Boyd Warren Christensen, 83, passed away from dementia, peacefully in his home on July 15th, 2022 in Sandy, Utah surrounded by his family.
Boyd was born August 27th, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Melvin and Evaline “Ethel” Sorensen Dodick Christensen . He was blessed to have three brothers, Lenard, Leon, and Kenneth. Boyd was quite the adventures and mischievous young man in his early years never shying away from a good time with his friend Buzz Polson. In Boyd’s late teenage years, he met the love of his life, Carla Grace Webster working together at a bakery. The two married on December 27th, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah, together having three sons and one daughter, Warren, Brent, Carma and Jerry, nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Although Boyd had numerous careers throughout his life, his most notable career was a printing press mechanic at IC Group for twenty-four years. Boyd loved working on any project he could get his hands on. Boyd’s favorite hobby was wood carving, which lead him to taking numerous awards such as 2nd place at the Great Salt Lake Woodcarvers Show and Competition. In addition to
woodcarving, Boyd was also fond of Dutch oven cooking, winning a cooking competition with his “Sparkling Potatoes” in the Good Sam’s – [Utah] State Fall Tag-Along. Boyd and Carla were an active couple, sightseeing the western United States and Canada in their motorhome with their
other ventures friends “The Timp. Moonshiners” and “Camp-n-Fun” for nearly twenty-four years. Boyd was a thrill seeker, exploring nearly every mountain trail and sand dune across the state of Utah with his tote goat, motorcycles, four-wheelers and side-by-side, a passion he passed
on to all his family. Boyd will be missed for his heartwarming personality, contagious laughter and helping hand.
Boyd is survived by his four children, Warren (Patricia) Christensen, Brent (Kathy) Christensen, Carma Christensen, and Jerry (Natalie) Christensen, 9 grandchildren; Taylor (Shiloh) Sorensen, Whitney (Travis) Layman, Carley Kenworthy, Troy Rosser, Kyle (Miranda) Christensen, Austin, Ariauna, Sadie and Jaxon Christensen, 6 great grandchildren, brothers Lenard and Leon Christensen. Boyd is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Evaline Christensen, Clive A. Sorensen, wife, Carla Christensen, and brother, Kenneth Christensen.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 at the Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah 84092. Public viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30am followed by graveside service at 11:00am. A celebration of life luncheon will follow after graveside service.
I will always remember how much fun we had coming to Utah and riding. tote-goats down in the gulley when we came to Utah to visit. You and Carla had such a fun laugh. I have a picture of being a flower girl at your wedding. I always thought she was a beautiful bride.