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Paul Christensen to celebrate 90th birthday

May 9, 2018 GMT

Our daddy and grandpa, Paul B Christensen, will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 2, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at their home of 62 years, 1241 Jensen, Pocatello.

Born in Downey Idaho on May 12, 1928 to Ralph and Margaret Christensen, he was the fourth child out of 8 children.

Raised as a farm boy in Virginia, Idaho, he witnessed the change from horse power to machinery. As a young man , he took care of the cows, sorted potatoes and other various jobs. We always get a chuckle when he mentions Hog Holler. When 7 years old, he broke his upper arm while leading a horse, and spent the next 3 weeks in the hospital.

He married his sweetheart (the girl across the field), Laurene Olson, on November 7, 1950 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They moved from Virginia to Pocatello in 1953, where they first lived on Fairbanks, and then their present location in 1956.

In Pocatello, he worked at Pacific Fruit Express and FMC where he worked for 40 years.

Paul and Laurene are masterful gardeners. Dad is great example of hard work, honesty and can fix anything. He is the best dad and grandpa in the whole world.

His children include: Paul Kent(Toni)Christensen, Spearfish, SD; Louise (Kert) Howard, Pocatello, ID; Mark Eugene (Cindy) Pocatello, ID; the late Carolanne Christensen; Janet Sue (Jim) Sant; Sherri (Jason Smith) Christensen Pocatello, ID. He has 18 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.