Carl George Christensen, Jr. moved to his glorious, permanent Home on September 27, after a long battle with cancer. He was born (March 1, 1948) and raised in Nebraska. He came to Caldwell to attend the College of Idaho in 1966 and when he graduated in l970, he stayed.
In 1971 he married Dorene Wise of Emmett; he stayed with her, too, for 50 years.
Their son, Chris is an immigration attorney in Boise. He and his wife, Ashley (who is a research scientist for Simplot) have 3 children: Thomas (6), Caroline (4), and Nicholas (2).
Their son, Mark and his wife, Sarah own ‘Salmon River Experience’ rafting company in Riggins, Idaho. They have 2 children: Jean (4) and Isaiah (1).
Carl was a practicing Certified Public Accountant for almost 50 years. Carl gave of himself, willingly, unselfishly, and generously to his family, his clients, his renters, the Boy Scouts (26 yrs.), Love INC (10 yrs.), the Caldwell Exchange Club (50 yrs.), Little League Football (44 yrs.), the College of Idaho, the Southwest Idaho Estate Planning Council, Christ Community Presbyterian Church, Idaho Walk to Emmaus, Caldwell United Way Campaign, League Tennis, League basketball, coaching Caldwell Youth basketball and baseball, and Caldwell Elks Lodge.
He is mourned and missed by his wife, his sister, Leslie, in Nebraska, 2 outstanding sons, 2 beautiful daughters-in-law, 7 amazing grandchildren, 5 wonderful foster children, and 7 fascinating exchange students. He left a big hole in our lives which no one else can fill, but we are certain of his whereabouts! He is totally healed: happy, healthy, and whole! Carl has left the land of the dying, but we will see him again in the land of the living! All the glory goes to God!
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Carl, he would suggest: Christ Community Church (603 Everett Street, Caldwell, ID 38605) or College of Idaho (2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, ID 83605).
Celebration of Carl’s life will be October 8 at 4:00pm at the College of Idaho, Event Center (gym). Please wear a mask.
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