law).
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray 25th Ward LDS Chapel, 363 E. Vine Street. Viewings will be Friday, May 16th from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, and Saturday, May 17th from 10-10:30 a.m. at the Murray 25th Ward Chapel. Interment: Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine Street. Online condolences may be shared at

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 16 to May 17, 2014
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