Pearl Rosetta Christensen, 75, of Baker City, died Dec. 19, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her memorial service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, 2428 Madison St. in Baker City.
Pearl was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Salmon, Idaho, to Rosetta and Cloyed Bailey. She had one son, who died in 1969 while serving in the Army. She married Ronald Christensen on Aug. 15, 1964, at Winnemucca, Nev. They lived for several years near the Oregon Coast, moving to Baker City in 1975.
Pearl worked in the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home for several years. After she retired she did volunteer work in the Foster Grandparents Reading Program at North Baker School, and also in the Summer Reading Program at the Baker Library. She loved working with the children.
Pearl was a great cook. She enjoyed cooking for her family. Being invited to her home for dinner was an extra-special treat.
She loved her family and friends, which were the main focus in her life. She was an encourager and supported her family through all of lifes celebration of births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.
Pearl loved her cat, whose name was Kitty. She also cared about all animals. Pearl was a kind person with a generous heart.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Karen Christensen of Sumpter; grandchildren, Cindy Christensen, Wes and Vicki Christensen, Carole Shankle and Wade and Shelly Christensen, all of Sumpter, Shari McMaster of Boise, and Bruce and LeAnn Jeffords of Prineville; her sisters, Elvina Hughes and Virginia Carter, both of Baker City, and Sandra Cartwright of Grants Pass; her brothers, Joe Bailey of Baker City, Richard Bailey of Kellogg, Idaho, and Irvin Bailey of Arizona; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Christensen; her son, Jack Christensen; and a daughter, Laetta Stump.
Contributions in Pearl’s memory may be made to the Community of Christ Church, the Humane Society, or to the charity of one’s choice in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor