Kay Cee Christenson (KayCee), age 63 of Goodyear, AZ passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, AZ. A service will be held June 17th, 10am at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ for immediate family. A celebration of life for friends and family will be held at a later date.
KayCee was born in Pomona, California on September 18, 1958. Her father worked for the US Border Patrol, and the family moved to multiple border cities in the states of Texas, Michigan, Vermont, and North Dakota. However, she spent most of her early life in Portal, ND and considered it her hometown. She graduated from Burke Central High School in Lignite, ND in 1976, where she excelled in basketball and track. KayCee attended The National College of Business (NCB) in Rapid City, SD where she met her future husband Todd, who was attending South Dakota School of Mines. Following graduation, the young couple moved to Traverse City, Michigan to start their lives together. They were married on July 17, 1982. They moved from Michigan to Texas where their first son (Matthew) was born. After three years in Texas, the family moved to Anchorage, Alaska where their second son (Daniel) was born. They spent the next 25 years raising their family in the 49th state.
KayCee was a stay-at-home mother to her two boys in their early years, and later worked for the school district as a teacher’s aide, and librarian’s assistant. She enjoyed weekends at the cabin, fishing, clamming, berry picking, quilting, attending her boys’ soccer games.
In her retirement years she spent her summers in Alaska, and winters in Arizona. She enjoyed golfing, whether it be in her couple’s groups or women’s 9-holers’. Genealogy was a passion of hers. She was a daughter of the American Revolution, and could trace her roots back to the Mayflower. Traveling internationally and experiencing the world was a passion of KayCee’s. She traveled to Europe, Central American, South America, and Australia. Her favorite experience was her European River cruise.
Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Todd Christenson of Goodyear AZ; their sons, Matthew Christenson (Lindsay Weingartner) of Anchorage, AK; Daniel Christenson of Goodyear, AZ; brother, Steve (Barbara) Cudney of Hollis, NH; numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.
Kaycee was proceeded in death by her parents Loren and Maureen (Muralt) Cudney.
I Thought of You
I thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.
I think of you in silence and often speak your name,
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake,
With which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
I have you in my heart.