Obituary for Dorothy "Jean" (nee Balch) Christensen | Ryan-Parke Funeral Home
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Dorothy "Jean" (nee Balch) Christensen

January 15, 1934 ~ August 1, 2018 (age 84)

Dorothy "Jean" Kay Christensen nee Balch. Age 84 born in Evanston, IL on January 15, 1934 and passed peacefully in her sleep on August 1, 2018. A loving mother and homemaker, Jean was an amazing crafter, knitting afghans for anyone who asked and needlepointing Christmas stockings for all of her grandchildren. For many years, she spent time traveling the world, visiting many countries and playing golf at numerous famous courses. Additionally, she fiercely played bridge with a passion. She was a dedicated Chicago sports fan attending many Cubs, Blackhawks, and Bears games, tailgating with loyal band enthusiasts. Her devotion to her teams continued with her watching their games afar on television.

Jean was preceded by her first husband of 51 years, Joseph C. Kay, Jr. She is survived by her current husband, Robert W. Christensen. Children, Jacquelyn (Joseph) Kay Parmeley and Joseph C. (Faith) Kay,III. Grandchildren, Joseph C. and John R. Parmeley, Joseph C., IV and Robert J. Kay.

A memorial service is scheduled for November 17, 2018 in Rio Verde, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Assocation.

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