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Lorna Kay Thompson Christopherson

Funeral services may be live streamed by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/5YiVCKXbZm0 On March 25, 2021 Lorna Kay Thompson Christopherson, our beautiful wife, mother, grandma and grandma great passed peacefully from this life to the next. She was surrounded by loving family in the comfort of her home. We know she was warmly welcomed by many waiting loved ones and friends. Lorna will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Mom was born in Downey, Idaho on her father’s birthday, January 5, 1937, to William Orville and Gertrude Ione Owen Thompson. She was her dad’s shadow. She had a vibrant spirit, a happy, positive attitude and a farm girl heart. She loved her life growing up on her family’s Yago Ranch in the small community of Virginia, Idaho. She was the baby sister of a close family with 4 older brothers and an older sister. Lorna was very social and had many friends. She graduated from Downey High School. After graduation she attended business school in Pocatello. She earned a 2 year business degree in just 6 short months! Lorna met E. Jay Christopherson on a blind date. They married for eternity on October 13, 1955, in the Logan Temple. They remained devoted to each other for 65 years. Lorna enjoyed working as a secretary in the Plant Operations Department at USU while Jay finished his USU degree. After graduation they spent a couple of years in Los Angeles. They returned to Utah and settled in Providence in a home they built. Six children blessed their lives. Mom dedicated her life to caring for and loving her family. The home she made for us was happy, comfortable, safe and fun. We enjoyed many activities together. Some favorites were jeep rides in the canyons, picnics, skiing, snowmobiling, and boating. Many lasting memories were made at Bear Lake and the family cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Mom supported each of us in all of our activities and endeavors. Mom loved parties and holidays. She loved to give gifts. She was an excellent cook and baker. Many family events with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were centered in the kitchen cooking and laughing. Mom was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had unwavering faith in her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Her Testimony of the Gospel was strong and she shared it with her family often. She taught her children by her example. She served faithfully in many church callings and was an inspired teacher. The temple was a place of peace and comfort to her. Mom was a true disciple of Christ. She loved people and was constantly serving. She noticed needs and did all she could to fill those needs, whatever they may be. Her prayers for her family, friends, neighbors and others were sincere and specific. She loved the time she spent as a 4-H Leader, PTA President, member of the Logan Jaycee Jills and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Many lifelong friendships were forged. Mom enjoyed nature, gardening, flowers, the changing seasons, sun, rain and snow. She was smart, funny and witty. Reading was one of her favorite things. She could read a book faster than anyone. Reading to her children and grandchildren was very important to her. She instilled a love of books and learning in all of us. She was talented and creative. We all treasure the beautiful hand sewn quilts and crocheted blankets she made. Many walls are adorned with her oil paintings. Mom was a strong woman. She faced every challenge and trial head on with determination and faith. We love and adore you Mom. Until we meet again, you will be in our thoughts constantly. We would be remiss if we didn’t recognize and thank our dad for his loving, compassionate, selflessness in caring for our mother these last years. Lorna is survived by her husband Jay, Providence, her children and spouses Debra Kaye (Debbie) Woolsey (Garth) West Bountiful, UT, Diane Stock (Kevin) Burley, ID, Lisa Larsen (Doug) Orem, UT, Linda Hill (Yency) Providence, Don (Amy) Burley, ID, and Dave (Michelle) Providence, 22 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Leon Thompson (Elaine), sister Barbara Mickelson and sister-in-law Darlene Nelson (Eldred). She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and their spouses Thayne (Betty), Bill (Rita), and John (Carolyn), brother in law, Riley Mickelson, in-laws Elmo and Louise Christopherson and a grandson, Ryan Stock. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Providence 3rd Ward Chapel, 355 Canyon Road in Providence. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 South 100 East in Logan, and prior to the services on Friday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Providence City Cemetery. Memories may be shared with the family at www.whitepinefunerals.com Funeral services may be live streamed by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/5YiVCKXbZm0 Read more


