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Christine Jeppesen

November 15, 1967 — March 5, 2024

North Logan, Utah

Christine Jeppesen, 56, of North Logan, passed away from a sudden heart attack on March 5, 2024.

Chris was born on Nov 15, 1967 to M.K. and Ellen Rae Jeppesen, with a head of thick black curls and the brightest of blue eyes. She grew up in North Logan, the 5th of 8 children. Chris loved to travel and cherished memories of family vacations growing up. She had the opportunity to visit many states and iconic places throughout her years and was especially enamored with the Eastern US. She also loved to frequent Disneyland and Kauai  - places near and dear to her and her family. Chris loved to go hunting with her Dad and brothers, where she loyally carried the lunches for everyone. Long drives and walks in the mountains - always with camera in hand - fed Chris’s curiosity about nature and her desire to surround herself with beauty. Chris questioned  everything around her, but in a way that wasn't confined to limited answers. Her unique point of view left you open to new ideas and considering all possibilities. She was able to find humor in almost anything, and her laugh was constant and contagious.

Chris graduated from Sky View High School in 1986. Shortly after, she took a job as a full time nanny in Connecticut, where she grew to love the children she cared for. Following this, she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, San Jose CA Mission (‘90-’91), where she blessed many through her faith and love of Jesus Christ. Chris then went on to graduate from Utah State University in 1996 with a Bachelor's of Science - Interior Design degree. 

Following graduation, Chris moved to Salt Lake to begin her career as an interior designer. Her unrivaled creativity and unique flair lent itself well to success in her field. Professionally her focus was commercial design, and she worked for several design firms and other companies throughout her career. She was active in the design of many projects throughout the state and western US, as well as many in Cache Valley; including many government and administrative buildings, medical centers, Utah State University buildings, LDS Temples and much more. Personally, Chris was more of an “anything goes'' designer who surrounded herself with little oddities that brought her joy. She loved finding old unwanted items and repurposing them into something new and exciting. Chris later worked for Cache County School District as a Para-Professional and reading aide, and as an online tutor teaching English to Children in China. For the past 5 years, Chris has worked at Utah State University as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the College of Education. She enjoyed her position and the people she worked with up to the time of her death.

Chris was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She had a firm testimony of the gospel, and she never compromised her standards. She especially enjoyed the time serving others on her mission and working with the Young Women of her ward. She was a loyal friend and a fierce ally for those she cared about. Chris advocated for the underdog. When you talked to Chris she made you feel like you were the only person in the world - that all of your thoughts were interesting and all of your questions important. She made you feel   truly special. This talent was exemplified best in her relationships with her numerous nieces and nephews. Of all roles, responsibilities, and accomplishments throughout her life, being an Aunt was most precious of all. Among her family she has always been “Chrissy” - a name reserved for a most special person with a most special purpose. Although she never had an opportunity for children of her own, Chrissy has been a Mother in every sense of the word. She had the ability to recognize each niece and nephew as the completely unique individual that they are. She embraced their personalities, recognized their insecurities, made them feel that their flaws made them interesting. Chrissy took joy in their achievements, helped discover hidden talents, and instilled confidence to share those talents with the world. Chrissy filled in the gaps where illness or hardship left parents in need of a trusted hand with their own children. She showed up to their activities and events, cheering for them and championing them along the way. 

Chrissy was devoted to her parents and did much for them throughout her life. She put them on a pedestal, and was proud of their accomplishments. She was proud to be their daughter. Last Fall Chrissy was delighted to check off one of her major bucket list items. She was able to experience a New England Fall, soaking in all of its color & beauty; indulging in the history, architecture, culture and charm she so loved back East. Her parents were blessed to be alongside her for this trip, and will treasure that time they had together.

 We take comfort in knowing that Chrissy has returned to her loving Father in Heaven as well as her sister, Nanette and “Second Mother”, Carol. No doubt, her beloved dog Zoey is ecstatic to see her too! Chrissy had the ability to always live in the moment. She took in the full value and beauty of all this Earth could offer her. She was curious about everything and appreciated the smallest and simplest of things.Her smile brightened any room and her laughter filled it.Her loss leaves a great hole in our lives, but her spirit propels us forward. We love you Chrissy!

Christine is survived by her parents, M.K. and Ellen Rae Jeppesen, North Logan, UT; Brothers; Steve (Angeles) Jeppesen, Mesa, AZ; Craig Jeppesen, North Logan, UT; David (Jen) Jeppesen, Willard, UT; Sisters; Julie Nielsen, Riverdale, UT; Karen (Richard) Simmons, Pocatello, ID; Jennifer (Allan) Lundberg, North Logan, UT; Brother-In-Law; David (Meri) Holman, Cedar City, UT; 32 nieces and nephews and 54 great nieces and nephews, as well as many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her younger sister, Nanette Holman; Second Mother, Carol Jenkins Jeppesen; Brother-In-Law, Larry Nielsen; Niece, Kristen Simmons; as well as all grandparents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm at the North Park Ward Chapel (2750 North 800 East) Viewings will be held on Friday, March 22 from 6 - 8 pm at Nelson Funeral Home (162 East 400 North Logan, Utah) and Saturday, March 23 from 10:30 - 11:30 am at the North Park Ward Chapel. Interment will follow services at Logan City Cemetery. Services are handled by Nelson Funeral Home of Logan, Utah. The funeral will be streamed by clicking the following link (Passcode: Jeppesen): CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FUNERAL LIVESTREAM

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