Beverly Ruth Christensen died Mar. 5, 2004. She was born June 29, 1932. Wife of Albert L. Christensen, she was mother to Don Fowler of Pendleton, Ore., Steve Allen and Ray Allen of Portland, and Carl Christensen and Russell Christensen of Juneau. She had 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was also a proud World Vision sponsor of two girls who live in India.
She was born in Pendleton and lived in Nehalem, Ore., (where she attended high school), Portland, Eugene, Ore., (where she graduated from Lane Community College), Anchorage and Juneau (where she has lived for the past three decades with Al, her husband of 34 years). She returned to Oregon in October 2003 for rehabilitation due to medical complications, following a successful cancer surgery two and a half years earlier.
Her family said, "The sights and sounds of her life have been a variegated quilt of interests including those of an accomplished artist, a motorcycle racer, nightclub singer, dental assistant, early childhood educator and co-manager of Southeast Interiors in Alaska. She has always been deeply interested in nature, interpersonal relationships, cultural traditions and family. Special to her were the ocean, seagulls, good movies, roses and ladybugs."
Family members also said, "She is forever loved and missed."
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oras and Ruby Frazier Jennings; aunt-step-mother, Wilma Jennings; and brothers, Gib and Richard Jennings.
She is survived by her siblings, Ray Jennings of Westwood, Calif., Ron Jennings of Chico, Calif., and Nancy Middlebrook of Milwaukie, Ore.; aunts, Opal, Thelma, Vera and Marion; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She will be remembered with services and a reception at 1 p.m. March 13 at Mt. Scott Funeral Home in Portland. There will be a memorial service on March 20 in Juneau. Contributions to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.