December 24, 2008
Jim Christison
Jim was a great guy.  He always said that it was easy to remember his name because the spelling of his last name was Christ is son.   Jim always made it a choice to be happy everyday and to try to help others, including me.  Whenever I might get down, I would go see Jim and he would make me smile.  He was a great joke teller.

The following is from the Klamath Falls newspaper, Herald and News website:

James Harry "Chris" Christison    
James Harry "Chris" Christison, age 71, died on Dec. 14, 2008, in Klamath Falls.
Father Rick Fischer will celebrate the mass of Christian burial on Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4880 Bristol Ave.
Chris was born on Sept. 10, 1937, in Portland, Ore., to Harriett Justine (Mederach) and James Swan Christison. After graduation from Central Catholic High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army.
He met the love of his life "Patti" Patricia Lou Frederick in Lake Oswego, Ore. They married on July 23, 1975, and made their home in Lake Oswego to raise their three children.
In 1981, they moved to Prineville, Ore., and later to Redmond, Ore., where Chris began working at the Eagle Crest Resort. In 1996, they came to Klamath Falls, where Chris transferred to the Running Y Resort. In his first year, he earned "Salesman of the Year" honors. He retired in 2003, but remained in real estate until his death.
Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and volunteering at Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery in Tillamook, Ore. In later years, he devoted himself to one of his lifelong passions of boxing. In addition to mentoring and training aspiring amateur boxers, he also worked as an official and was named "Chief of Officials of the Northwest" by the U.S. Amateur Boxing Association.
Survivors include his children and their spouses Tammy and Bill Michalik, Pamela and Mike Rice, and Tim and Shana Juarez; grandchildren and spouses Shawn and Tasha Juarez, Christopher and Chrissy Martin, Andrea Martin, Lindsay Rice, and Jarette Juarez; great-grandchildren Keelan Juarez, Tashawn Juarez, and Naomi Jo Millis; sisters and brothers-in-law Happy and Ron Floyd, and Jeanne Mae and Ed Mulick; and his Australian shepherd, Roper.

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