Monday, October 31, 2016

Galen Christian 1935-2016

Galen Bishop Christian, age 81, passed away October 25, 2016. Galen was born February 5, 1935 to Dale and Hazel Stewart Christian in Kansas City, Missouri.

Galen was raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Bell Gardens High School and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement, Galen spent most of his professional career as a hair stylist and salon owner. He also worked as a U. S. Steel Worker.

Galen loved his yard and flowers and traveling to the beach with family. He was a lover of fine food. Galen became a member of the LDS Church is 1965, loved genealogy and Temple Work. Galen was a resident of the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah at the time of his passing.

Galen is survived by his children, Kim Christian Lear; Karen Laser; Galen Bishop Christian, Jr; Nobel Daniel Christian, and Adam Collins Christian: nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Laura Shillander; Lillian Miller; Dale Christian, Jr.; Benjamin Christian and his twin, Rosemary Craig.

We would like to take this time to thank the staff at Southern Utah Veterans home for their support and loving care to our Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend.  Services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Stonebridge Ward, 82 North Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.  Visitation will be held at the Stonebridge Ward prior to services from 9:30-10:30AM. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary 435-986-4222.

Here is a photo of Galen when he visited Bill Toole.  Both were in the Veterans Nursing Home.