BILLINGS GAZETTE Monday, January 22, 2007


Christopherson Jr., Kenneth E.

Kenneth E. Christopherson Jr., 74, left his family and friends on Jan. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.

Kenny was born the oldest of five to Mabel and Kenneth Christopherson Sr., on March 9, 1932, in Havre. He was raised in Havre, and graduated from Havre High School in 1950. He began his long career with the Great Northern Railroad at the young age of 15. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, he continued to work for the Great Northern Railroad while being a member of the Montana National Guard.

He married Doris "Dodie" Harriman on Dec. 5, 1953. He retired from the Montana National Guard as a Captain. Shortly after retiring from the Great Northern Railroad, they moved to Billings to be closer to their children, Linda Rae Molyneaux and Craig Lee Christopherson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Kenneth Sr., of Havre; his brother Raymond of Seattle area and Norman of Havre.

He is survived by his wife Dodie; daughter Linda (Tom) Molyneaux, and son Craig Christopherson; two granddaughters, Tanya Marie Molyneaux and Melody Jane (Todd) Lindsay; and two great-grandsons, John Joseph "J.J." Lindsay and Thomas Christopher Lyman "Tommy" Lindsay. He is also survived by two sisters, Wanda (Eddie) O'Donnell and JoAnn (Charlie) Hergesheimer both of Havre. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. Reverend Don Dillavou will be officiating. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date in Havre.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Assoc. Montana Division, 2812 First Ave. N., Rm. 216; Billings, MT 59101; or the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2280 S. Albion St.; Denver, CO 80222.

Published in the Billings Gazette on 1/22/2007.