Olive Rae Christensen, 87, passed away April 9, 2017 at her home in Clinton, UT with family at her side. She was born May 31, 1929 in Ogden, UT to Frank Bartow and Nina Mary Perry Theall.As a young girl, she won many AAU Championship metals in swimming and diving. She and her sister were masterful at acrobatics and tap dancing traveling to different schools to perform. She began sewing at the age of 13, making all her own clothes. She was imprinted with the difficult, depression era upbringing.She graduated from Ogden High School in 1946. She married Jack Christensen November 22, 1947, in Kansas City, MO. They had 6 children together. After 25 years of marriage they divorced. She never remarried.Olive worked at Safeway for 30 years. While in that career she came to love, and made many life-long friends. Olive loved working in her yard and doing for her children. She gave many selfless, dedicated years to the raising of her family. She had more than her share of heartache with five of her children passing away before her. Through all her trials and disappointments, she continued her life with the resolve to be strong. She was the hardest worker I ever knew.She retired from Fresenius Medical at the age of 76, after having a heart attack and open heart surgery. She was a wonderful Mom. She was a masterful seamstress, and marvelous cook. In her later years, she developed many health problems that hindered her from living the active life she was used to. She lived in Clinton for 60 years.She is survived by one daughter, Lynda Montgomery (Paul); many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, all her six brothers and sisters, two daughters: Cindy and Barbara and three sons: Jack, Clark and Greg Christensen.Olive wanted all her present friends to know how much she loved and appreciated them for making her life so enjoyable and being so helpful and attentive during her last months. The family would like to offer special thanks to her WONDERFUL Doctor, Seth Lewis and Encompass Hospice for their compassionate service.She is at home again with her family that has been waiting for her. Until we all meet together again, Mom, I love you, Lynda.A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at the Clinton City Cemetery, 813 North 750 West, Clinton, UT.