In memory of

Edward "Ed" Wayne Christensen

Sep 11, 1949
Apr 8, 2022


On Friday, April 8, 2022, Edward Wayne Christensen (Ed) husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 72 due to complications of cancer after surviving 2 open heart surgeries and living almost 5 years with stage 4 cancer. 

Ed was born in Merced, California, on September 11, 1949, to Bill and Pauline Christensen. He attended Church College of Hawaii (now called BYU Hawaii) and was honorably discharged from the Air Force after 4 years of service. On May 25, 1974, he married Dana Garrett. They raised one daughter (Tambi) and two sons (Travis and Tyler). They have 3 grandchildren (Taylor, Kaci, Riley, and one on the way), and one great grandchild (Kayden). 

Ed was a truck driver, master mechanic and spent the majority of his life restoring classic cars. His passions included riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, going on road trips, telling stories, and camping in Sunriver with his grandkids. He was a man of many talents, some of our favorites being: his Donald Duck impressions, and the way he could move his eyes in opposite directions. Ed was always up for a conversation, and never met a stranger. He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and all who knew him. 

The Celebration of Life will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on April 29, 2022, at 1:00 pm

Service Information

Celebration of Life
April 29, 2022, at 1:00 pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Glenn Partridge says:

    Ed was an ardent missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and introduced me to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1971 while we were stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. My family was Sealed for Eternity in the Mesa Arizona Temple in 1973 and now numbers almost 40 members spread over 4 generations. To say the least, Ed's influence on my family has been a cherished Blessing that will last into the Eternities. While my wife Ann and I were the only converts Ed had while in Georgia, he then went to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines where he baptized 8 more. Ed was unwavering in his testimony of the Savior and while he constantly pondered the deeper doctrines of the Gospel, he never faltered in his faith in the Savior.

  2. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

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