In 2010, Lee began corresponding with Shirley Van Kirk, with whom he had attended the same high school, she being a year behind him.After a brief courtship, they were married in July, 2012.Rexford Dewey Christensen, born in Blackfoot on June 3, 1924, died in Orofino on Dec. When he was almost a year old, his mother carried him a block down the street to visit her friend who had that day given birth to Edith Clark. Postal Inspection Service for over 20 years and as a police chief for Amtrak in Los Angeles, CA for five, before retiring in 1982 to Blackfoot.Rex met her the day she was born, and would marry her 19 years later in 1944. At the end of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-29. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.He is also survived by Shirley's children, Richard Van Kirk, his wife Mary, and their children Jared, Sarah and Madelyn; Joaline Garvey, her husband Shad, and their children Courtney and Ashlyn; and Laurena Karrle, her husband Ben, and daughter, Shayna; and by Shirley's sisters, Donna Carron and Nanette Meyer, and her husband Bob.Lee was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, James Squire.He cared for her through the years of her illness, until her death, after 50 years of marriage, in July, 2008.Lee was devastated by her death, but he knew they would be together again one day.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; daughter, Annette Le Baron (Doug) of Orofino; son, Kevin (Lee Ann) of Twentynine Palms, CA; son-in-law, Lynn Call of Ogden, UT; 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.In 1981, Tom and Dorothy moved to Lewiston, where they lived until Tom's death in 1987. Harold and Dorothy lived first on the farm in Cameron, and then in Lewiston.She worked for many years on the family farm, helping to drive grain truck, cooking meals for the farm work crews, and raising her children and grandchildren.She enjoyed quilting and sewing, woodworking and painting, crochet, tatting, and numerous other craft projects. King's Biscuits and Gravy" and for "Dorothy's Lemon Pie." She loved fishing and was well-skilled at catching fish even when others could not.She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Cameron and made many quilts for the church bazaar there.