Heaven gained a giant angel teddy bear Monday. It is with profound sadness we announce the death of our beloved brother, son, uncle and nephew, Gregg “Tiny” Harold Christensen, 54, on Monday, April 27, 2020 from a heart attack. A talented artist, poet, musician, inventor and actor, Gregg loved the mountains and the great outdoors, making people laugh and helping others in need, even when he didn’t have much himself. He preferred to give his art away, feeling that God had given him the talent to bring joy to others. The second son, and fourth child of Albert David Christensen and Joan Carol Newman, Gregg was born on April 7, 1966, in the car en route to the hospital between Preston, ID and Logan, UT. He grew up in Arimo, Downey, Pocatello and Kuna, ID. The highlight of his high school days was being part of MarVal’s, Marsh Valley HS’s performance choir and appearing in the production, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at Pocatello HS where he was also a member of the Gate City Singers, another performance choir. He graduated from Kuna HS in Kuna, ID and joined the Army a few years later. He was a professional truck driver, and later studied Computer Aided Drafting & Design at ITT Technical Institute. He loved drafting and drawing, constantly drawing and doodling, usually giving his “treasures” away. He was especially fond of doing portraits and roses and surprising the recipients. A survivor of cancer, multiple tragic accidents and close calls, he had a lot of empathy for the struggles of others. He loved pulling your leg and telling jokes--some of his own creation--anything to brighten a day or generate a smile. As an actor, in addition to some lesser roles, he portrayed the title characters in the Sy-Fy channel movie, The Snow Beast (2011) and Zombo: A Documented Incident (2012).
He is survived by his mother, Carol, Kearns, UT; older siblings Lisa (Quinn) Jensen, Orem, UT; Gaylen (Cristy), Pocatello, ID; Jo Ann (Glen) Buechler, Magna, UT, and younger siblings Pamela (Rob) Wilson, Twin Falls, ID and Todd (Tina), Hazelton, ID, his brother by heart, Alan Barger, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, David, younger brother Wade, grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Due to COVID-19 restrictions only a graveside will be held in the Downey City Cemetery, Downey ID, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1p. If circumstances permit, a short viewing will immediately precede the service. A celebration of life will be held at a future date after restrictions are lifted--details will be posted on Facebook. The graveside will be live streamed from his Facebook page for those who want to honor Gregg but cannot come.Family and friends can leave their memories at www.rosenaufuneralhome.com