We travelled to Salt Lake City two weeks ago to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Michael's grandfather, Poppy. From The Salt Lake Tribune:
Ralph E. Christenson 9/20/1922 ~ 9/19/2011 I was born in Salt Lake City on September 20, 1922 to Walter G. and Elizabeth Puls Christenson. Other than the four years I proudly served in theU.S. NavyduringWorld War IIin the Pacific theater, I lived my life in Salt Lake City. I worked many years for and retired from Amoco Oil. I am survived by my four children Gregory (Connie) Christenson, Marilyn (Jim, deceased) Poulsen, Leslie (Brad) Campbell, Brad (Tara) Christenson, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother Frank (Wanda) and brother Grant (deceased). I bid a very fond adieu to all of my loved ones and friends. At my request there will be no service. Note from family: We love you and will miss your sense of humor Poppy.