Thursday, December 17, 2015

Obituary - Dorothy Louise Christensen

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Dorothy Louise Christensen
Dorothy Louise Christensen, 89, Nevada, MO departed this life on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Joe Clark Residential Care Center in Nevada. Dorothy was born on October 10, 1926 in De Queen, Arkansas to Herschel Van Buren and Ethel (Williamson) Hendrix. She was united in marriage to Donald Carl Christensen in Carthage, MO in 1942 and he preceded her in death.

Dorothy was raised in Idabel, OK and attended school there. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell for over 30 years in Dallas, TX. She along with her husband came to Nevada in 1979. Dorothy worked as a manager of Spring Valley Apartments from 1989-1995. She also volunteered at the Nevada Senior Center for a number of years. Dorothy attended Countryside Assembly of God Church in Nevada.

Survivors include one daughter, Valo Jones and her husband Dr. Ron Jones, Nevada; one son, Jack Christensen, The Colony, TX; 10 grandchildren, Judi O’Connell, Katrina Jarrard, Don Christensen, David Christensen, Robert Christensen, Brian Christensen, Sam Jones, Scott Jones, Libby Nuessen, Dan Jones; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great granddaughter; one daughter-in-law, Frances Christensen, Rapid City, SD; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Don she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald; one grandson, Jack Christensen; three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada with Pastor Ted Furry officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Nevada Senior Center in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.