Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend,
Andrew Carlos Christensen, 87, of Taylorsville Utah passed away peacefully in his
home on January 28, 2023. Andy was born on May 26, 1935 to Isabel Louise
Mickelson Christensen and Andrew Ivan Christensen. He was the oldest of seven
children. Andy grew up in Eureka, Utah where his father worked at the mine.
Andy was a graduate of Tintic High School where he met his sweetheart, Jeanette.
Andy was the center for the basketball team and Jeanette was a cheerleader.
After high school Andy worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and in the mining
industry. Andy and Jeanette were married on April 20, 1957. Andy was drafted
into the Army in 1958 and served in Alaska as a Transportation Specialist. In 1961,
Andy started working at Hercules Aerospace until his retirement 33 years and one
month later. While at Hercules, Andy received a degree in Engineering at Weber
State University. Andy and Jeanette had four children and were sealed in the LDS
Salt Lake Temple on December 15, 1975. Andy served many roles in the church
but the one he enjoyed the most was Bishop. Jeanette later passed away in 1994.
In 1996, Andy married Violet Palmer. They enjoyed a happy retirement together
by traveling the world, exploring in their 5th wheel, doing temple work and
spending time with close friends. They had twenty-six joyful years together and
were a blessing in each other's lives, as well as the lives of their combined
children and grandchildren.
Andy enjoyed running, camping, hunting, snowmobiling, riding his side by side,
and traveling. He loved spending time with his lifelong neighborhood friends
golfing and getting a Diet Coke at Burger King.
Andy loved his grandkids. He went to every sports game and dance recital, never
missed a birthday, and made sure to take an interest in the lives and future of
each and every grandchild.
Andrew is survived by his beautiful wife, Violet; Children with Jeanette - Jeff
(DeAnna), Scott (Kris), Chad (Laura) and Kimberly Vance (Ryan); and Vi's children -
Cheri Fivas (Bruce), Jana Thomas (Brian) and Daniel Palmer (Shantel); 23
grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; Sisters - Elena (Jim) Sandoval and Karen
Mildon; Brothers - Reed (Valois Tingey) and Blake (PJ) Christensen; Sister-in-law
Janice Christensen, and brother-in-law Sam Wood.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette, brother
Kenneth Christensen, sister Cheryl Wood, and brother-in-law Mike Mildon.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 11:00 am at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah. There will not be a public viewing.
Those wishing to attend virtually may use this link: https://vimeo.com/event/2844611
Interment, Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah.