|Ellen H. Christensen, 83, Houston, Texas, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Spanish Meadow Nursing Home, Katy, Texas.
She was born November 21, 1926, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the daughter of Corbett and Sarah McClure Dixon. She married John A. Christensen on June 21, 1952, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, David E. (and Denise) Christensen of Houston and Darryl P. Christensen of Peoria, Ill., two daughters, Donna (and Bruce) Pate of Houston and Bonnie (and Michael) Roberts of Houston, and five grandchildren, Sarah, Kristie, Katie, Ryan, and Lauren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister.
Ellen served others faithfully as a registered nurse for over 40 years. She graduated from the University of Chicago School of Nursing, where she trained at Cook County Hospital. Ellen was a long-time member of Bethany Baptist Church in Altona, Ill.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Bethany Baptist Church of Altona. Rev. Bob Nutzhorn will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.