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2222 Russell Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-1568

Harold "Chris" B. Christensen

Monday, March 11th, 1940 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Harold B. “Chris” Christensen, 78, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

A painter, pilot, fireman, angler, machinist, pianist, and family expert on economic growth and immigration, Chris will be missed for his gentle humor, attention to all grandkids’ activities, and appreciation for homemade pie. Chris was born March 11, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa to parents Bertha (Kleinfeldt) and Ronald Christensen. He worked at the Boulder (Colorado) Fire Department from 1961-2000, and worked as corporate pilot and flight instructor, receiving the FAA’s most prestigious award in 2015 – the Wright Bros Master Pilot Award.

He married Karen Collins on April 19, 1968 and celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2018. Chris is survived by Karen and their daughters, Laura (Mike) Sutton and Beth (Matt) Hoobler, both of Cheyenne; his son Eric (Maria) Christensen, of Ridgefield, Connecticut; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Cameron, Caleb and Ava Sutton; Jenna and Shelby Hoobler; and Diamon and Owen Christensen; brother, Ronald (Marjorie) Christensen of Carlisle, Iowa; sister Virginia (Richard) Haldeman of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, and infant son Gary.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A memory service will be celebrated on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy in Chris’ memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home
    2222 Russell Avenue
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 10:00am
    First Presbyterian Church
    220 W. 22nd St,.
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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  • Interment

    Memorial Gardens
    Christensen Road
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Nancy DeBaere

Posted at 09:05pm
You taught me to work on cars, you taught me to drive. You were the surrogate father who meant so much to me. I'm sorry I missed this, but I just found out tonight. My heart is broken, but you will always be in my heart.

Pharmacy staff of KIng Soopes

Posted at 11:31am
Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Harold, may the many happy memories you heart help to bring comfort. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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Bob and CJ Longstreth

Posted at 09:38am
Thank you, Chris, for the good times we had. You are a good man. Fly high!!
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Amanda and Liam Childs

Posted at 10:14pm
Our sincerest sympathies. I have many memories of Uncle Chris and his gentleness and kindness. He was clearly deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Dan Courtney

Posted at 02:52pm
Capt Chris Thank you for all you did to make the "new kids" welcome. Lt Dan Courtney
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