Tuesday, October 24, 2006
My Cousin Connie
Connie Christensen 1963 ~ 2006
With tender sadness we announce the passing of Connie W. Christensen, beloved and loving wife, mom, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. She passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2006. She was born Dec. 2, 1963, near Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico, the oldest child of Dennis Keith Wagner and Carol Ivis Taylor Wagner. Raised in love, surrounded by family - parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and her cousins. They loved each other, loved having fun together, and loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. She attended Brigham Young University, and enjoyed tremendously her job as secretary in the Department of Religion. She married Brent Ray Christensen of Brigham City, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1987. They have two sons and two daughters. She served in various positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women's organizations. Her favorite assignment was to play the piano for the Primary children. Connie is survived by her husband, Brent and their children, Brent Jr., Michelle, Matthew and Megan. She also leaves behind her parents, Dennis and Carol Wagner and her siblings, Sydney Romney (Miles), Cheryl O'Sullivan (John), Dennis Wagner, Jr. (Erin), Kimberly Loveland (Eric) and Darryl Wagner (Emilee). Connie had the most tender heart and the sweetest soul. She was drawn to all that is beautiful in life. She loved sunny skies, seashells, moon-lit nights, and thunderstorms. Daisies and daffodils, lilies and lilacs, and roses, roses, roses. She loved reading, music and art. She painted with oils and watercolors, and arranged countless bouquets of flowers. She played the piano beautifully and sang in a clear soprano voice. Above all, she loved people - her husband, her children, family in Utah, Mexico, and throughout the world, and countless friends. Truly those who knew her best loved her most. God be with you, gentle heart, until we all meet again. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the LDS Manila Stake Center, 950 East 850 North, American Fork (North of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple). Family and friends may visit Thursday evening, October 26, 2006, from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the stake center. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com
Published in the Deseret News from 10/24/2006 - 10/25/2006.