Steve "Griz" Christensen

(August 18, 1952 - July 19, 1997)


The Lusk Herald
August 6, 1997



Private family memorial services for Steve "Griz" Christensen, 44, were held.

He died July 19 in the big Horn Mountains above Buffalo of apparent hypothermia.

He was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Fredrick and Jessie Christensen. He moved with his family to Casper, where he graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1970. After high school he attended the University of Wyoming, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1974.

After college, he worked in Casper for a short time before moving to Lake Tahoe, where he worked at various jobs.

He settled in Casper in 1989, where he worked and lived until the time of his death.

He was an avid outdoors-man and loved Wyoming.

Survivors include his companion and soul mate, Karen Olsen and brothers Mark of Casper and Scott of Perris, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.








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