Betty Jean Christensen, 87, Duluth, died June 19, 2013. She was born in Pipestone, MN, on September 18, 1925 to Ray and Anna Hite. She attended Emily Grade School and later graduated from Crosby Ironton High School in 1943. She married Russell Christensen in Crosby, MN, in 1946 and moved to Duluth in 1948. Betty retired from the Mount Royal Super Valu Bakery in 1990. She was a long time member of St. James Catholic Church where she served as treasurer of the St. Margaret's Guild. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Linda Soderstrom, brother Robert Hite and sisters Mary Schmidt, Margaret Ann Strand and Ruth Atwater. She is survived by her children Thomas(Pat), Duluth, John(Barbara), Duluth, Brian(Debra), Duluth, Teresa(Stanley)Anderson, Cloquet, Julie(David)Shober, Duluth, Steven C. Christensen, Duluth, Mary Nance(Jay)Flower, Mound, TX, Laurie (Jim)Nordrum, Wrenshall, MN, 17 grandchildren 35 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 10AM until the 11AM Mass Of Christian Burial Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church. Burial at Oneota Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home.