Neldon Jarvis Christensen

February 14, 1929 ~ October 29, 2020

Neldon Jarvis Christensen, 91, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2020 in St. George, UT at the home of his daughter, Myrna Stout. He was born February 14, 1929 to Ray and Olive Melissa Jarvis Christensen in Monticello.

He married Mary Carol Tryon on August 17, 1956. They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mary passed away in 2005, and in July 2008, he was remarried to a long-time family friend, Lenna June Robinson Furse.

Neldon graduated from Monticello High School in 1947 and is believed to be the last of that class. He worked as a computer programmer at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, UT. He took out an early retirement and moved his family to Hurricane in 1976.

He was a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, where he received many trophies and awards.

Neldon was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was faithful at church and temple attendance his entire life, holding many church callings.

He loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time camping and picnicking with his family and close friends: Glen and June Furse and Barbara and Keith Hammer.

Neldon is survived by his children: Barry (Ada) Christensen of Brigham City, Julie (Lynn) Runolfson of Vernal, Myrna Stout and Evan (D’Launa) Christensen of St. George, Sharyn (Darin) Scholzen and Karyn (Terral) Wilson of Hurricane as well as 25 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

His is also survived by his brothers Sam Christensen of Monticello; Dennis (Kathy) Christensen of Holbrook, AZ; and sisters Janis Shumway of Fredonia, AZ and Marion Lovitt of Ness City, KS.

He is preceded in death by his first spouse; Mary Carol Tryon in 2005; then his second spouse, June Furse in 2019; siblings Leon, Kent, Eldon, Eileen Black, Jay, Norma Anderson, Cleo Stewart, Judy Yost, and son-in-law Ronald Stout.

A graveside service will be held at the Hurricane City Cemetery on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. If attending, please wear a mask and bring a chair.

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The family wishes to thank Southern Utah Home Health and Hospice for their kind and loving care.

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