2/7/1935 ~ 2/24/2022
Marilyn Halliday Christensen passed away at age 87, while living at Bennion’s Veteran’s Home in Payson Utah this February 24, 2022, at 7:28 am, like a whisper into the sunrise.
She is predeceased by her parents Marion Wilson Halliday and Marjorie Sparks Halliday, also by her loving husband of 68 years, Ray Edward Christensen and a grandson SSGT Sean Ray Ferguson.
Marilyn and Ray were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. She was a strong, lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Marilyn and Ray always said the greatest blessings and love they had received in this life were their 7 children. Clarke Ray Christensen of Spring City Utah, Raelynn Christensen Ferguson of Spring City Utah, Colette Christensen Thompson of Spring City Utah, Craig Roy Christensen of Provo Utah, Camille Christensen of Spring City, Utah, Cory Rand Christensen of Las Vegas, Nevada and Chad Ryan Christensen of Park City, Utah. Marilyn was affectionately known as “Gram” and was dearly loved by her 30 grandchildren and her 40 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Margie Halliday McMichael of St. George, Utah.
Marilyn was born and raised in Provo Utah, where she attended school and met Ray, also from Provo. They married and immediately began a life of service in the United States Air Force with Ray as an officer. Marilyn loved to travel the country with her family and cherished each new place, experience and lifelong friends made along the way. Marilyn was like a present-day Mary Poppins, she could pack up a house, move and be settled in another state before one could paint their living room. She had an incredible talent of making a comfortable, safe and loving home for her family wherever the Air Force had transferred them. Whether it was in California, Alabama, Texas, Tripoli Libya, Nebraska, Washington D.C., Arizona, Alaska, Nevada and finally Spring City.
She and Ray planted some deep and inviting roots for their kids to come and enjoy. Her greatest joy was to have her family around her for the 4th and the 24th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and any other time they could get together for a party. She was very proud of all the fun and exciting things she and the family could cram into one or two days.
We will mourn our loss of this wonderful woman, through the knowledge and strength of the Gospel and our loving family. We will cherish all our memories together through tears and appreciation of a life… “Well, Happily and Lovingly Lived”. We love you Mom.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cedar Creek Ward in Spring City, UT. Viewings will be held Friday from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Interment in the Spring City Cemetery.
Do to Zoom Technical Difficulties there is only Audio for the first part of the service.