Douglas A. Christensen

February 10, 1960 – November 3, 2014

Doug Christensen passed away the evening of November 3, 2014 surrounded by his family.

Doug was born in Grants, New Mexico to Alfred “Buster” and Brenda Christensen on February 10, 1960. The family traveled to many states during his youngest years as the family followed the mining boom.

In 1971, the family moved to Moab and this was Doug’s home for the remainder of his life. In Moab, he and his father shared their lifetime love of cars and motorcycles.

Doug worked on drill rigs and for Rio Algom Mining Corp. until it closed in 1988. Doug worked at Grand Rental Center and then went on to Canyonlands Field Institute as a mechanic. His final job was working for Kevin Clyde at Grand Rental Center. Doug and his beloved Rottweiler, Zuess, kept everyone there entertained: Doug with his unmatchable wit and “perspective on life,” and Zuess with the position he claimed as his own once Kevin let him through the front door.

Doug shared his life with some very special women: Mickie Turner, Glenda Byers, Carol Bettie and Rhonda Roundtree. Until the very day he passed, Doug maintained a relationship with them all.

Doug had many talents: poetry, repairing anything that should “move,” loving every animal and shocking the world with his one-of-a-kind, split-second comment (wit).

Doug was preceded in death by his sister Kaye Knight, his twin nephews Matthew and Eric Lawley, and his grandparents Christensen and Gerstner.

He is survived by his parents Alfred “Buster” and Brenda Christensen, sister Kris Lawley (John Paterson), nephews Dustin White, Aaron Lawley, Jesse Knight; aunts Karen Egeland, Arlene Rogers; uncle Doug (Sue) Gerstner and many cousins.

A viewing was held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Spanish Valley Mortuary.

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