Edna Payne Christensen, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4th, at her residence in Gilbert, Arizona. Edna was born in Virden, NM, to Junius Edward and Sarah Edna (Jones) Payne. She married Albert Christensen in 1948 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Together they had 6 children, raising 5 to adulthood in Farmington, NM, and El Paso, Texas. She has 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way.
Edna was a wonderful homemaker-specializing in sewing, quilting, canning, baking and cooking. She liked to keep very busy serving her family, church and community. For many years she led children’s and young women’s groups and the women’s Relief Society: organizing service projects, events and activities. Edna and Albert served a mission in Kentucky, distributing clothing to those in need via local schools and churches before retiring to Mesa, Arizona. Edna enjoyed music, reading and planning family get-togethers. Most of all she loved to make and keep good friends and serve others. Her life was a testimony of her love for the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Edna will be lovingly laid to rest next to her eternal companion in Virden, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:00 am preceded by a visitation at 9:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 920 S Lindsay, Mesa, AZ 85204. Interment will follow the next day at the Virden, New Mexico cemetery at 11am. Should friends desire, flowers are provided by Watson’s Flowers or memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ Humanitarian Aid Fund.