Cynthia Kay Christiansen Walsh, 74, quietly passed away at home in Ephraim to the other side of the veil on May 6, 2018. She was born March 21, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Clifton and Lillie Curtis Christiansen. She met and fell in love with Robert Walsh III while at BYU on May 8, 1964. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake City Utah Temple 51 years ago on April 14, 1967.
Kay had ovarian cancer at age 20. After surviving all those years she contracted pancreatic cancer. She has always been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. She has held a number of callings in the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society. Kay was true and faithful to the end. She served a senior service mission at LDS Employment Services in LasVegas, NV when she retired in 1994. After Rob retired they served together in the California San Diego Mission, Cove Fort Mission, and at the Manti Bishops’ Storehouse. Both Kay and Rob served for a few years in the YSA First Stake.
Kay graduated from, Granger High School Salt Lake City. She attended BYU and majored in Chemistry and Nursing. After graduating from Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City she worked as a Cytotechnologist. She retired after 25 years diagnosing cancer cells in Utah and Las Vegas.
Being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker, was her greatest joy. She liked camping with the family. Traveling was a great blessing, traveling to 10 foreign
countries and 40 of the United States. She loved to learn about the histories and cultures of different people.
Kay is survived by her husband; sons: Michael R. Walsh, Provo; J. Brent (Marsha) Walsh, Payson; sisters: Sarah Jo (Jay) Thorsted, West Valley City; Lorena (Mark) Hales, Cullman, AL; 5 grandchildren by marriage and 6 additional grandchildren by mutual consent; sister-in-law, Rebecca Christiansen.
Preceded in death by her parents; brother, C. Paul Christiansen; and sister, Mary E. (Robert) Cantrell.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:00 Noon in the Ephraim Stake Center 400 East Center, where friends may call Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30. Burial will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite LDS Charity at https://www.ldscharities.org
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