Sunday, September 14, 2014

Florence Jernigan "Nana"

Florence Jernigan "Nana"
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Florence F. Martino Christiansen Jernigan, age 93 passed away peacefully September 9, 2014 at Pinnacle Nursing in Price.
She was born November 11, 1920 in Sunnyside, Utah to John and Rose Giardino Martino.
Married Torval L. Christiansen August 21, 1943 in Price, Utah. He died April 27, 1970. Later married Hughie Jernigan November 11, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died February 2, 2001.
Florence was a member of the Women's American Legion Auxiliary in Hiawatha and a devout member of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home. Her greatest joy was her family. Florence retired from JC Penney in 1979 after many years of faithful service. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Love you with all our hearts!
Survived by her children, Torval Christiansen, Rock Springs, WY, Vincent Lee (Patsy) Christiansen, Price, Calvin E. (Vicki) Christiansen, Price; step son, Ed (Ruth) Jernigan, Mississippi; brother, Jay (Barbara) Martino, Price; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husbands, Torval Christiansen and Hughie Jernigan; infant son, Elvin E. Christiansen; brothers Sam Sr., Joe ,Pete and Jim Martino; sister Rose.
Funeral Mass, Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, Friday evening 7:00 p.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the church Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service. Committal, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Florence online at

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