In Memory

Kathryn Larson - Class Of 1940

Deceased Classmate: Kathryn Larson Christensen 1940
Date Of Birth: Nov.-6-1923
Date Deceased: Aug.-19-2005
Age at Death: 81
Cause of Death: Injuries from a fall
Classmate City: Springfield
Classmate State: OR
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: Yes Army
Survived By: Sons- David, Mark, Philip, James and Timothy Grandsons-Christopher, Matthew and Daniel Granddaughter-Toni and 5 Great grandchildren.

Kathryn, graduated in 1940, at 16 years of age and had to wait 2 years until she was old enough to go to nursing school in Great Falls. At 23 she Joined the U.S. Army as a nurse and was stationed in Paris and then the Army Hospital in San Francisco, where she met dad. On Feb 1, 1949, she became Mrs. Bill Christensen. They moved to Sunburst to live and work on the family farm east of town. In 1965 we moved to Eugene, Oregon. She went back to nursing and took an early retirement so she could care for her aging father (Ed Larson). After Ed's death, dad developed Alzheimer,s and mom still couldn't rest. Ha passed in 1997. Unable to care for the house and yard she sold and moved to Canby, Or. She fell and broke her hip, and was on the mend in a nursing home in Springfield,Or When ever the nurse tried to help someone and fell and broke her hip again. She succumbed to her injury 2 days later. Finally got to rest.

Provided by Mark Christensen

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05/29/16 12:47 PM #1    

Mark Christensen (1970)

Affectionatly known as Katie, Mom helped out on the farm by making and selling baked goods, and went back to nursing in 62 or 63. Many of the reunion attendees had wedding cakes made by her. She was a life long member of the Lutheran church, and attended Ladies Aid meetings regularly. She was also a member of the V.F.W. and I believe was once a Post Commander. In her later years she took painting lessons and became quite good. I have 10 of her "Masterpieces" hanging in my home. She had a good life, and I don't think she would change a thing. She missed Montana, and made yearly trips to visit friends and relatives. I miss my mom.

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