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Ned Christensen Axtell, UT Ned L. Christensen, 76, passed away June 3, 2010 at his home in Axtell after a lingering illness. He was born August 12, 1933 in Redmond, Utah to Raymond William and Lucille Linda Jensen Christensen, Ned was named after his grand-father Neils Lars Christensen. He met Norma Jane Sorenson on Thanksgiving day in 1955. They were married the following spring in Redmond. They would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on the 8th of June. Ned attended school in Salina and at Snow College. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Alaska. He was employed at the Salt Lake VAMC and retired in June of 1995 after 21 years of service. His survivors include his wife Norma of Axtell; children, Nedra (Kevin L.)Greer of West Jordan, Colleen Burgers of Reno, NV; Kathy Christensen-Elorreaga of Draper; eight grandchildren; six great-grand children; brother and sister, Ross (Debbie) Christensen of Monroe and Donna Burns of Salina. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Dan Burns. Graveside services with military rites will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Redmond Cemetery. Friends and family may gather for viewing at the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guest book www.maglebymortuary.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 6, 2010
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