By HDN Staff
MALTA O.W. "Christy" Christensen, 80, Malta, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at a Palm Springs, Calif. nursing home of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Malta Lutheran Church.
Christensen was born June 14, 1920 at his parents' homestead south of Hinsdale. He grew up in Saco, graduated from Saco High School in 1938. He attended college in Moscow, Idaho.
Christensen joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in Glacier National Park. He later worked for Boeing in Seattle. He served under Gen. George Patton in the Army field artillery in Europe during World War II.
Christensen married Dorothy Armstrong on June 14, 1952 in Malta.
After the war, Christensen purchased a jukebox route. He owned and operated "Christy's Music" covering Blaine, Phillips and Valley counties for 41 years.
Christensen spent his retirement at his cabin on Echo Lake and in Palm Springs.
He was a member of the Harlem VFW Post, Montana Music Operators and a life member of the Amusement and Music Operators of America.
He enjoyed visiting with friends and having guests.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Christensen; son, Brian Christensen of Helena; daughters, Myrna Trompke of Riverton, Wyo., Kari Lee Christensen of Helena and Suzie Christensen of Malta; brothers, Wally Christensen of Spokane and LeRoy "Chris" Christensen of Helena; seven grandchildren.