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Dear family of wonderful Lorna,
It is so difficult to put into words our love and admiration for Lorna. Her obituary was so very well written in describing her. Thank you for sharing those thoughts and memories.
As ward boundary lines were rearranged and Main Street again joined Providence Third ward, it couldn't have come at a better time for our family. Lorna was called as the Primary President. Our son Todd was the same age as several young boys but because he had a birthday in March and the other boys had fall birthdays, he was in a different primary class then the other boys. Todd's Primary class was all girls! It didn't bother him too much the first years, but as he grew older, he did not care to sit with all the girls. He began by putting his chair to the side, then the back of the class. I began to get complaints from his teacher, then a counselor in the presidency of him sitting separately from the rest of his class. I understood the concerns, but also saw Todd's side. Well Lorna understood as well. Unbeknownst to us, she discussed the situation with the Bishop. Next she came to us with the solution to move Todd to the class ahead, the class that had boys and girls. It was a small thing, but made a huge impact on our family and home! She definitely was the champion for people, for the ONE, even a nine year old boy. Todd and Lorna became friends through the next years. He mowed the lawn for her, and hardly a week went by that he didn't come home with 'treasures' from Lorna.
My daughter, Alyssa, also had many Primary activities at the Christopherson home that are special memories.
I know Lorna and Jay are just good at loving people. I felt that love through their service and caring for Wendy Keller, someone that we all love so dearly.
I was with her in the Relief Society Room, after a morning of quilting. We were putting things away in the closet when she told me of the lump that she had found in her breast. She knew it was cancer. She continued to face every challenge head on, with determination and strength, a positive attitude and sweet chuckle that left me in awe. I guess I am grown up now, but if there is any way that I can become more like sweet Lorna, I hope and pray that it will happen.
Love to you all,
Bob and Mary Ann Henke
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Bob and Mary Ann Henke Apr 10 2021 12:00 PM

Dear Christopherson Family, May you find peace during this time. Your mother was 100% a champion of people. To me and my friends, she was always kind, witty, and accepting. And, given some of the shenanigans Don, Lance, and Dave pulled - that is no small accomplishment! Love to you all, Brad Lundahl

Brad Lundahl Mar 31 2021 1:11 PM

Debbie - I am so sorry having your mom pass away. Lots of Love and Comfort are being sent your way. Keep your memories close Janet C Campbell

Janet C Campbell Mar 30 2021 10:18 AM

Such a good friend! Been together since 4th grade. Had many good times with Jay and Lorna. :heart:

Doreen Curtis Mar 29 2021 12:52 PM

I graduated from Providence Elementary School and started 7th grade in South Cache Junior High School in Hyrum. I was 11 years old. The curriculum included PE and the PE coach scared me to death! The rule was you took your gym clothes home on Friday to get them washed over the weekend and returned them on Monday. Forgetting your gym clothes appeared to be a mistake that would be fatal. My mom went with my dad on a business trip and left us home with our grandma who didn't have a drivers license and had never driven a car in her life. I brought my gym clothes home Friday and washed them. Since mom wasn't there to remind me, I forgot to pick them up on the way to the bus Monday morning. I got to the bus stop and the other boys all had their gym clothes. That was when I realized I had made the fatal mistake. I was certain that if I got on the bus without the gym clothes, I would not survive the ensuing encounter with the PE coach. I decided to sluff school rather than face the coach. So I turned around and walked home. I got my gym clothes and was feeling guilty about missing school. After some thought I stepped down the rock wall separating the Wyatt home from the Christopherson's and reluctantly knocked on the door. Lorna immediately opened it. I started to explain my predicament, she quickly figured out the problem and cut across my long winded explanation. She said, "You need a ride to school! I can take you right now" as she reached behind her to grab her keys. (No hesitation, judgment or irritation, just pleasant, friendly, helpful Lorna!) Seconds later I was sitting with Lorna in her station wagon as she drove me to South Cache. We beat the bus and rather than face death and dismemberment at the hands of the PE coach I had a great day. thanks to a kind and thoughtful Neighbor. We will miss you Lorna! Stewart Wyatt

Stewart Wyatt Mar 29 2021 10:30 AM

Condolences from Mikaela (Hansen) Dickinson, Barbara's granddaughter. I have had many opportunities to spend time with Jay, Lorna, and my grandma. The stories they shared were so fun to listen to. Seeing Lorna and Barbara together was always a treat, as they would just laugh and talk about their childhood. As soon as they saw each other, their eyes lit up! I know that Barbara treasures the days she spent with her sister, and loves her so much. Attached is one of my favorite photos of them together. I'm so thankful to have known Lorna!

Mikaela Dickinson Mar 28 2021 2:57 PM