Donald Harry Christiansen

Male 1926 - 2010  (84 years)


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  • Name Donald Harry Christiansen 
    Born 28 Nov 1926  Ferndale, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary 1 Dec 2010  Eureka Times-Standard, newspaper Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Name of Deceased: Donald H. Christiansen
    Gender: M (Male)
    Age at Death: 83
    Death Date: 24 Nov 2010
    Death Place: Davis
    Obituary Date: 1 Dec 2010
    Newspaper Title: Davis Enterprise
    Newspaper Location: Davis, CA, USA
    Birth Date: 28 Nov 1926
    Birth Place: Ferndale
    Residence (at time of death): Davis
    Spouse's Name: Ellamarie Fanucchi
    Parents' Names: Helene and Harry Christiansen
    Childrens' Names: Donna Marqua, and Her Husband, Frank, of Santa Rosa, and Dana Welch, and Her Husband, Paul, of Davis; Eric Christiansen of Dixon
    Siblings' Names: Janice Wohlers of Eureka and Joyce Cooper of Los Molinos; Ralph and Robert
    Marriage Location: Woodland
    Military: U.S. Navy

    1 Dec 2010 , Davis, California
    Donald H. Christiansen a Humboldt County native and lifelong Californian, died November 24, in Davis. He was 83 years old. He was born in Ferndale on Nov. 28, 1926, to Helene and Harry Christiansen.
    Donald graduated from Arcata Union High School, and upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy. In 1950, he married Ellamarie Fanucchi of Arcata and they settled in Woodland. He was employed as the manager of the historic "State Theater", before they settled in Davis.
    Don was employed as a business manager, but his passion was growing flowers and gardening. He was well known as a designer of wedding flowers, and he taught flower arranging at the Davis Adult School for more than 30 years. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his skills with his students. He was a founding member of the Davis Flower Arrangers and was also a member of the Sacramento Arranger Guild.
    He was a devoted family man, attending plays, piano recitals and sporting events with his grandchildren.
    Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, his son, Eric Christiansen of Dixon; daughters, Donna Marqua, and her husband Frank of Santa Rosa; and Dana Welch, and her husband, Paul of Davis; grandchildren, Christine Marqua of Sunnyvale; Michael Marqua, of San Jose; and Glen, Neil and Blake Welch of Davis. He leaves two sisters, Janice Wohlers of Eureka and Joyce Cooper of Los Molinos.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Ralph and Robert.
    Memorial Contributions can be made to the UC Davis Arboretum. or a charity of the donor's choice.

    (Eureka Times-Standard, newspaper , 1 Dec 2010 )
    This Obituary has been found and kindly sent by Nancy Ann Parker, Wisconsin, USA 
    Died 24 Dec 2010  Davis, Yolo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8041  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2012 

    Father Harry Peter Christiansen,   b. 25 Dec 1901, Loleta, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1979, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Frieda Helene Nielsen,   b. 19 Dec 1904, Ferndale, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1997, Eureka, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1923  Episcopal Church, San Jose, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2683  Group Sheet

    Family Ellamarie Fanucchi,   b. 6 Jun 1928, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 2018, Davis, Yolo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 29 Jan1950  The Chapel, Carmel Mission Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F2684  Group Sheet


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