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George Christensen


1937 - 2015 Obituary Condolences Gallery
George Christensen Obituary
February 28, 1937 - October 6, 2015 George Christensen, loved son of the carpenter Waldemar Christensen of Landskrona Sweden and Hjordis Christensen (Fossan) of Stavanger Norway. Born February 28, 1937 in San Pedro, CA, into a home his dad built, high on a hill overlooking the LA Harbor and the vast Pacific. Older brother of Elizabeth Christensen. Loved father of Tim, John, Matt, and Jeff. A San Pedro paperboy and dockhand (and the favorite personal sailor of Humphrey Bogart and others… though he himself wouldn't tell you this). Graduated UC Berkeley in 1958. Graduated USC night law school in 1965 while working as an engineer. Presented cases to both the California and Federal Supreme Courts. Married 30 years to Julie Christensen (Young) of the Pacific Palisades. Grandfather of Zane, Gavin and Kira. A renowned sailor and tennis player, a runner and walker. Big, kind, powerful, handsome, and quiet. Lived in Santa Monica and loved Santa Monica. Always loved the ocean. Appreciated by many, and by all kinds. A San Pedro boy done very well. He is our gift from God and we are his; we have been blessed; we love you Dad.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2015
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