John J. Christiansen, founder of John's Jewelry in South Ogden, Utah, passed away in late August after a battle with cancer. Christiansen was the father of five, grandfather of 24, and great-grandfather of nine children. After opening his business in 1949, he became a member of both the Independent Jewelers Organization and the Intermountain Jewelers Association, of which he was a past president. Christiansen also was a member of the American Gem Society, the Retail Jewelers Organization, Jewelers of America, and the International Society of Jewelry Appraisers. He earned the titles of Graduate Gemologist, Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Master Watchmaker, and Goldsmith. Christiansen served as a board member for the Eccles Art Center, director of the Ogden Credit Bureau, member of the Rotary Club and Ogden Executives Club, Charter Member of the South Ogden Businessmen's Association, a

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