Ruth DeLone Christensen

22 April 1931–27 August 1976 (Age 45)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth DeLone

When Ruth DeLone Christensen was born on 22 April 1931, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Hyrum Wesley Christensen, was 42 and her mother, Elsie Mary Windley, was 43. She married Vear Lee Mortensen on 5 September 1950, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. She died on 27 August 1976, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vear Lee Mortensen
1924–2018
Ruth DeLone Christensen
1931–1976
Marriage: 5 September 1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 September 1950
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1932

Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

Age 2

The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 13

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Ruth DeLone Christensen Mortensen

This is the tribute that Sally Bundy (friend) gave at DeLone's funeral. DeLone has been a special friend to many people. I have always wished that I could be more like her. She was always there whe …

Sources (3)

  • Delone Christensen in household of Hyrum Wesley Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Delone Christensen in household of Hyrum Westly Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Delone Christensen in household of Hyrum Westly Christensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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