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Shirley Anderson Christensen

February 25, 1929 — January 5, 2023

Shirley has graduated from this life and is dancing in the arms of her best friend and husband, Max, who has been waiting for her arrival. She was born on February 25, 1929, in Cedar City, Utah to LaVon Shurtz and John Wilford Anderson. She returned to her heavenly home on January 5, 2023, in West Jordan, Utah. She married R. Max Christensen on June 19, 1946.
She was a loving mother to their four children – Maxine, Pamela, Keelee, and Ronald, and will miss them during this short separation.
She hopes that her 13 grandchildren will remember not only the fun slumber parties, goodies shared, crafts made, and videos watched but will know of her testimony to the truthfulness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, her love for the temple and her devotion and service.
When Max was called home so suddenly in 1980, Shirley knew that she would need to have a better job to support herself, so she enrolled at the Salt Lake Community College. She hopes that her love of education will be another legacy for her grand and great grandchildren.
She served in many callings in The Church including: The Relief Society President, Young Women’s Councilor, and secretary in many organizations. She loved to serve others. She was a devoted temple worker for over 16 years.
After several years of being alone, she met and married Bill Wilson and became a 2nd mom and grandma to his family. They enjoyed traveling together. Bill passed away in 2015.
Shirley leaves behind her four children: Maxine Barnes, Pamela (Kirby) Justesen, Keelee (Kevin) Powell, and Ronald (JaNae) Christensen. Her 13 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Her siblings Jim (Dixie) Anderson, and Lorna (Ken) Defiebre.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sunridge Memory Care for their love care of our mom.
An evening viewing will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Crosspointe Ward 1327 West 5550 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84123. Funeral services will follow the next day on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM with a viewing held two hours prior beginning at 9:00 AM at the same location. Interment will immediately follow at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.
Service Information
Viewing January 20, 2023 at 6:00-8:00 PM
1327 West 5550 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84123





Viewing January 21, 2023 at 9:00-10:30 AM
1327 West 5550 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84123





Funeral Service
January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM
1327 West 5550 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84123
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