Gary L. Christenson

gary christenson

Gary Lee Christenson was born to Elmer and Aileen Christenson on November 17 1947. He spent the first part of his childhood in Albert Lee Minnesota. When he was about 13 years old they moved to Littleton Colorado. When he was 17 he decided to join the Navy where he was stationed on the submarine SS476. He served in the navy for four years during Vietnam and then went in to the CIA where he worked in communications all over the world. In 1972 he decided to come back to Colorado and became a police officer for the city of Greenwood village. He married Jan Keiter on June 27th 1974 and had two children. In March of 1999 he found out that he had Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and was forced to retire after serving in law enforcement for 27 years. In march 2005 he received a lung transplant. Unfortunately he began rejecting the lung after about 2 months, he was put on the list last June for another transplant which he never recieved. he passed away at home on December 26th at 11:15 pm.

Gary was a extremely generous man whose whole life was dedicated to helping others. He had a very unique sense of humor and could put a smile on anyone's face. He had a extreme love for his family and his dream in life was to be a father and a grandfather, both of which he accomplished and was very good at. He leaves behind his wife Jan, children Holly and Brad, two grandchildren Autumn and Mason, mother Aileen, brother Micheal, sister Terri Jo and a number of extended family.

Memorial service Bullock Colonial Chapel, Tuesday (1/2/07) 10:30 am.
Graveside services will follow at 12:00 noon at Fort Logan National Cemetery (Staging area C).

In Lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate in Gary's name to the National Foundation for Transplants, 1102 Brookfield #200, Memphis, TN 38119. (1-800-489-3863)

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