Marilyn Joyce Christensen, 83, of Lakeview passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, 2019, at her home surrounded by loving family.
She was born April 7, 1936, in Doland, S. D., a daughter of the late Vernon Ross and Margaret Rhody.
Marilyn was a strong, determined, and fiercely independent woman. She was a homemaker, avid gardener and member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking, canning, sewing, quilting and spending time with her sisters, children, grandchildren and friends. She will be missed every day and never forgotten.
She was preceded in death by: her husband of 42 years, Dave Christensen; son, Jack Cartwright; and brother, Vern Ross.
Marilyn is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Paula Christensen of Lakeview; daughters, Pam Cartwright of Lakeview and Dawn Cartwright of Fort Worth, Texas; step-daughters, Lisa Christensen of Medford, Teryel Vaughn of Portland, and Devonne Oldfield of Bend; sisters, Connie Gastaldi of Klamath Falls and Donna Hoyez of Lakeview; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.