Betty Christensen, age 95, of Carbondale, Colorado died March 14, 2009 peacefully with her family present at the Hertiage Park Care Center.
She was born August 24, 1913 in Wadsworth, Illinois to Jeppe and Arenta Jepsen.
Betty grew up on the family farm and married Hakon Christensen on January 3, 1936. For many years the family farmed near Johnsburg, Ill.
In 1978 Betty and Hakon retired to Dardanelle, Arkansas where they made many wonderful friends. Social events at Betty and Hak’s were always filled with good food, music and lots of laughter. Betty was always a kind and loving person to everyone she met.
Survivors includes her son Bruce ( Patti ) Christensen, of Glenwood Springs, Co.; a sister Wanda ( Harvey ) Palmer, of Johnsburg ; a brother-in-law, Harvey Palmer; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Hakon in 2004; her parents; and two sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at the Justen Funeral Home and Crematory 3700 West Charles J . Miller Rd., McHenry,
Interment will be in Ivanhoe Cemetery, Ivanhoe, Il
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.