Edith Clark Christensen, 89
Feb. 21, 1925-May 3, 2014
Edith (Clark) Christensen passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho on Saturday, May 3, 2014. She died due to complications of a short illness and age.
Edith was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Blackfoot, Idaho to George Hammond and Louise (Parker) Clark.Â She met her future husband, Rexford Dewey Christensen, the day she was born when he and his mother walked down the street to visit newborn Edith and her mother. Edith spent her entire childhood and youth in Blackfoot and married Rex on Nov. 3, 1944 in the Salt Lake City, Utah LDS Temple..
Edith was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many church capacities particularly in the Relief Society program. She served with Rexford in the New Jersey, Morristown Mission. Later the couple served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Edith took great delight in baking bread and then sharing the beautiful loaves with neighbors, friends and those in need.
She was known by friends and family as a great cook. No one left Edithâ€™s home hungry. She was known for her great acts of charity to others. Members of her family seldom, if ever, left her presence without hearing her say â€śWe sure do love you.â€ť Edith also enjoyed reading the doctrinal and historical literature of her church.Â
During her married life she and Rex moved frequently until they settled near Los Angeles, Calif. where Rex worked. The couple returned to their native home of Blackfoot in 1984 and subsequently moved to Orofino, Idaho to be near family.Â
Edith was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her daughter LaRae Call;Â her seven sisters â€” Hulda (Ezra Leland, â€śLeeâ€ť) Nichols, Leah (Alvin Clarence) Nichols, Fern (Dean) McClellan, Daveen (Stanley Gould) Dye, Phyllis Empey (Chris Lorenzo) Poulson, Vera (Ellis Hughes) Oram, Ora (Dale Owen) Hardy; her two brothers Howard George (Modine) Clark and Reed Parker Clark;Â grandson Rick Douglas LeBaron;Â great-great grandson Logan Isaac LeBaronÂ and great-great granddaughter (Emary Acosta).
She is survived by son-in-law Lynn Call of North Ogden, Utah; daughter Annette (Douglas Cleon) LeBaron of Orofino; son Kevin Dewey (LeeAnn) Christensen of Twentynine Palms, Calif.; 16 grandchildren,Â 42 great- grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at the Orofino LDS Church building at 13610 Fremont Ave. A public viewing will take place at the church one hour prior to the services.