JEFFREY CHRISTENSEN
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Jeffrey Scott Christensen 1949 ~ 2009 Semper Fi Jeff S. Christensen passed away Nov. 30th, 2009 after a long illness. He was born June 2nd, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT, to Jerry Reid and Corinne Lashley Christensen. Jeff married Sandi Chase (divorced) and later married Melody White, whom he referred to as his "Soulmate". Melody preceded him in death. Jeff graduated from Highland High School in 1967 and immediately joined the Marine Corps to serve his country. He was a proud Marine who served valiantly during the Vietnam War. After returning from the war he attended the U of U where he studied science and physics. Jeff was a member of the Mensa Society. He worked over 25 years as a top salesman at Fugate Industrial Sales. Jeff loved both country and family with all his heart. Through his actions, he taught us that resiliency is a special mix of love, compassion, smarts and true grit. Armed with a fiery spirit, a keen perception, a brilliant mind, and a wicked sense of humor, he stood up and stared down life circumstances. He knew when to stand up and fight, and when to roll with the punches. We will remember a kind, decent man, full of integrity. He is survived by his mother Corinne; daughters Marnie and Brittany; son Myke (Amy); stepdaughters Callie and Sarah; siblings Cindy, Breck, Cole (Marsha), Fancy (Mike), Sunday; and several grandchildren. Jeff is preceded in death by his beloved wife Melody; grandmother Frankie; and father Jerry. A special thanks to his best friends Gary and Kathy VomBaur who loved and supported him until the end. The family would also like to thank the VA Hospital and Liver Clinic who patiently and compassionately served him. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Utah Veteran's Memorial Park Chapel, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale, north of Camp Williams. Interment to follow. A Celebration of Jeff's life will be held after the services. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com


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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 6, 2009.
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December 9, 2009
Dear Corrine and family,
What a shock it was to hear of Jeff's passing. We are so very sorry for the loss of your son and brother and want to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol and Grace Cross
December 8, 2009
Marnie,
It has been a while since we have talked. I am so sorry about the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please give me a call.

Jennifer(Kevin)Boudreaux Kemp
849-8582
Jennifer Kemp
December 8, 2009
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wanda Wheeler
December 7, 2009
Uncle Jeff,
I know it has been so long since we have spoken. Years go by so fast. I am deeply saddened by your leaving us so soon. I want you to know that you were and always will be my favorite Uncle. You were always smiling, and in return you always made me smile, and laugh! I hope you have found peace in heaven with Melody. Love your niece Alisse
Alisse Bonaldi
December 7, 2009
Jeff you will be loved and missed. to the family i am so sorry for your lose you are in my thought. Nikki
Nikki Hulett
December 7, 2009
I just wanted the family to know how sorry I am to hear about their dad, Jeff has been a friend of mine for many years he was a great guy and I know you will miss him.
Toni Fox
December 6, 2009
I want to wish the family my sincere sympathy. I remember camping at Rock Port with Jeff and Melody. They were deeply in love. Usually the both of them were the life of the party. I feel at peace that the two of them are up there in heaven.
Patti Gardner Ogden
December 6, 2009
We want to express our condolences to your family. It's a hard thing to go through. I got to know Jeff through Melody and he was a fun loving guy. I can imagine the reunion he and Mel are having now.
Brenda Paredes
December 6, 2009
Jeff,

I just want you to know that I love and miss you very much, I'm so happy that the last words that we said to each other were I Love You, and I am so glad that we got the time together that we did. For that I am very grateful. Thank you for being the best stepfather that a girl could ever ask for, my heart is truly broken that you are no longer here. BUT, I know that know, you are where you want to be, with my Mom. Love you Jeff, see ya later!!! (P.S. Keep watch over your granddaughter until I'm able to, okay?)

-Callie
Callie Dunyon
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