Christian “Chris” Lundsgaard, 70, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at home after a hard fought battle with Lymphoma. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Donald and Dorothy Lundsgaard and grew up in Camarillo, where he attended Camarillo High School and then Moorpark College.
Chris served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972, then worked at the Southern California Gas Company until 1974, when he began his career with the Ventura County Fire Department. He served as a fireman and was later promoted to engineer and worked for the County until 1989, when he and his wife, Terry went out on a limb and decided to leave their respective jobs and move to Centralia, Wash., to open a Taco Bell restaurant. Chris enjoyed being a business owner, working hard to make it successful and making it a place that the employees liked to work. They sold the business in 2013 so they could enjoy more time in Mexico, where they liked to travel.
Chris’s passion was collecting Persian carpets, coins, going to car shows and working on houses and selling them. The year 2018, was a special year for him as he got to see his son, Mark get married, took a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, went on a cruise to Alaska and then the arrival of his granddaughter in February of 2019.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Terry of 42 years; son, Mark and Tiffany Lundsgaard with grandbaby, Penelope; sister, Kaaren and Dale Lambert; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Assured Hospice nurses for their help in caring for Chris.
A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.