Nephi Christensen

9 Dec 1880 - 16 Nov 1972

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Nephi Christensen

9 Dec 1880 - 16 Nov 1972
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Nephi Christensen, the missionary serving in Norway returned home and began courting Laura. They were married in the Logan temple 19 January 1910. Laura made her dress pictured above. Nephi had a farm in Blackfoot, Idaho. The sand hills were covered with sagebrush and tumble weeds. They started thei
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Nephi Christensen

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Married: 19 Jan 1910
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Hyrum City Cemetery

2-98 North 500 East
Hyrum, Cache, Utah
United States
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April 13, 2013
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April 12, 2013

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Laura and Nephi begin their eternity together

Contributor: ctodd Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Nephi Christensen, the missionary serving in Norway returned home and began courting Laura. They were married in the Logan temple 19 January 1910. Laura made her dress pictured above. Nephi had a farm in Blackfoot, Idaho. The sand hills were covered with sagebrush and tumble weeds. They started their lives in a very humble home. The old house needed much cleaning and repair. Laura knew she was being tested. She was used to a lovely home, choice linens, jewelry, clothes of the finest material, manicured yards, clean, neat roadways. She was really being tested. Her ability to sew and her creative ideas soon changed the house into an attractive home. She made curtains from 100 lb. flour sacks and used Rit dye to color items. She made use of what was available. Her expertise in all needlework was a big help to the other pioneer women. She was a kind and loving teacher to everyone. She taught them how to remodel old worn clothes into very attractive useful much needed items. Laura served in many responsible positions in the Church: Relief Society both ward and stake, also Primary and Mutual.

Nephi and Laura fill a mission to Norway

Contributor: ctodd Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

From 2 Dec 1947 to 14 Oct 1949, Nephi and Laura served a 2 year mission in Norway. When setting Laura apart, Mathew Cowley said, "If ever a time should come when words fail you, bear your testimony that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and you will be able to speak fluently." Nephi was told "Not a hair shall fall from your head unnoticed by the Lord." While attending their farewell testimonial in the Mackay Ward in November, two of their children Noma and Robert each saw a 'halo' around their father Nephi's head. Later in Norway, Nephi was asked to administer to a lady who was very ill. When he went into her hospital room, both she and her husband saw a 'halo' around his head. This was a great factor in their conversion and her recovery. This was shortly after the war when the Germans invaded Norway. Food, clothing, tiny items as needles, sewing thread and material as well of hundreds of other items were needed. Our parents would write us and each would send what we could to help these poor people. Mother's ability to sew, remodel clothes, use pieces of old clothes to make quilts, without linings since such things were not available. She taught them how to make tiresome scarce food into attractive and delicious meals and how to make their clothes and homes more attractive to lighten their war weary hearts. She was a blessing to these stalwart ladies and Nephi was called the 'great one' because of his faith and love of the Lord. Nephi and Laura's sweet smiles gave these people the courage to go on and serve the Lord.

Nephi Called - Patriarch of Lost River Stake 22 Jun 1952

Contributor: ctodd Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

22 January 1952 Apostle Henry D. Moyle asked Nephi to come out to the woodpile with him. Nephi had quite a sense of humor and probably raised his eyebrow at this request. This was a Stake Conference in Salmon, Idaho. They each sat on a block of wood behind the church and Apostle Moyle visited with Nephi during the noon hour. Then during the afternoon session of conference Apostle Moyle called Nephi from the congregation to speak. After the meetings Apostle Moyle set Nephi apart as the Stake Patriarch of the Lost River Stake, which position he filled until his death 14 Nov 1972. He served as Bishop twice when younger, a counselor, and High Councilman as well as many Ward and Stake positions. This account was written by his daughter, Thelma C. Sayer 1997

Nephi and Laura's last years

Contributor: ctodd Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

This was an amazing union. They were faithful and loyal to each other, their family and to their maker throughout their lives.

Life timeline of Nephi Christensen

1880
Nephi Christensen was born on 9 Dec 1880
Nephi Christensen was 15 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Nephi Christensen was 28 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Nephi Christensen was 34 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Nephi Christensen was 49 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Nephi Christensen was 59 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Nephi Christensen was 65 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Nephi Christensen was 72 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Nephi Christensen was 89 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Nephi Christensen died on 16 Nov 1972 at the age of 91
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