August 1, 1930 – January 8, 2020 – (age 89)
Ileen Duce Christiansen was born August 1, 1930 in Hyde Park, Utah to Mabel and Fred Duce. She was the “runt” of 8 children. She grew up in the depression and had lots of stories to tell about it. As grandpa Duce was the Marshal in Hyde Park, they got the first telephone with 13 others on the party line.
She spent time helping her mom and dad, pulling taffy, and going to dances. She came by her love of shoes from one of her first jobs selling shoes at Levens for $90 a month. She would spend her lunch hours with her friends doing handwork for their trousseaus.
She married Horace Christiansen in 1950 in the Logan temple and they had five adorable children.
Ileen spent her time working on the farm, raising children, delivering the Herald Journal 90 miles every day, serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in all kinds of callings including stake missionary and temple worker, serving her family and the people of Newton, canning, camping, traveling, gardening, quilting, crocheting, making hand dipped chocolates, and making people smile and laugh.
Survived by her children Chad (Trish) Christiansen, Colorado; Mark Christiansen, California; Ann (Kim) Godfrey, Smithfield; Cheryl (Frank) Smith, Cottonwood Heights; Greg (Cheryl) Christiansen, North Logan.
A viewing will be held at the Newton 2nd Ward Church, 76 South 100 West, Newton, Utah on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:30am with the funeral following at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in the Newton City Cemetery.
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