1943 — 2022
Barry Lynn Christensen was born on May 22, 1943, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The third of eight children born to Thomas and Naomi Christensen. Barry grew up Southeast of Shelley on the family farm where his father grew sugar beets, potatoes and wheat. He learned to work hard from a young age and developed a love for farming, 4H and FFA. During his school years, Barry was involved in chorus, student council, speech, and served as the FFA vice president. It was in school that he met the love of his life, Theresa Elaine Steffler. They developed a special bond that would keep them inseparable for the next 62 years. Barry graduated from Firth High School in 1962 and married his sweetheart Elaine....