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George "Tony" Norman Christensen

August 29, 1939 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 79)

George Norman "Tony" Christensen, our loving husband, father, and friend, returned to our Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 12, 2019.  He was born in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1939 to Marion Lamont and Eva Norman Christensen. After experiencing the best blind date of his life, Norm was smitten by Judith Wright. Following a brief courtship, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 14, 1964.
Norm earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah; where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Later, earning a Master's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University. His career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation spanned 29 years with assignments in Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and FBI headquarters.  He retired as the Assistant Director over the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division with offices in Clarksburg, West Virginia. After retiring from the FBI, he accepted a position as the Director of Security with Novell in Provo.
As a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Norm served missions in Norway, Temple Square, and Switzerland. He loved the gospel and was a light to all who knew him. He touched the hearts of many while serving as the Bishop of the Fairfax Ward in Virginia.
An inspiration to many and a friend to all; he was an example of optimism, enthusiasm, strength, hard-work, and perseverance. Many admired him for his talents and kindness to others.
Most of all, Norm loved his wife and family. Norm and Judy's love never ceased to grow and develop. Many have expressed their admiration of the true and unfailing love they share.
Survivors include his wife and four children: Steve (Barbara) Christensen, Doug (Jodi) Christensen, Julie (Bob) Trythall, and Michelle Christensen; and 14 grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the North Salt Lake Stake Center (900 East Eaglepointe Drive).  A viewing will be held from 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the same location on Friday, May 17, 2019. Funeral services to follow at 1pm.  Interment at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery (3401 South Highland Drive).
A heartfelt thank you to nurses, CNAs, and branch services missionaries who tenderly cared for Tony at South Davis Hospital for so many years. 

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