James Wade Christensen, 64, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
He was born to the late William Christensen and Donna Propp Christensen Sundby on May 23rd, 1957 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Jim graduated from Watford City High School in 1975. He then worked in the oil fields in several states and also obtained a certificate as a welder. In 2003, Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana. After graduation, Jim’s career saw him and his family moving to Texas for a short time, then to Casper, Wyoming, where he worked for Packer’s Plus until he retired. After retirement, Jim went to work for Natron County driving a school bus for children with special needs. Jim really enjoyed driving that bus and strong friendship with the students.
Jim married Gay Horan on July 23rd, 1983 in Bozeman, Montana. Jim and Gay have three children, Christopher, Alleen, and Tanner and two grandchildren, Dahlia and Asher. Jim is survived by two brothers, Thomas and Robert and one sister, Ellen. His sister KC preceded him in death.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, camping, hiking, riding his ATV and especially hunting with his bird dogs. Jim also traveled widely including to Europe, South America and all over the United States.
Wherever he went, he made lifelong friends. Most of all, Jim loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his large extended family.
A memorial service will be held on February 5th, 2022 at 11:30am at the Casper Senior Citizen Center located at 1831 E 4th Street, Casper, Wyoming. A luncheon will be provided at the Senior Center immediately following the service.
To honor Jim’s love of animals, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Casper Humane Society.