Louise Christensen, 80, Sidney, MT

Celebration of Life Services for Louise Christensen, 80, Sidney, MT, will be Wednesday July 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT, with Pastor Tim O'Shields officiating. A luncheon will follow the service and Louise will be laid to rest in Sidney Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday July 18, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. A friends and family service were held Tuesday July 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Louise Christenson was born Feb. 24, 1943, to Art and Nell Rennie Dore, Fairview, MT. Sharing her birthday with Gramma Hazel Rennie was special. A grandchild of two pioneer families, she naturally was Art's "sidekick" with everything farming and ranching.

Louise was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Fairview, MT. A 1961 Fairview High School graduate, she always remembered her classmates. Louise and Richard "Dick" Christensen were married at Zion Lutheran on Nov. 18, 1962.

Serving as Sidney, MT city clerk was perfect for Louise. Enjoying her work and meeting everyone in town was perfect. She also helped her mother with daycare, meeting all the children. As a people person, she remembered every name and how they were related. Just ask her!

Louise lost Dick to cancer on Feb. 6, 1991. She would never remarry as Dick was the love of her life. They were a team in his cycle business, farming, and life. Hosting a weekly card game with Louise putting on a "spread" of food in the Rennie clan tradition was a natural.

Louise loved the Lord and later in life accepted the call to become an ordained Reverend of the Montana Synod of the ELCA. She served as a pastor in eastern Montana until her health failed.

Louise supported many organizations. The Sidney Jaycees, Fairview Summer Festival, Cum Christo Ministry, a lifetime Moose member, and hospice were favorites.

She is survived by brother Bill Dore, nieces and nephews: Sheila Mortimer, Sabrina Steer, Charisse Fugate, Bill Gable, Susan Olds, Tracey Will and Doug Gable. Also, numerous cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Darlene and nephew Mike Dore.

Fourth of July 2023 in true Dore fashion; Louise "Cashed in her Chips" and met her Maker wearing the 2023 Fairview Festival button pinned to her gown. She had lived at Sidney Health Center since January 2021. The family expresses appreciation for everyone treating Louise as family.

 

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