Juanita L. Christiansen, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Peace Hospice Home in Great Falls of natural causes.
Her funeral service will be 2
p.m. Thursday at Fifth Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. Rowlie Hutton officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the graveside service.
Juanita was born in Eugene, Ore., to Tom and Lucille Stimson. She moved to Havre as a young child with her family. She married Donald Christiansen on Aug. 18, 1950, in Chinook. They were blessed with six children: Karen, Marion, Dawn, Cheri, Ben and Kevin. They lived in Havre and raised their family there.
Juanita enjoyed sewing, a craft she taught to her daughters. She was a great knitter. She took pride in having made a sweater for each of her grandchildren.
Juanita's greatest joy was having her whole family gathered together for holidays and birthday dinners. Juanita made sure nobody went without a birthday cake. Juanita also loved her coffee sessions with her numerous friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years, Donald Christiansen; brothers Donald, George and Pat; and a sister, Phyllis.
Juanita is survived by her daughters, Karen (John) Larson of Helena, Marion (Dan) Schaub of Havre, Dawn (David) Arensmeyer of Havre, Cheri (Mick) Linderman of Havre; sons, Ben and Kevin Christiansen of Havre; brothers, Tom, Bob and Charley Stimson of Arizona, and John Stimson of Washington; sister Virginia Bennett of Oregon; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Juanita's name may be made to Peace Hospice, 2600 15th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405 or to the Gift Of Life, P.O. Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59404.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.