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LuDeen Burbank Christensen 91, passed away peacefully Friday, February 3, 2023, in Richmond, Utah at her son Steve’s home. She was born April 28, 1931, in Richmond, Utah to Charles Day and Letha Johnson Burbank and lived there her entire life, moving one house away when she was married. She was the oldest of three girls with LeahDawn and Judy eventually joining the family. She graduated from North Cache High School and LDS Seminary.
Mother spent several summers at the Carlson Sawmill in Emigration Canyon with Tess Carlson Christensen cooking for the loggers where she developed her cooking skills. She was a member of DUP and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She married Maurice Schow Christensen on December 20, 1950, in Richmond. Their marriage was later sealed in the Logan Temple. They lived on a farm in Richmond where she spent many hours helping dad on the farm and working at the cemetery. In 1970, she started working at North Cache Junior High School as a part time cook and later full time and retired in 1997 but never retired from cooking. She loved cooking for the family and enjoyed cooking milk can dinners for anyone.
Mother has been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all her life. She held many ward callings and cherished the lasting friendships she formed with those she served with. She lived a full active life and endured faithfully until the end.
She enjoyed bowling, yard games and board games with Chinese checkers being her favorite. She enjoyed traveling and yard work and kept her yard immaculate. As each grandchild took their turn helping with the yard, they were expected to meet her high yard standards. She loved having her family come and looked forward to Sunday visits. She had many great neighbors, friends and family who looked out for her and she genuinely appreciated their service. She enjoyed sewing, cross stitch and embroidery. She embroidered dish towels and quilts for each grandchild. She was a great support for her children and grandchildren. She loved attending any event in which they were participating. She loved watching Jazz games and we knew not to call or visit her during a game. Those who knew LuDeen know that Pepsi is the beverage of choice.
When mom could no longer sew, she increased her reading. She enjoyed the books the ladies at the library would bring to her. A special thank you to Lora Smith and Patricia Forsgren for keeping her in reading material after she could no longer go to the library and after she lived at Legacy House.
LuDeen is survived by two sons and one daughter, Scott (Lorri) Christensen, Richmond, Steve (DiLynn) Christensen, Richmond, Connie (Clint) Ward, Richmond; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Christensen, Logan; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; one sister, LeahDawn Reeder of Farmington. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maurice; her son, Keith Christensen; and her sister, Judy Lynn Allen.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, at 12:00 p.m. in the Richmond Stake Center, 135 West Main with Bishop David Koch conducting. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 also at the church. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are by Webb Funeral Home, Preston, Idaho. Services can be viewed online at