Joyce Christensen

Obituary of Joyce Christensen

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1922, but living 80 years in Sacramento, California, Joyce Christensen left peacefully from this Earth, at the age of 99, in the early morning of October 17, 2021. Loved deeply by her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, she will fondly be remembered as the kindest person and to those who knew her best as the “Missouri Mule” for the suborn tenacity by which she lived and faced life! She was preceded in death by husbands Curtis Christensen, Ken Crain, and Dean Larson. Joyce is survived by her daughter Cheryl and husband Gale Nelson, Lisbon, WI; and son Keith and wife Rebekah Christensen, Sacramento, CA. Joyce was blessed and loved by her grandchildren: Kelly and husband Peter Weber, Napa, CA; Michael and Meaghan Christensen, Sacramento; Erica Buckles, Sacramento; Gwen Nelson-Hibbard, Lake Tahoe; Gale Nelson II and wife Sarah, San Antonio, TX; Gloria Nelson-Sleck and husband Tony, Lisbon, WI; and G Curtis Nelson and wife Amber, Shingle Springs, CA; and a bountiful 23 great and great-great grandchildren! During her career Joyce worked at Hobrecht Lighting, Scofield’s Furniture Store, Metropolitan Life, Caltrans and DMV, but her penchant for design and making a house a home were lovingly expressed in her Land Park home for 77 years. Joyce will forever live on in the hearts of her family and friends. Services will be held on November 3rd at 11 AM at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd. with viewing at 10 AM.
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Wednesday
3
November

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Sacramento Memorial Lawn
6100 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California, United States
916-421-1171
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