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Albert Carl Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in the Mitchell County Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Luisa and John Christianson. He married Irene Ruiz in Alice, Texas, in 1977. She preceded him in death Oct. 22, 2010. Moving to Big Spring in 1980, he was a long time resident of Howard County.
He was a member of First Baptist Church and worked most of his life as a roughneck in the oilfield.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Dean and husband Dan of Lubbock, Angela Morrow of Big Spring and Herlinda Franco of Big Spring; five sons, Fernando Williams, Joe Carpenter, Benny Smithwick, Johnny Smithwick and Daniel Garza and wife Shelly, all of Odessa; 33 grandchildren; and 71 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Ruiz and Rudy Carpenter.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com