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Obituary for Toni Christensen

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Toni Christensen

March 27, 1946 - August 23, 2012

Toni ChristensenToni Christensen, 66, died Thursday, August 23, 2012 after a long illness. She was born March 27, 1946 in Coalville, Utah to Marjorie and Dean A. Gardner. She attended elementary and secondary schools in Ogden and went on to Weber State University. She married Kent “Hack” Christensen in Ogden, Utah. Toni was a great organizer and as such, successfully managed a multi-physician orthopedic practice in Ogden for many years. All the doctors and office staff appreciated Toni’s problem solving skills. Toni was a great lover of the outdoors and animals. She was an avid skier, hiker, and camper. Together with “Hack” and friends, she enjoyed all that nature had to offer. In addition, she and “Hack” rescued numerous animals over the years. She is survived by her mother, Marjorie, her stepdaughter, Heidi Christensen, her step grandson, Clay Paul Wright, “Hack’s” sister, Sue Barker, and many family and friends. Toni was preceded in death by her father Dean A. Gardner and her husband “Hack Christensen. Toni will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. The service will be on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends may call on Friday evening at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and prior to the services Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be directed to the Ogden Animal Shelter. Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


Timeline for Toni Christensen

Born: March 27, 1946
Died: August 23, 2012

Condolences for Toni Christensen

GRACE O'BRIEN posted on 8/31/12

Toni, was such an inspiration to so many people, inspite of her illness, she was always happy, smiling and helpful. So helped us in so many ways, and had such a kind and caring manner when she dealt with the day to day office problems. Her door was always open, and she always made things better just by being there and listening. She will be so deeply missed.They truly dont make women like Toni very often. I was truly blessed to have know and worked with her. My Deepest condolences to her familyGrace O'Brien


Karen Wright posted on 8/27/12

Toni touched the life of so many people. She will always be in our thoughts and memories she has left a legacy of love that will not be forgotten any time soon. Karen Wright


Cathy Rust posted on 8/27/12

Toni you are one of those people who never leave your thoughts your infectious laugh and smile is forever in my mind. You will be missed by everyone you touched in your life. I hope you are running in the moutains with your freinds loved ones and your dogs. Rest in peace my friend.


shayne&summer loewenstein posted on 8/25/12

to toni's family. we are so sorry about toni . what a beautiful person she was always wonderful to see her and her infectious smile. we will miss her.God bless Shayne&summer


Teresa Hawkins posted on 8/25/12

I am sorry I could not attend her service today due to family obligations. I enjoyed Toni as a neighbor and loved her smile and up beat personality. We will miss her greatly.


Diane posted on 8/24/12

I was so saddened to hear of Toni's passing. I am grateful that she will no longer have to suffer and it is up to us, her friends and family to keep her alive in our hearts. I LOVED the annual Christmas parties, it was like a family reunion.


Kathy Cox-Taggart posted on 8/24/12

Toni is now free of pain and it is only we that are left behind with broken hearts who must be happy for her. She was a wonderful example of what a true friendship is. Her annual Christmas party with the " Ladies " will be one of my favorite memories. I will miss her and Veda's special homemade gifts. May God comfort her sweet mom Marge and bless you Heidi and your family. Love always!


Woodie Slaughter posted on 8/24/12

Toni was the most exceptional women. Her life was always filled with family, friends, laughter and love. Toni taught me about all of these things. It was truly a joy to be a part of her life, to watch how she made everyone fill so loved and needed all of the time.Toni, I & several other ladies played tennis together for many, many years throughout the summer months. I would love to tell you all about some of the funniest things, however...I'm not sure that the events are printable. Safe to say that we all had a blast. Tennis was just an excuse to get together. Toni, I will miss your dearly, I will think of you very, very often and I promise I will try to live my life as well as you lived yours. Godspeed,Woodie


Trudy Anderson posted on 8/24/12

I worked with Toni at Ogden Orthopedics. She was the funnest person to be around. Her laugh and personality always made my day. I'm so greatful to have know her. What a Classy lady!!


Melissa Olsen posted on 8/24/12

To my second mom, I have never known life without have been such an huge part of my childhood and adulthood. You have loved me unconditionally and have witnessed so many milestones in my life. You have been there no matter what. I am so grateful that my girls got to have Grandma Toni in their lives too. You will never be forgotten by us. They have wonderful memories of crafty projects, bug catching and hiking with you. Thank you for being the person you were, our lives will not be the same without you. We love you and will miss you!!


MONICA PRICE posted on 8/24/12

Toni, I will miss you so much, we had so much fun together over the years, I couldn't help but be happy when ever I was around you, You were always so up beat and full of life.I have such great memories which I will always hold dear to my heart. Thanks for your friendship. I loved knowing you. Rest in Peace Monica


Jennifer Jones posted on 8/24/12

My dearest Toni, I have known admired and loved you my whole entire life. i consider myself very fortunate to have had you in my life as a child and as an adult. Thank you for all the beautiful fun memories. you are truely an inspiration and so amazing. you will forever be missed. Thank u so much for ur unconditional love your zest for life and your caring and loving heart.


Violet posted on 8/24/12

I will truly miss the sound of Toni's laugh and her kindness. I have never met someone that can make someone feel so comfortable and welcome. She was great with both my kids when they broke their arms, they loved going to the dr so they could see Toni. The ladies parties were amazing and I will honor her on that Saturday before Christmas every year. I am thankful to meet her and have her touch my life in so many ways. Forever held in my heart!


CJ Burkett posted on 8/24/12

Toni has always been fun. She laughed and smiled more than any other person I have ever known.She has lived her life in her own way and has let everyone around her feel the Joy for the wonder of her journey. I will always be grateful to have called her friend.Love to the family. Remember Toni's incredible smile.


Scarlet Hartwell posted on 8/24/12

I have known Tony for 38 years.She was a wonderful friend I love her laugh it was contagious.Her womens christmas parties were so much fun.lots of love and laughter.She has a kind heart.She helped my 3 hand surgries go smoothe handling all the medical end and supported me with love at all my appointments. She will be missed by many.and now i will honor her life at christmas time the day that she would have the party. We are blessed to have known and love her.God bless to all that hearts are broken.Love Scarlet