Neil Christensen

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Christensen, Neil

Neil Christensen, 60, of Little Rock passed away June 24, 2017 at Hospice Home Care. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany on April 12, 1957 to Elizabeth Wills & Don Christensen.

He spent time in his youth living in Burma, Indonesia, and Malaysia, while his father (Don) worked at the American Embassy in Southeast Asia. Neil attended Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts majoring in Russian, magna cum laude. After graduating college, he pursued a fulfilling thirty-five year career in the field of retail with Higbee's/Dillard's Department Store starting as associate buyer and working his way to up Senior Vice President, Director of Children's Product Development. For the people Neil worked for and with, he was known as a caring and respectful person who took the time to understand others. Neil and Lisette had a 33-year marriage based on mutual support and a deep love of each other. Marguerite Arciaga (Justin) and Wills were the pride and joy of Neil's life.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Wills and brother, Thayer Christensen (Kim). He is preceded in death by his father, Don Christensen. The family would like to especially thank the professional, dedicated and caring staff at Hospice Home Care.

The family will receive friends at 9 am on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, Little Rock, AR followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Christ the King Catholic Church, Little Rock, AR. Interment will be set at a later date at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Neil to the UAMS Myeloma Institute, 4301 West Markham #816, Little Rock, AR 72205 or Hospice Home Care, 2200 South Bowman Road, Little Rock, AR 72210.

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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
(501) 224-8300
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 2, 2017
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