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Continued: Obituary: Mary Helen Pennington Christensen, pediatrician and psychiatrist

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 31, 2014 - 2:02 AM

Retirement didn’t prevent Pennington from staying up on developments in her profession, Ginny said, recalling a time she met her in New York when her mother, at age 80, was attending an American Psychological Association meeting.

“I met her in the bar at the Ritz where she was staying, and she said, ‘I’m just so excited, I had a whole day on bipolar disorders and a whole day on depression.’ ”

“She was so excited she couldn’t sit in her chair,” Ginny said. “There were all these new tools.”

Services for Pennington were held Jan. 23, and she was buried at Lakewood Cemetery.

She is survived by her children Ginny Christensen of Wyncote, Pa.; Scott Christensen of Minnetonka, and Steven Christensen of Shoreview; and by four grandchildren.

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