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Dennis Wesley Christensen

January 20, 1935 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 83)

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Dennis Wesley Christensen, 83, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah.  He was born January 20, 1935 to Rosalieola Burraston and Nephi Wesley Christensen in Dividend, Utah.  

He attended Payson High School and then went to the University of Utah Medical School where he graduated at the top of his class and joined the United States Air Force.  He then attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and specialized in Aerospace Medicine. 

He served in the Vietnam War for a year then served as Commander of the Hospital at Rhine Main Air Force Base, Germany.  Returning to the States, he received a degree in Psychiatry.  After 20 years, he retired as a “Full-Bird” Colonel then went into private practice as a Psychiatrist.  He enjoyed his time serving our country.  He loved his family, the beach, ocean, and his Siamese cats.

Dennis “Chris” is survived by his six children, Summer (Bob) Pugh, Sherri (Eric) Scott, Todd (Annette) Christensen, Valerie Christensen, Mark (Elaine) Christensen, and Cory Christensen.

A viewing and memorial service in his honor will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019

Viewing: 1:00-2:30pm at McMillan Mortuary located at 499 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah 84770

Memorial: 4:00pm at the Southern Utah Veterans Home located at 160 N. 200 E., Ivins, Utah 84738.

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Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Mortuary 435.688.8880

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 Service Program


January 19, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
McMillan Mortuary
499 E. Tabernacle Street
St. George, UT 84770

Memorial Service
January 19, 2019

4:00 PM
Southern Utah Veterans Home
160 N 200 E
Ivins, UT 84738

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