Myles Clayton "Red" Christensen, 82, of Houston, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.
He was born May 31, 1931, in Halliday, to Otto and Maida Christensen. He grew up in the Elbowoods/ Halliday area of North Dakota. He entered the Army in 1951 and proudly served his country in the Korean Conflict as a corporal. He married Beverly Ann Hansen in 1956 and raised his family. During the next 53 years he worked as a farmer and in the oil field. He also worked for Cenex for many years as well as being a postal carrier and an employee of the City of New Town. Myles also ran Red's Septic Service in New Town.
He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting and gardening. He often took his family on vacations camping, snowmobiling and spending time with them. He moved to Houston in 2009 and lived in Tarrytowne Estates where he was the resident photographer. He loved Houston and living at Tarrytowne. He took many bus trips with his neighbors seeing so many of the sites in the Houston area.
Myles was very well liked by his many friends and was always ready to help out when he could. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The Christensen family would like to especially thank Dr. Drtil and Dr. Hasnain for their compassionate and professional care they provided Myles during his last years.
Myles is survived by his children, Dean Clayton Christensen and wife Cydney and DeAnn Cherice Christensen.
The Christensen family will be present to receive friends, Thursday, July 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079.
A private burial will be held at the VA Houston National Cemetery.
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