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Henry Ray Christensen

June 6, 1946 - December 8, 2018

Keizer, Oregon. Henry Ray Christensen went to be with the Lord December 8, 2018. Henry was born in Driggs Idaho June 6, 1946 to James Christensen and Helen Gessel Christensen.

Henry was Proceeded in death by his Mother and Father and his two brothers whom he is now with.

Henry is survived by his wife and soul mate Carol Christensen whom he married Christmas Eve 1980. As well as his sister Jerri Walker (Otis:), his children, Tammy Flores (Gary), William Brown (Betty) and Brian Shaw ( Jessie).

Henry leaves three grandchildren that he raised with his wife: Mathew Ray Halverson ( Ami ). Rachel Sari Halverson and Josiah Lee Halverson ( Jeantelle).

Other deeply loved grandchildren include : Dominic Brown, Cody Brown (Aerial) and Travis Brown (Jeanette.) Chelsey Thomas ( Jessie) Doyle Shaw, Kayla Shaw, Lilli and Joel.

Pai Ray Halverson, Henry's first great granddaughter wrapped her fingers around his heart from her birth over ten years ago. Daily contact, from picking her up from school and caring for her while Mat and Ami worked developed a very special bond. Pai was the apple of his eye.

Further blessings arrived with additional great grand children, Clara, McKenzie, Elijah and Molly.

Henry looked forward to building close bonds with these tiny people and loved them deeply.

Henry leaves a multitude of extended family and friends which include his childhood friend Rodger Olson whose friendship continued throughout the years.

Memorial will be held in the Spring, date and time to be determined.

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You will be sorely missed DOFD.

Henry was a kind and gentle soul. He loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren. Love Will and Betty Brown. “DOFD”

To Carol and Family, my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I only knew Henry through our FB friendship, and can only imagine your grief at this time. RIP Henry, your wit and friendship will be missed.

Henry"s passing is a great loss to so many of us it's heartbreaking. His acumen in politics was only surpassed by his insights about human nature and his so obvious love for his family. God bless your family and friends Henry, and may God shelter you in his loving hands. See you later.

Henry was one of the kindest,  funniest,  most talented men I have ever meant.  I enjoyed his  stories,  time spent with he and his wife carol.  He will be missed by many.  

Henry was a childhood friend that I’ve known since fourth grade. I will miss his wit and wisdom on FB. We reconnected when the IFHS class of 1964 had a PNW class reunion at the beach twice. My love and prayers go to Carol and all his family; he was a good man.  

You are sorely missed my dear cousin.  I have so many wonderful memories of you over the years and am grateful that our grandparents and parents understood the importance of "family" and celebrated life's events together whenever possible.  I have so many pictures of family where there is food, mostly cakes, where many of us are together...celebrating life!  You are in my thoughts and prayers Carol and family.  

One of my favorite pictures of Henry which I saved from FaceBook after one of his GGD's salon attentions.  RIP Henry, you are loved, you will be missed.

Wow.  What a surprise. I was friends with Henry less than a year when I met him in Oregon, shortly after I moved there.  Of course my husband was there.  We met him one more time before we moved back to Idaho Falls.  My Uncle Richard Baugh and my mother Sandra Baugh went to school with him.   I can’t even express in words how much We all miss his posts, since that was his expression of feelings.  RIP Henry.   Our family loved you!!!! Carol. Hold strong.  The lord is with you....

Henry, I shall miss you. I have been wondering why I had not seen you at Chang's lately. It was a good time to visit about once a week, Look forward to seeing you on the other side.
Mark Robinson

I met Henry in 1988, when I joined Doug Tindall's Highway Automation Section. Henry and I shared adjacent desks - and so over the next 4 years - he was my tech teacher - very patiently - teaching me everything I needed to know about DOS, Windows, Lotus, WordPerfect, dBase 3, Autoexec.bat, Config.sys, and Novell networking - to name a few. Henry, I will never forget you - I owe you a ton. GodSpeed my dear friend.

I really enjoyed working at ODOT with Henry for many many years. My prayers are with his family because He is in a much better place. 

Henry was a joy to work with. I loved his stories. He told me what it was like on the frontier of IT and I told him about the wilderness that was Region 2 (ODOT).  I also enjoyed passing him on his walks in the neighborhood and getting a wave when I honked. I am so sorry for your loss.