Iola Christenson |

Iola Christenson

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date for Iola J. Christenson, who passed away on Feb. 27 in Nevada City. She was 78.

Mrs. Christenson was born on June 6, 1928 to Floyd Parks and Mamie Pollard in Grass Valley. On July 19, 1947 she married Leroy Christenson in Reno, Nev.

Mrs. Christenson was a nursing assistant for 20 years at several local rest homes.

She was a member of Twin Cities Church and enjoyed reading, crochet, spending time with friends and family and gardening.

Mrs. Christenson is survived by her sister, Arlene Trevethick of Grass Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Bebbie Christenson of Pahoa, Hawaii; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and John Taylor of Nevada City and Cindy and Ray Thomas of Grass Valley; son, Jeffrey Christenson of Nevada City; grandchildren, Levi Christenson of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Anne Christenson of Hilo, Hawaii, Connie Ramey of Pahoa, Hawaii, Derek Taylor of Nevada City, Christy Ensworth of Yuba City, Jacob Jaynes of Nevada City, Robert Thomas of Auburn and Russell Thomas of Chico; and great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Shaneza, Shasta, John and Michael Christenson of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Savannah Christenson of Hilo, Hawaii, George, Kaila, Tatyanna and Tsuneko of Pahoa, Hawaii and A.J. And Hanna Taylor of Nevada City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Christenson; brother, Ben Parks; sister Mildred Urbanovich; and parents, Floyd and Mamie Parks.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Foothills or to Twin Cities Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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