Ricky Allen Christenson
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September 20, 1951 - October 5, 2013
Rick Christenson was born to Elmer and Evelyn Christenson in Salem, Oregon, where he was a resident his entire life. His courageous battle with cancer ended at home with his wife and daughters by his side.
Rick was a carpenter by trade early in his career. He also worked for Oregon Human Development in Woodburn weatherizing houses for farmworkers. He retired from the Woodburn School District in Maintenance. He took special pride in the football and soccer fields.
Rick was married to his wife, Terry, for almost 42 years. Together, they raised two daughters, too many pets to mention and spent quality time with family. Rick and Terry enjoyed watching NASCAR and supporting Oregon State Beavers sports as hobbies together. Rick loved the outdoors and nature. He had a special touch with animals, always having a pet dog and cat, sometimes a turtle or a parakeet. Special Mention: Xena. He enjoyed camping, trips to the coast, fishing and boating with family.
Rick is survived by his Wife: Terry; Daughters: Annette and (Mike) Earl, and Jenifer and (Josh) Luth; Grandchildren: Zachary, Courtney, Brianna, Hunter and Matthew; Father: Elmer; Sisters: Cathie and (Phil) and Debra; Brother: Lonny; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Memorial Service will be held November 2, 2013 at 5737 Ibex Road at 3:00 p.m. Please bring your special memories of Rick to share with Terry.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Oct. 16, 2013