Tucker Jase Christensen

  • Born: July 24, 1985
  • Died: March 8, 2017
  • Location: Depoe Bay, Oregon

Tribute & Message From The Family


Tucker Jase Christensen was born in Portland, Oregon on July 24th, 1985 to Tim and Barb Christensen. Tucker was one of three boys and was raised on a dairy farm in Tillamook, Oregon. Tucker loved life and enjoyed spending every moment he could outdoors with his brothers Alan and Douglas. Growing up Tucker loved hunting, fishing, and sports. Tucker graduated from Tillamook High School in 2004 and attended TBCC while working for his Dad at Oil Can Henrys until 2007. After a car accident, Tucker set out with determination to make the most of his second chance. His passion for life was contagious. His faith in God was evident to everyone he met and he touched many lived by sharing his testimony. Tucker knew how to live every second in the moment and he touched many lives with his positive attitude and compassion. Tucker met the love of his life, Sally Murray, while attending Oregon State University in 2009. They quickly fell deep in love and were married on August 24, 2013 in Oakridge, Oregon. 2013 was a beautiful year with their marriage and graduation. Tucker received a degree in Forest Management with a minor in Business. Following graduation and marriage, Tucker and Sally moved to Roseburg, Oregon and purchased a home. They loved remodeling the house, going on walks, adopting their fur-baby Hank, and genuinely enjoyed spending every moment together. Tucker enjoyed forestry and began his career with Oregon Dept. of Forestry in Tillamook as a wildland firefighter where he created many life-long friends. After graduating with his forestry degree, Tucker worked for Swanson Group in Roseburg. In 2015 Tucker returned to ODF in Toledo as a stewardship forester. Tucker passed away at his home on March 8, 2017 at age 31. Tucker loved his wife and family. He leaves behind his wife Sally Christensen, parents Tim and Barb Christensen, brothers Alan and Douglas Christensen, and his Grandfather Bill Sherin. Tucker also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother Gerry Sherin and his aunt Linda Dye. Tucker had an infectious smile and touched many people with his passion for God and life. His service will be held at the First Christian Church in Tillamook, Oregon on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 2:30pm. An Oregon State University forestry scholarship fund is being established in Tucker's name, donations should be submitted at any US Bank branch in the "Tucker Christensen Memorial Fund."


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by A friend   April 01, 2017

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We are truly sorry to learn about Tucker's passing. Sally and Mr. & Mrs. Christensen, we could never fully understand the loss you are experiencing. He had a contagious smile, was warm and good friend to those in his life. We always felt comfort when he worked with our daughter or when he and Ben were spending time together. We hope that memories will help bring you comfort in the weeks and months to come. Gordon & Candii Dana, parents of Kelsii Jo Dana Deguire

Posted by Gordon & Candii Dana - Gales Creek, OR - acquaintance   March 24, 2017

Tucker was an amazing person with a great laugh, strong faith, and a kind heart. Tucker touched the lives of many, including my own, and I have many wonderful memories of him. My condolences to his wife Sally and family for their profound loss.

Posted by Kelsii Jo DeGuire    March 15, 2017

Tucker was an amazing person with a great laugh, strong faith, and a kind heart. Tucker touched the lives of many, including my own, and I have many wonderful memories of him. My condolences to his wife Sally and family for their profound loss.

Posted by Kelsii Jo DeGuire - friend   March 15, 2017

Dear Sally and Tucker's family,
I send my deepest sympathy to all of you. I worked with Sally at the Hebo Ranger Station and my son, Lucas, was in forestry school with both Tucker and Sally. Through my son, I was graced with connecting with Sally. I believe that Tucker and Sally are certainly golden individuals who share their love for each other and life to everyone they met. Their care and compassion for all was so infectious that I plan to carry their giving spirit forward in my heart to practice daily. The world was blessed with Tucker's presence, and will continue to be blessed with Sally's heart and soul. I send many hugs for healing to the Christiansen family. Sincerely, Cindy Glick

Posted by Cindy Glick - Sisters, OR - Friend   March 14, 2017