Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Phil Boyack Christianson
1939 ~ 2010
Born April 14, 1939 in Spanish Fork, UT to Reuben Leo and Maggie Pricilla Boyack Christianson. Phil graduated from Spanish Fork High School. He joined the National Guard and was in Germany for his two years of service. When returning home he went to work for Iron Workers Local 27 which took him out of state to work for many years. He also worked at Geneva Steal, Emery, Delta and Flaming Gorge Dam being last employed at Kenacott Copper.
Phil married Geraldine Tyrrell. They had two daughters Cindy Kaye and Connie. Geraldine died in 1969. He later married Janet Dorothy Lang in 1971, they had two daughters Margaret Pricilla and Melissa Sue.
Phil enjoyed camping and fishing at Strawberry and going up to the Summit. Visiting with friends, family, playing solitaire and joking around. Phil passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of June 30, 2010 with his family close by.
Survived by his wife Jan, daughters, Cindy Kay Christianson, Connie (Kent) Johnson, Margaret (Justin) Millstead, Melissa (Nick) Waterhouse, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brothers Jack, (Murl), Frank (Pat), Sterling (Peggy), David (Julie), sisters Lois (Shuro) Budo, Carol Nelson, Setta (Hal) Anderson, sister in law Helen Christianson - Sorenson and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise, brother James, brother in law Louis Nelson and granddaughter Anna Kay Archuleta.
He will be cremated at his request. A small memorial for close friends and family will be 7 to 9 pm, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 43 South 475 West, Spanish Fork. Park at the high school south lot.
Services in the care of Premier Funeral Services.
Phil is the grandson of Kristjan Eggert Kristjansson, born 1 September 1869 at Modruvallaklaustur, Eyjafjardar, Iceland. Kristjan Eggert immigrated to Utah in 1885.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Gudmunda Jonsdottir was born 7 September 1883; her parents are Jon Jonsson and Gudrun Eiriksdottir, born 21 May 1848, died 17 November 1927, buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. Gudmunda emigrated to Spanish Fork, Utah with her mother in 1886. In Utah she was known as Minnie Gudrun Green. Gudmunda died 18 July 1959. She was also married to a McConnell.