Christine Clendenin

Christine passed on into Glory May 4, 2017.

She was born on March 15, 1939 in Cottage Grove, OR to Pearl and Burton Forgey. She was the oldest of 4 siblings.

She attended Cottage Grove High School and married her childhood sweetheart, Francis B. Hite. They moved to Corvallis, OR where she was a long time employee of Western Pulp Products. They had 2 children and later divorced. After raising her children, she found love again when she met Chester V. Clendenin. They were happily married until his passing in 1989. Lovingly known as Gram, Christine was generous and compassionate, had a great sense of humor and wonderful laugh. She loved children, wolves, eagles, her porch cats, Elvis and a celebratory pina colada. She is preceded in death by her parents and beloved pet pups, Jimi Jo and Shilo.

She is survived by her daughter, Francine Theodore of Corvallis, OR, son, Gary Hite of Sublimity, OR, brother Walter Forgey of Creswell, OR and sisters Jeannie Riggs of Salem, OR and Joyce Forgey of Cottage Grove, OR. Four grandchildren, Rachel Baxley, Nathaniel Theodore, Devin Hite, Brandon Hite, and great granddaughter Annabelle Baxley.

At the family’s request no services are planned.

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