Christine 'Dolly' Christensen

Christine "Dolly" Christensen
Christine “Dolly” Christensen

Christine “Dolly”Christensen, age 82, of Oroville, Washington, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ November 5, 2015. She went peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Dolly was born March 8, 1934 in Kamloops, BC Canada to her beloved mother Nettie Leonard and her father Pete Paul.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life Sonny Christensen.

Dolly is survived by her loving daughter JoAnn Leonard, her beautiful granddaughter Natika Leonard and adopted son Mike Waller, all of Oroville.

She moved to Tonasket, Wash. in the late 1950s to be a nanny for Hazel and Jack Stevens.

Soon after that she met and married the love of her life, Sonny Christensen. They were married for 50 years until he went home to be with the Lord.

Sonny and Dolly made their home in Oroville.

Through the years Dolly worked for many of the local orchardists, as she enjoyed being outdoors. In the 70s she worked at Valley Evaporation Company and the Bin and Pallet. She made many lifetime friends at this time. We are sure this is where she picked up her southern drawl.

She was also a domestic engineer for many homes in the valley.

Dolly retired in the 90s and she and Sonny loved to travel and visit family and friends.

Celebration of Life service with be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Valley Christian Fellowship, 142 Eastside Oroville Rd., Oroville.

A luncheon at the Oroville Grange Hall, 622 Fir Street, Oroville, will follow the service.

The family would like to give special thanks to Alyssa Brown and Tracey Kitterman for showing so much love, care and concern and for making Dolly so comfortable in her last days. Also special thanks to North Valley Hospital and Frontier Home, Health & Hospice Care.