Beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Harvey Reed Christensen passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 19, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. \n\t\nHarvey was born in Elsinore, Utah on March 13, 1916 to Niels Christian Christensen and Johanna Dagmar Sorensen. He grew up on the farm and graduated from South Sevier High School in Monroe. He worked in the CCC camps around central Utah during the depression and took great pride in his work. He eventually went to California to work in a sheet metal factory building military aircraft at North American Aviation. He was drafted into the army in 1945, but only served a short while due to a back injury. He then decided to go to barber school in Salt Lake and there met Mary Beth Connelly. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Nov. 8, 1946 for time and all eternity. They lived in Sugarhouse, where all four children were born. Later they moved to Holladay, where he spent the rest of his life. \n\nHe had his own barber shop on 33rd South for most of his career. Then he went to work for the Granite School District as custodian at Cottonwood Elementary, where he retired at age 65. He loved his job. He always had a friendly smile, story or silly song, and was a great jokester.\n\t\nOver the years, he enjoyed many camping trips with his family. He loved his family dearly and loved to travel. After retirement, he enjoyed many special trips, including some with his sister and husband. He also spent many winters in St. George, Utah. During his last years, he loved to take rides with his wife and grown children almost daily. Life was an ongoing adventure and he didn’t want to miss anything. \n\nHe was an active member of the LDS church and enjoyed many church callings over the years, among them he served as a Stake Missionary and later as a temple ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple with his wife.\n\nHe is survived by his wife, Beth; daughter, Sherma; sons, Glade (Stacy), Kevin and Brent; grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Iva Gibbs; brothers, Bert, Ray and Clarence; and niece Carolyn Cropper.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at 12 noon in the Cottonwood 12th Ward Chapel, 1750 E. Spring Lane (5195 S.). A viewing before the service will be held from 10:45 to 11:45. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd (7695 S.).