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Linda Sue Christenson

Sep. 13, 1941 - Jan. 7, 2022

Date of Service: Jan. 15, 2022

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HEYBURN – Linda Sue Christenson, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully, at the age of 80, in her Heyburn home, Friday, January 7, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 13, 1941, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the first of four children born to Calvin J. and Beulah Daniels Flynn, followed by her brother, Jerry; and sisters, Andrea and DeAnne. She grew up in West Frankfort attending Joiner Elementary School and graduated from West Frankfort High School in 1959. 
She went on to attend the Gale Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota that summer of 1959, and graduated second in her class, qualifying as an airline stewardess, and as a teletypist. She was employed by Freeman Coal Mining Company as a teletypist and postal clerk from February 1960 until she moved to Heyburn, Idaho in July 1961.

She met her husband, Marvin Christenson, in March of 1960, and they were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple on September 20, 1961.  Just one month later in October, Marvin was drafted into the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
While stationed at Fort Hood, Sue and Marvin had their first two babies, Carrie Lynn and Devin Ray. After two years in the service they moved to Heyburn, Idaho, where they raised their seven children; the latter five, Rockye G., Sonya De, Derk Lund, Wendy Ann, and Monica Sue, were all born in Cassia Memorial Hospital in Burley, Idaho.

Sue had a contagious laugh and was a great storyteller. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved to watch old movies. Sue was an accomplished pianist and taught piano lessons and was a piano consultant for over 30 years.  She also wrote and published a music book entitled “Improve Your Playing”.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many capacities including, Ward Organist, Sunday School Organist, Choir Accompanist, Relief Society Pianist and Chorister, Primary Pianist and Chorister, Sunday School Secretary, Nursery Leader, Young Women’s President, Mia Maid Teacher and Seminary Teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Lund Christenson; her six children, Carrie Wake of Burley, Devin (JoAnn) Christenson of Burley, Rockye Christenson of Portland, Oregon, Sonya Hubbard of Springville, Utah, Derk Christenson of Heyburn, and Wendy Christenson of Heyburn; her two sisters Andrea (Bill) Cronin of Detroit, Michigan, and DeAnne (Gary) Newman of Thompsonville, Illinois; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Beulah Flynn; her brother, Jerry Calvin Flynn; and a daughter, Monica Sue Marchbanks.

We are very appreciative of and grateful for the wonderful care our mother received for the six weeks she was at Gateway Transitional Care Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Mom enjoyed the staff very much and was tearful when she talked about her caregiver. Thank you for serving our mother in her time of need.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Heyburn 1st Ward, located at 530 Villa Dr., in Heyburn, with Bishop Justin Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, January 14, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/Xeqlv-WGeuo.

Condolences for Linda Sue Christenson

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From Patty Pierson:
Memories of Sue last from childhood to today. She has been an example, teacher and a friend. Marvin you've always been by her side, making us smile, teaching us faith and leading by example. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers, especially today. May the Lord hold you close. God bless. We send our love.
From Andrew J Baird:
I took care of your Mother Linda Sue @ Gateway and I will never forget her smile and her sense of humor and everyone who came in touch with her just thought the world of her. She was just plain amazing and no matter what kind of day you may have been having it all seemed like nothing after talking to her. She always looked on the bright side of things even in some very not so great moments, but she never gave up hope. Rest in Peace dear Linda Sue and may God Bless and watch over your family.
From Heidi Robbins:
Love and prayers go out to all of you and especially to u marv hang in there
From Aubrey Shaddock:
I will never forget all the times I visited grandma and grandpa as a kid and how much fun it was to hear grandma sue tell us stories cause she would always be so animated with every accent she did for each character. My Grandma Sue taught me to slow down and remember that every character has a story to tell. Thank you for being so strong at the end so I could introduce my family to you and hear one more of your famous stories. I’m so grateful my family and I could give you one more hug. We love you Grandma Sue, rest in paradise with your angels.
From Leo & Teresa Vargas:
Our condolences and prayers to Marvin and all of family of this dear lady!
From Tricia Breeding:
Carrie-I am thinking of you at this time. Prayers and live going out to your family!
From Devin Christenson :
Thanks for all the memories around the piano playing song after song. It brought music I to my life. Now you can play again. Love you mom.
From DeAnne Newman :
Linda was my oldest sister. She was so fun to be around. She could always make me laugh. I love you Sue. I pray for and love my brother-in-law Marvin and my nieces and nephews. Sue, you will be missed by many.
From Andrea Cronin:
Linda was my sister who I loved very much. She was very intelligent, witty, and funny. My prayers go out to her husband Marvin and family. Rest in peace Sue.

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