Rynda Christensen passed away Dec. 14, 2014, in Goodlettsville, Tenn. She was born March 26, 1948, in Sacramento, Calif., to Ken and Carol McKinney. She married Peter Louis Christensen in 1967. Pete and Rynda lived in Farmington many years before moving to Utah and then to Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her daughter Valerie in 1995 and her father in 2002. Survivors include her husband, Pete; and their five daughters, Trisha (Mark) Lorenzen of South Jordan, Utah, Christie (David) DeWeerd of Midlothian, Texas, Cindi Jones of Gallatin, Tenn., Hollie Christensen of Aztec and Jessica Ridden of Goodlettsville. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, her mother, three sisters and one brother. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and always loved and served others. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eighth Ward, 4400 College Blvd. in Farmington. Interment with her daughter Valerie in Greenlawn Cemetery will follow the services. Rynda’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.
Obituary for Lloyd Palmer
Lloyd D. Palmer, 82, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2014 in Farmington, NM. Lloyd was born on June 23, 1932 in Colonia Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico to Delbert J. and Evelyn Johnson Palmer.
Lloyd graduated from Farmington High in 1950. He married Agnes Head on April 6, 1951. Lloyd served in the Korean War receiving an honorable discharge in 1953. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas Company for over 30 years. Some of Lloyd’s hobbies included gardening and yard work, hiking, archaeology, reading and in his later years, traveling with Agnes in their RV and visiting family.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, son Dee Jay, brother Glen, sisters Afton Grafe and Marie Camphuysen and grandson Zack Palmer.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Agnes, sons, Michael (Myla) and Rick (Ginger), daughter Linda (Mark) Williams, daughter-in-law Lee Palmer, and sister Margie Bunnell. Lloyd also leaves behind 16 grandchildren: Tiffany Williams, Ben Williams, Erin Heywood, Holly Keele, Nick Williams, Cameron Palmer, Julie Palmer, Sydney Palmer, Rikki Cook, Samantha Grapes, Mitch Dye, Gina Smith, Ashley Dye, Dan Palmer, Chris Palmer, Kate Palmer and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, December 20, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Knudsen Bldg) at 1310 E. 25th Street, Bishop Steve Nygren will officiate. Interment will be at Memory Gardens 6917 E. Main. Donations in Lloyd’s name may be made to the Farmington Library Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are with Brewer Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. (505) 325-8688