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Charles Richard "Dick" Christopherson passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018, unexpectedly from a sudden illness. He was born to Farrell and LaVonne Christopherson on April 28, 1944, in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up and went to school in Bliss through the 7th grade. The family moved to Twin Falls where he completed his schooling and graduated in1962.
After graduation, he completed a technical school program in Salt Lake City and was then employed by KMVT. He was drafted for the Vietnam War in 1967, where he served his country until 1972. While he was in the service, he reached the rank of Specialist E Five and received the Army Commendation Medal and The Air Medal. Upon his discharge from the service, he went to work for a local Boise television station for a few years. He returned to Twin Falls and continued working for KMVT for many years. While working for KMVT, he also attended Boise State University in the evenings, working towards a business degree. After leaving KMVT, he started his own publishing business prior to retiring.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Richard Christopherson, Jr. of Texas and Cevin Roy Christopherson of North Carolina; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; his brother, Edward Christopherson (Faye) of Wendell; two sisters, Garlene Glick and Cheryl Watts-Bastida both of Jerome; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his beloved and faithful dog, Kirby.
A private family service will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. The funeral is under the direction of Farnsworth Mortuary.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Dick's memorial webpage at www.farnsworthmortuary.com .
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