(May 21, 2003)
Lifetime Wyoming resident Rodney D. Christensen, a native of Powell, died Wednesday, May 21 in Casper. He was 69.
He struggled with Alzheimer's disease for several years.
He was born April 1, 1934, in Powell, son of the late Arthur Christensen and Audrey (Rimbey) Christensen. He was raised and schooled in Powell.
He was a longtime rancher and brand inspector for the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association. He was a veteran.
His hobbies included horseback riding and raising registered Herefords, and he had a passion for painting and the outdoors. He was a former member of the Powell Fire Board.
Survivors include two daughters, Klara Maringas and Kari Jones, both of the Seattle area; three grandchildren, Devin Jones, Ryan and Sydney Maringas; two brothers, Don Christensen of Powell and Ed Christensen of Santa Paula, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services will be held.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in his name.