Geraldine A. Christensen
VERNON- Geraldine A. Christensen, 88, a resident of Greenway Drive, died September 8 at Vernon Green Nursing Home. Mrs. Christensen was born in Wilmington on March 21, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles and Marquerite (Smith) Dunn. She received her education in Wilmington schools, graduating from Wilmington High School.
Mrs. Christensen worked as a waitress at the Skyline Restaurant for more than 40 years. She was a member and very active for 68 years with the Cecil E. Davis American Legion Auxiliary Post 17 in Jacksonville. She enjoyed photography, attending flea markets, yard sales, and collecting dolls. She enjoyed traveling and traveled to every state across America including Alaska three times. She traveled to Branson, Missouri, to enjoy listening to country music.
Mrs. Christensen liked to make crafts, was awarded the Wilmington Citizen of the Year, and was involved with the Fresh Air Program.
Mrs. Christensen is survived by her children Randall “Dooley” Boyd and his partner Galey, of Wilmington, Lynn Davis and her husband Alan, of Wilmington, and Pamela Parris and her husband Clark, of Halifax; grandchildren Leonard Duff Boyd III and Kimberly Laird; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband Leonard Boyd, whom she married July 16, 1949, and her second husband Karl Christensen, whom she married February 14, 1990; son Leonard Duff Boyd Jr; grandson Eric Davis; granddaughter Crystal Wendell; brother Charlie Dunn; sisters Joanne Brown and Bobbie Lavoy; and her daughter-in-law Teresa Boyd.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, September 14, from 5 to 7 pm at Covey, Allen &Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington. Interment will be private.
If friends desire gifts in Mrs. Christensen’s memory may be made to the Cecil E. Davis American Legion Post 17, Jacksonville, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.