Dave Christensen

David Lee Christensen, 85, of Lumberton, Texas, died Friday, September 1, 2017, at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth, in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on April 7, 1932, in Birmingham, Alabama, to Susan Matilda Harvey and Arne Skov Christensen. David served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later retired as an Aerospace Engineer. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Christensen; sons, David Lee Christensen and his wife, Sheila, and Erik Christensen, all of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter, Lisa Garver and her husband, Todd, of Lumberton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. David is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Clay Christensen and Keith Christensen; and his first wife, Margaret Baker Christensen. A private family committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard's. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

"Dave Christensen was an Aerospace Consultant with over 60 years of experience in the design, development and operations of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, space payloads and renewable energy systems. He was a consultant and project engineer with the Army Ballistic Missile Agency working with the Wernher von Braun Team on the Redstone, Jupiter and Saturn Programs. He consulted and/or provided contracted services for NASA, the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the US Air Force and the Department of Energy as well as academic institutions and major industrial organizations."

"He was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) from 1967 to 1980 directing historical, environmental, renewable energy and space related research programs. Since 1980, he held technical management and business development positions at Wyle Laboratories, United Technologies and Lockheed-Martin and been directly involved in many major aerospace projects. He remained active in performing consulting activities with government agencies, academia and industry. He was a proud member of the Gideons International organization and a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He was a continuous member of the American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and one of its precursors, the Institute for Aerospace Sciences, for over 50 years."

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