Katherine Stirling Christensen, age 92, died peacefully in her home in New Castle on February 5, 2018. She was born November 30, 1925 in Leeds, Utah and was the fourth child of nine born to David and Annie Ethel Isom Stirling.
Katherine attended school in Leeds through the eighth grade and then started ninth grade at Woodward Junior High School in St. George. She attended eleventh and twelfth grades held at the Dixie College campus.
She later married Russell Alonzo Christensen on October 27, 1944 in the St. George Temple. After they were married they lived in New Castle. Her sweetheart, Russell, died in 1981 and she remained in New Castle for the rest of her life.
Katherine lived a life of service and was involved with her community and church, serving in various leadership and teaching positions in Primary, Relief Society, Young Women, Cub Scouts and served as a visiting teacher for 73 years. She was very talented and loved sewing, needlework, crocheting, quilting, growing a garden and taking care of her flowers. She loved Family History work and indexing.
She is survived by her children, Beverly Ann (Gary) Evans (Logandale NV), Linda (Jim) Christiansen (New Castle UT), Janice Campbell (Laverkin UT), and Stephen Alonzo (Debra) Christensen (New Castle UT), and two brothers, Eldon Stirling and Culbert Stirling, 24 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, her parents, four sisters, two brothers and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at the New Castle LDS Chapel located at 55 S. Main St. New Castle, Utah, with a visitation Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the same location. Interment will be held at the New Castle Cemetery.