Gary Ray Christensen, “Mr. C” and “Uncle Gary” age 83, of Mesa, AZ passed away on October 10, 2020, in his second home, The Big Red Truck. Gary, born May 15, 1937 in Pima, AZ was a 31-year veteran teacher in Queen Creek Unified School District, he taught subjects in Math, Science, Wood Shop, and coached Girls Basketball and other sports. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, Lifetime NRA member, and gun safety instructor. Gary was everyone’s favorite Uncle and a military veteran who served a peacekeeping tour of duty in South Korea. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark. He was passionate about family and always supported his nieces and nephews in shooting activities and other family events.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Sarah Jane Christensen, and siblings; Beth Ellsworth, Phil Christensen, Geraldine Harrison, Lot Christensen, Coreen and Coleen Christensen (twins), and Jane Theobald. Gary is survived by siblings, Betty Cook, Rose Shumway, Carol Shupe, Joy Jones, and Jim Christensen.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 16th, with a viewing at 3:00 PM and services at 4:00 PM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 745 North Val Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213.
The services will be streamed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/SLwArafukZg
Interment: Saturday October 17th, 1:30 PM, in the Pima Cemetery, 800 South, 400 West, Pima, AZ 85543