They maintained decades-long relationships with many people, who remained dear to them throughout their lives together.While he was in the military, Lee pursued a college education between deployments, and in 1980, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Old Dominion University in Virginia.
Utilizing one last move provided by the military, Lee, Phyllis, and their youngest daughter, Jackye, moved to Moscow where he was accepted to the University of Idaho College of Law.
He and Jackye attended college together for two years, a truly rare and unique opportunity for a father and daughter.
After obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree in 1985, Lee was given the opportunity to share office space with attorneys John Swayne and Steve Calhoun in Orofino where he and Phyllis put down deep roots.
Rexford Dewey Christensen, born in Blackfoot on June 3, 1924, died in Orofino on Dec. When he was almost a year old, his mother carried him a block down the street to visit her friend who had that day given birth to Edith Clark. Postal Inspection Service for over 20 years and as a police chief for Amtrak in Los Angeles, CA for five, before retiring in 1982 to Blackfoot.
Rex met her the day she was born, and would marry her 19 years later in 1944. At the end of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-29. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.