Elizabeth “Zibby” Christensen (17) of Mesa, Arizona passed away on February 1, 2019. She was born on September 21, 2001 in Loveland, CO. She is the daughter of Emily Whiting Christensen and James Victor Christensen. She is the eldest of four fabulous sisters Lauren (15), Rebecca (12), and Susanna (9).
From early on Zibby’s family could tell she was a unique person, just like her name. Zibby’s light could brighten any room she entered along with her cheerful countenance and infectious laughter. She was a loving sister, a dedicated student, a fearless athlete, a captivating performer, and a precious daughter.
Zibby attended Mountain View High School where she was an honor student, member of the percussion team, and a talented track and cross-country runner. She loved her friends and was a good friend. Zibby loved the family’s dog “Tilly” and her pet rabbit “Bun Bun”.
Zibby is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a Laurel in her Church’s young women’s class. She enjoyed hanging out with her fellow Laurels, going to girl’s camp, making up silly dances, and having fun.
Zibby loved her Savior Jesus Christ and knows that he loves her.
Her life reflected her favorite quote “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
Her little sister Susie explains, “Zibby was small in size but big in personality. She loved everyone so much and everybody was Zibby’s friend. I want to be as kind as Zibby. She is such a good person to everyone she met. All of her teachers and friends remembered her so well. Some people remember her because she was in the play or she was friends with their kids. There was no one who didn’t like Zibby!”
Zibby is survived by her parents Jimmy and Emily Christensen, her sisters Lauren, Becca, and Susie. Her grandparents Bruce and Gail Whiting and James and Susan Christensen and many uncles, aunts, and cousins who love her dearly.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mesa Mountain View Stake Center located at 1550 N. Val Vista Drive Mesa, Arizona 85213. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm preceded by visitation from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at the same location. Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel.