In memory of
Christine Diane (Allison) Calkins
In memory of
Christine Diane (Allison) Calkins
Christine Diane (Allison) Calkins Dec. 2, 1946 - Aug. 28, 2020 Christine D. "Chris" Calkins passed away peacefully Aug. 28, 2020, at her home in Beaverton, surrounded by her family after a courageous one-year battle with recurrent kidney cancer. Chris was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Oakland, Calif., to Jane and Henry Allison, and moved with the family to Portland in 1948. She graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University, becoming a first-grade teacher for Portland Public Schools in 1968. After raising her children, she returned to the school district as a teachers' aide, and later worked for Weight Watchers in Medford, where she lived for 15 years. Chris enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting, walking, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her husband of 49 years, Robert Calkins. Christine is survived by her husband; her two sons, Joshua Calkins (Becca) and Brice Calkins (Lauren); five grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. Chris will be remembered as a friendly and loving person who had many friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. An extended family gathering and celebration of life will be held in the near future. The family suggests donations to the OHSU Foundation research as a remembrance. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Christine Diane (Allison) Calkins
Christine Diane (Allison) Calkins Dec. 2, 1946 - Aug. 28, 2020 Christine D. "Chris" Calkins passed away peacefully Aug. 28, 2020, at her home in Beaverton, surrounded by her family after a courageous one-year battle with recurrent kidney cancer. Chris was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Oakland, Calif., to Jane and Henry Allison, and moved with the family to Portland in 1948. She graduated from Wilson High School and Portland State University, becoming a first-grade teacher for Portland Public Schools in 1968. After raising her children, she returned to the school district as a teachers' aide, and later worked for Weight Watchers in Medford, where she lived for 15 years. Chris enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting, walking, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her husband of 49 years, Robert Calkins. Christine is survived by her husband; her two sons, Joshua Calkins (Becca) and Brice Calkins (Lauren); five grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers. Chris will be remembered as a friendly and loving person who had many friends and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. An extended family gathering and celebration of life will be held in the near future. The family suggests donations to the OHSU Foundation research as a remembrance. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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