Monday, January 16, 2012

1922 - 2012

My brother Dennis passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 in Covina, California. He was 89 years old. He lived in the California area all his life since returning from his service in the Navy. He and Lorraine were married for 42 years.

Dennis and his wife Lorraine

James and Vera Christensen Family - Dennis is on the far right

Dennis and Lorraine loved square dancing.  They would dance all over the West Coast going two or three times each week.  They learned all the calls there was to learn and was at the top of the dancing circuit;  they finally danced in homes with those in the that same category.

Dennis and Lorraine loved Cruising by ship.  They went on cruises all over the world and loved it.  Dennis would comment that after he retired at his job he was hired as a consultant for that same firm.  He would work to earn enough money for a cruise and then come back and work for the next one.  He and Lorraine loved to be together.

Dennis and Lorraine loved keeping fit together; they loved their water aerobics.

Dennis and Lorraine would come up to Levan and visit his parents at least once a year.  Lorraine would not like to say “goodbye”, instead she would just say “we’ll see you tomorrow”. 

They would always come up to Levan for the Family Reunions.  Dennis was very sociable and loved seeing everyone in the family and asking about each family member.

On Monday, January 23, 2012, his birthday, he will be laid to rest in the Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, California.

Following are miscellaneous pictures of Dennis.