1929 - 2019
Share ROY's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
ROY KRISTIANSEN Roy Thomas Kristiansen, 89, of the Nevada State Veterans Home passed January 4, 2019. He was born August 1, 1929, at Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn, NY to Sverre and Solveig Kristiansen. Roy graduated from Fort Hamilton HS and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947. After his initial military service, he joined the New York Telephone Co. and continued his education at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, before getting recalled to the Marine Corps for the Korean Conflict. Roy married Eve-Ann Langguth September 2, 1950. After his second discharge from the Marines in September 1951, he spent 28 years at NY Telephone Co. During that time, he was an active member of the North-South Skirmish Association commemorating the Civil War in battle reenactments and authentic firearms competition. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia, the Sons of Norway-Vegas Vikings, the Peekskill Revolver Club, the Garrison Fish & Game Club and was a Little League coach. He retired from NY Tel in the late 70's and bought a dairy farm in Whitehall, NY. Twenty years as a successful farmer saw him retire to Henderson, with his second wife, Marianne. Roy preceded in death by his first wife, Eve-Ann; second wife, Marianne; his brother, Ken; and son, Karl. He is survived by four children, Richard, Matthew, Kathryn and Mark; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial will be at 8:40 a.m. Fri., Jan. 11, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jan. 9, 2019.
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
10 entries
February 10, 2019
Kjell Gunnar Johansen(Andreassen)
February 10, 2019
Kjell Gunnar Johansen(Andreassen)
February 10, 2019
Kjell Gunnar Johansen(Andreassen)
February 10, 2019
Torhild Johansen(Andreassen)
February 10, 2019
Torhild Johansen(Andreassen)
January 28, 2019
Beste kusin ROY,
you are missed but not lost -
in our memory you will always be there
with your friendly smile and your tremendous personality.
Like there are flowers everywhere
we think of you and you are there.

From all your cousins, families and friends in Norway

Steinar and Maj
January 17, 2019
During this time of great sorrow and pain, know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
January 10, 2019
I'm so sorry; my heart goes out to you for your loss. There are no words to express our sadness when a love one passes but our loving God knows how you feel and comforts us with His word. (John 6:40 NWT)
January 10, 2019
To Rich, Matt, Kathy and Mark. I'm so sorry for your loss. Roy was a strong willed hard working man that could do just about anything and he will be missed. I will always remember Williams burg and our crazy trip to Vegas for his Birthday!! Now he will be joining Eve Ann Karl and Marianne. He is now at peace...Love to you all.... Mo
Maureen EttA
January 5, 2019
Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your beloved Roy. When someone we love falls asleep in death the memories we have of them become our treasure so may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends and may those cherished memories of a life well lived and Gods promise at John 6:40 ease the pain of your grief during this difficult time.
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences