Marguerite Thomas Christensen

MANASSA — Longtime Manassa resident Marguerite Thomas Christensen, 98, died June 11, 2019 at her home in Manassa.

Marguerite was born Nov. 11, 1920 in Manassa, to Joseph Francis Thomas and Ethel Gertrude Mickelsen. She was married and sealed to her husband Elwin Thorwald Christensen on Feb. 9, 1951, in the Mesa Ariz. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Marguerite worked for many years as an elementary school teacher and as an art teacher. She received a degree in art and education from Brigham Young University and taught school in Roosevelt, Utah before serving a church mission in Pennsylvania. She served for many years teaching in the Romeo elementary school. She loved literature, art and inspiring music. After retiring from teaching she served another church mission with her husband Elwin in mountain regions near Trujillo, Peru.

Marguerite is survived by her children: Miriam (Michael) Rawson of Santa Clara, Utah, Sonia (Wendell) Stewart of Alameda, Calif., Lowell (Shelly) Christensen of South Riding, Va., Wayne Christensen of Manassa, Kent (Emiko) Christensen of Victorville, Calif., Anne (Mark) Davidson of Burlington, Wyo., and Ruth (George) Angerbauer of Riverton, Utah. She has 18 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband Elwin, son Francis, and 11 siblings and 14 half-siblings all preceded her in death.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Manassa. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Manassa Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow services at the Manassa Cemetery.

Rogers Family Mortuary of Manassa is in care of the arrangements.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Manassa Stake missionary fund. To leave online condolences, remarks and tributes for Marguerite’s family, please visit