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Dixon "Dick" Nebeker Christensen

Dixon (Dick) Nebeker Christensen, 87, passed away at his home June 18th, 2015 in Douglas Wyoming. Dixon was born in Manila, Utah on June 22, 1927 to Clifford A. Christensen and Afton Nebeker Christensen. Dick was born and raised on the Birch Spring Ranch in Manila Utah where he and his wife Florence raised their family. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Manila Ward bishopric for twenty years, the Lyman and Green River Stake High Councils, and served in the Vernal Temple. Dick was an avid horseman and raised, sold and traded hundreds of quarter horses. He enjoyed team roping with his friends and son Bruce and watching his children participate in High School rodeos. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother Von and his Uncle Ned and camping with his family in the Wind River and the Uinta mountains. He was a 4-H leader and an active member of the Daggett County Lions Club. He also served for five years on the Soil Conservation Board and was a surveyor on the construction of the Flaming Gorge Dam. He drove school bus for several years in Manila and McKinnon, owned and operated a sawmill, and enjoyed driving truck for Steinaker and Anderson Trucking. He was a heavy equipment operator for Black Butte Coal for 12 years where he made life long friends. He lived in several places in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana but Manila was always his home. His last few years were spent in Douglas Wyoming. Dick had a reputation of being kind and considerate to everyone that knew him, and helped numerous people throughout his life. His greatest joy was his family and enjoying time with them. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Florence LaRue Schofield Christensen, of Douglas; children Grant and wife Johnne Christensen of Rock Springs, Bruce and wife Brenda Christensen of Fort Bridger Wyoming, Shelly and husband Jim Creaser of Douglas; sisters Mary Jane Heninger, Dahle Briggs, Laura Jean Youngberg, Claire Reed, and Louis Lowell; seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, daughters Betty Rae Tinker and Donell Pechacek, brother Von Christensen, and sister Joan Briggs. Funeral services will be held at 11am June 27th, 2015 in the Manila LDS Church, Manila Utah with a viewing 9:30am until time of service. There will also be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Friday, June 26, 2015 at Fox Funeral home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Interment will take place in the Daggett County Cemetery. Condolences for family can be left by going to www.foxfh.com.

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So sorry to read of Dick's passing. My prayers go out to you.

Erlene Slaugh Jun 28 2015 12:00 AM

If Dick was not one of a kind, he certainly was the best of his kind. A true gentleman with a wry smile,twinkle in his eye, and always a soft chuckle. with heartfelt prayers for the family, Dicks presence will always be with you. Rest peaceful my friend. H.O and Mildred Hodge

H.O. Hodge Jun 28 2015 12:00 AM

Sad to hear of Dick's passing. He was a truly fine man and will be missed.

John Beach Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

I'm saddened to hear of your dear husbands death, Florence, Prayers for you and your family.

Joy Faler Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Dicks death,prayers are with your family.

Sue Doak Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

He was a great example to all of us. Our lives are enriched by having known him and his family. Our prayers are with you.

Judy Beach Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

Our Condolences to Florence and her family. To my good friend Shelly.

Nicole Riley and Family Jun 22 2015 12:00 AM