Weaver Mortuary and Crematory

1177 Beaumont Ave, Beaumont, CA



January 12, 1946September 2, 2019

Dwight Marshall Christensen, Marshall to his family, Chris to co-workers, passed away September 2, 2019. He died at his home, in Beaumont CA, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Dwight was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on January 12,1946. He Attended Loma Linda Academy and graduated from Monterrey Bay Academy in 1946. Dwight attended La Sierra College. While attending college he worked a variety of jobs. Most notably, as a member of the San Bernardino Police Reserve, and a member of the Riot Squad (Special Enforcement Detail).

In July 1969 Dwight joined the Elsinore Police Department. Shortly after joining the department, the department became part of Riverside County Sheriff Department. In July, 1970 Dwight signed on with Riverside County Sheriff and started what would become his career, passion and legacy. After more than 30 years devoted to law enforcement with RSO Dwight retired as a Sheriff’s Investigator August 28, 2001.

After Retirement Dwight continued to work using his law enforcement experience doing security jobs, including CPS, and The Wild Animal Park. Dwight also volunteered for Metropolitan Water District, teaching classes at Diamond Valley Lake and Volunteering yearly and for the Solar Cup Competition at Lake Skinner. Dwight kept his pulse on law enforcement by being active with FOP(Fraternal Order of Police) and maintained close relationships with current and retired friends from his sheriff days. You would often find Dwight meeting up with his former colleagues in his many travels.

In 2006 Dwight moved to Hemet and became a full time RV'er. Dwight loved the freedom and adventure that being a fulltime RV'er allowed. In 2009 Dwight met his would be wife Suzan Burcham. Together they lived the full-time RV life style for another 7 years. In 2016 the couple decided to take the RV lifestyle part-time, moving to a home in Beaumont, CA. The couple married in 2017 in Beaumont, CA.

Dwight continued to love boating, his condo in Hawaii, organ music, and traveling. Dwight loved seeing, finding and hearing various organs from around the world. Most of all he loved being a Grandpa. Dwight loved to watch the kids grow and cheer them on in their activities.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Eva Christensen, his sister Charla Christensen Myres, and his son David Thomas Christensen. He is survived by his Wife Suzan Burcham of Beaumont, His son Dwight Marshall Christensen of Loma Linda, His Sister Joan Olear of San Bernardino, Step Daughter Lindsey Burcham of Beaumont, and the apples of his eye, his grandchildren Krystal and Lionel.

The Celebration of his Life will be at Four Seasons Lodge, 1518 four Seasons Circle on September 29, 2019 from 2:00 -5:00 pm. He will be inurned in a private service at St Stephens, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Dwight Christensen at the Monterey Bay Academy at 783 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach, CA 95076.


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Gary Keeter

September 12, 2019

I met Chris in the early 70’s , when I joined the Riverside Sheriff’s Dept. When my future wife wanted to go on a ride along, Chris was the one who took her and her friend out on patrol, while I worked Norco. It was an exciting graveyard shift and Elke would often talk about it. Chris and I worked together for a long time and kept in touch even though I had moved to a different state.
Chris was always there for everyone he knew or just met. He loved life and especially his time with Susie. Chris you will be missed by many but especially Elke and I. You are now sitting at the special table in heaven with a lot of our good friends. Chris we saw so much in our years in law enforcement, way to many friends have been taken too early. You sir are one of those taken to early but I look forward to seeing you again my friend. Suzie and family, I know your hearts are breaking, but know that you will always be in our hearts and prayers. My love to you all.

Connie Presley

September 12, 2019

We were such good friends for so many years. Distance kept us apart but always there in spirit. Love ya buddy, Connie

Michael Hernandez

September 12, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Dwight for many years together on the Riverside County Sheriff's Office. He had a terrific sense of humor and was a joy to work with as a peace officer. He was smart and savvy to the streets. You will be missed my friend.