Saddened by The Passing of Mary Christensen

BETMAR’S MARY CHRISTENSEN PASSES 

Mary had a stroke back in the March/April time frame. She passed on May 21st
Mary and Bob’s kids came and pickled them up and took them back to New Hampshire.
Bob is currently in a Veteran’s Home in New Hampshire.
No other details are available at this time.

Submitted by Earl Ball of Betmar.  2020 06 01

FLORIDA CANTRAL DISTRICT
SHUFFLEBOARD HALL OF FAME
MARY L CHRISTENSEN

Mary is from Easton, Massachusetts. Extra curricular high school activities
included basketball, cheerleading, field hockey and softball. She and Bob her
husband, spend summer time in their camp in Gilmanton, New Hampshire
near Sawyer Lake.

They moved in 1990 to Winter Park in Zephyrhills, Fl. Both took shuffle
board lessons and their shuffle careers began. Her first trophy was earned in
1992. Mary made “Pro” in February 1995. The year before she played in the
1994 Amateur Reiny Masters Tournament. In 1996 the Christensen’s moved
to Betmar Park with covered courts. She played nine other times in the
end-of-the-year District Masters Classics, taking first place twice, most
recently in 2011.

Mary’s most memorable amateur tournament was a 1955 first place 89-team
event with partner Marshall Leigh at Woodall’s Park in Lakeland. She played
a critically special tournament with Dean Myklejord on January 9,2014.at
Sanlan Ranch in Lakeland, yielding the coveted last point for District Hall of
Fame status.

She thanks you, for many partners, for your support. Thank you, Bob for our
two wins together.

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1 Response to Saddened by The Passing of Mary Christensen

  1. Glen Peltier says:

    Thank you Earl for letting us know of Mary,s passing. Mary has always treated me and every one with respect and with humility. Every one knew Mary. I will always expect to run into Mary when i go to Batmar.

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