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Lucele K. Christiansen papers, 1949-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4116 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains materials created by Lucele K. Christiansen regarding her life as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1949 to 1951 and regarding family life in later years. Includes journals, photographs, a life story, and a scrapbook. Materials primarily deal with the details of daily life, church subjects, interaction with family, and interaction with friends and acquaintances.


  • 1949-2008


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John R. Christiansen family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Lucele K. Christiansen (1926-) was a Latter-day Saint missionary, social worker, and mother.

Lucele Kartchner was born to Alice Smith and Lafayette Shepherd Kartchner on November 4, 1926 in Snowflake, Arizona. Lucele moved with her family to various cities throughout Arizona during her childhood. She eventually moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young High School before attending Brigham Young University, where she graduated in 1948. Afterward, Lucele worked as a social worker for Apache county before serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission. There, she met John R. Christiansen. They were married in Logan, Utah on September 18, 1951 and had five children together. Lucele moved around with her family before settling in Provo, Utah, and she served in various church positions throughout her life. Lucele K. Christiansen currently resides in Provo, Utah.


From the Collection: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 1 media box (0.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 8 oversize folders (1.2 linear ft.)

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