Mari Alice Christensen

Mari Alice Christensen

June 13, 1934 – August 4, 2019

Age 85, Omaha, NE.  Born on June 13, 1934.  Preceded in death by parents, Ben and Alice (Thompson) Voelte. Survived by husband of 63 years, Gerald H. “Jerry” Christensen; daughter, Amy Michaela (Kim); grandchild, Parker Amos; brother, Ken Voelte.

Mari Alice was a South High School graduate (1952) and graduated in 1955 from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing as an RN.  She completed her BSN degree from UNO in 1961.  A lifelong nurse, she served as a Red Cross volunteer for more than 40 years.  In March of 2019 she was recognized as a “Heartland Hero,” receiving the prestigious Lifetime Hero Award.

For more than 20 years, Mari Alice served at the VA Hospital, most recently as the Music Director.  Music and singing were favorites, along with Husker football, her grandson, and participating in year-round church activities, including Westside Church Annual Christmas Pageant, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, Voices of Omaha, “The Messiah,” and singing with various other church choirs.

VISITATION WITH THE FAMILY: Wednesday, August 14th from 4:30pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by Candlelight Vesper Prayer Service at 7pm.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, August 15th at 11am at Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 165th & West Center Road.  Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park.  Memorials are suggested to Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church or American Cancer Society.


  • Linda and David Griffin Posted August 11, 2019 8:14 pm

    Michaela take care of Yourself and Those remaining with You! Your dedication and service to others is in the BEST practice of your Mother’s life time Achievement with the Red Cross!! Thanks for being YOU!!
    May you and yours ALWAYS have “Fair Winds and Following Seas” for Eternity!!

  • Stan, Muchele and Amanda Stanczuk Posted August 12, 2019 2:13 pm

    We are so sorry for you loss.

  • Nancy Harms Posted August 14, 2019 9:00 am

    Please accept our sympathy in your loss. Mari Alice was truly an advocate for nursing and attended many professional nursing meetings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy Harms, R.N., Ph.D.

  • Cindi Olsen Posted August 14, 2019 11:54 am

    We talked everyday at the gym, and she talked and she talked…loved her. I will miss her so much.

  • Dr. Bart & Angela Kolste Ogallala, NE Posted September 24, 2019 1:42 pm

    We were so saddened to learn of Mary Alice’s passing. For many years, we had Cornhusker football tickers next to her. Nebraska’s biggest fan is now watching from Heaven.
    Rest in peace, Mary Alice. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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