Garold and Phyllis Christensen Endowed Scholarship
The Garold and Phyllis Christensen Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by the Christensen family to benefit financially needy graduates of a high school in Wasatch County seeking to further their education at Utah Valley University.
Garold Christensen was born February 27, 1927, in Heber City, Utah, to Hyrum A. and Lila Thompson Christensen. He married Phyllis D. Jordan, February 14, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and celebrated 50 years of life together. Garold was an active member of the LDS church, serving in many leadership roles, including high priest and member of the Center Creek bishopric.
Garold and Phyllis had a strong love for Wasatch High. Garold graduated from Wasatch High and was on the state championship basketball team of 1945. In his professional career, he was a lifelong sheep rancher, outdoorsman, and co-owner and operator of the Holiday Lanes in Heber City.
The couple had three children, more than 15 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Garold died in 1997.
The Garold and Phyllis Christensen Endowed Scholarship was created nearly a decade after Garold’s death. It has greatly facilitated the education of many Utah Valley University students and will continue to assist many others.