Lois Christensen Obituary, Death – She died of pulmonary fibrosis on May 30, 2018. His parents raised him in Julesburg, Colorado. Five-year-old Lois moved to Utah. 1955 South grad. At Utah, she studied English and sociology. She made KKG friends. Reed Christensen was her sociology professor, but she enjoyed English. They married at the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 22, 1960. She taught English for two years before having kids. They have five boys. Lois was family-oriented. Her son’s games were never missed. She baked honey-butter bread, chocolate chip cookies, and milk. Son’s friends appreciated her thoughtfulness. Her parenting style was founded on trust, stringent homework and Saturday chore expectations and an obsessive curiosity about her boys’ personal life. Mom detested short “What did you do tonight?” answers. She asked about friends, likes, and days.
She worried about their development. After 14 years at Highland High, she retired in 2001. Reed and Lois were professors and entrepreneurs. Lois loved nature. She upcycled. Sons became buddies. This was typical of Lois as a younger mother, caring hard for her parents and Reed’s father in their later years. Reed and Lois bought a 10-year-old home near Heber in 2001. She worked on unfinished home construction and landscaping. Lois’ health deteriorated, so Reed and Lois moved to Utah. Her family is her greatest joy, but she’s always had fantastic friends with whom she’s read books, traveled, and enjoyed meals. She cherished family and friends.
Faith and Reed ruled her. She loved his bluntness. Marriage highlights included family reunions, weekly breakfasts with “The Swedish Missionary Group,” a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, and temple work in Provo. Lois obeyed Jesus. She joined a Book of Mormon group two weeks before her death. She valued Mormonism and service. She made connections. Her niece said, “Your mother always noticed me, even in large groups.” Reed F. Christensen; 5 sons and wives, Steve and Christine, Jeff and Chris, Doug and Sara, Gregg and Marian, and Chad and Kristin; 27 grandchildren, Nathanael (Whitney), Peter, Eliza, Andrew (Sierra), Sarah (Paul), Jacob (Brianna), Amelia, James, Ben; Meisha (Sam), Megan (Garrett), Spencer, Cate, Owen; Hannah, Adelide;
Sunset Lawn Mortuary in Salt Lake City, Utah, will hold a visitation on June 8. On June 9, she’ll be buried at 9:30 a.m. in Salt Lake City Cemetery, followed by a ceremony at noon in the LDS Chapel at 3408 South Celeste Way. Funeral reception.