Scott J. Christensen, 75, of Eureka, Missouri unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 during a very courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Watson Chapel located at 14820 Conway Rd. in Chesterfield, Missouri on Friday, July 21, 2023, at 11 am.
Scott was born on September 4, 1947, to Maxine Christensen (nee Brand) and the late Ralph Rayhill. Scott is preceded in death by his parents Arthur (Chris) and Maxine Christensen.
Scott was a proud University of Missouri - Columbia graduate (Mizzou-rah!) where he earned a bachelor’s degree followed by an MBA from Lindenwood University. His early jobs included working with his father, Chris, in the concrete construction industry. After graduation he worked in the aerospace industry which led him to a senior management position for a diagnostic company that originated with the NASA space program. Following retirement, he fulfilled his interests in construction and planning by continuing to work as a city planner for two southwest Missouri cities.
Scott had many passions in life including sports, cars, boats, and travel. His travels often included visits to the mountains and boating on lakes, which will always be fondly remembered by family and friends with whom he shared these adventures. In his everyday life, as both a participant and a spectator, Scott enjoyed a full spectrum of sports and one of his greatest pleasures was being the number one supporter of his children's and grandchildren’s sporting competitions. Scott loved to kid around and will forever be known for the twinkle in his eye and his dimpled-cheeked smile as he would declare “… just joking!” Scott’s heart was filled with joy and love from the dogs that enhanced his life, including his beloved Collies: King, Tigger and Rocky, and his treasured Golden Retrievers: Sundance and Muffin. The unconditional loving bond with his four-legged friends led Scott to have a passion for wolves and lend his support to their survival.
In addition to his loving wife, Nancy (nee Walz), Scott is survived by his children Gina (Todd) Chandler, Christy (Doug) Walls, and Scott (Melanie) Christensen; grandchildren Jack, Henry, Hero, and Monet Chandler; Blake and Trenton Walls; Sydney and Paige Christensen; brother, James Christensen; sister, Skylar Rayhill; nieces, nephews, and other family friends.
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”
With All Our Love…
Nancy, Gina, Christy, and Scott
The family requests in lieu of flowers to consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka in Scott J. Christensen’s name.