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Obituary for Verla Georgeson Christensen
14 May, 1915 - 4 February, 1986
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
February, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Verla Christensen

     Services for Verla Christensen, 71, of Middleton, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Caldwell North Stake Center Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Joe Roberts of the Middleton Third Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
     Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.
     Mrs. Christensen was born on Oct. 8, 1914, at Weston, Idaho.  She was reared and educated there and graduated from high school in 1933.  She attended and graduated from Utah State Agriculture college in 1938.  She later attended Rick's College.  She taught school in the Preston area for 10 years.
     She married J. Leon Christensen on July 21, 1949. They moved to Middleton in 1950 where she taught the third grade until her retirement in 1980.
     She played the piano for many years and enjoyed oil painting and other forms of art.
     She was a member of the Middleton Third Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
     She is survived by two daughters, Penny Manion of Caldwell and Jorja Franks of Middleton; three sisters, Verda Miller of Odgen, Utah, Dorothy McIntyre of Rigby and Rita Williams of Price, Utah; four grandchildren; James and Danielle Franks of Middleton and Stacy and Sara Manion of Caldwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter.
     Friends may call at the church Thursday from 3 p.m. until time of service.