Frederick Frances Christen was born to Anton and Eleanor (Williams) Christen on July 25, 1932, at his parents’ home in Frances, Washington.
Frederick was preceded in death by the love of his life, Cecil Christen, last October. He is also preceded by his parents; and brother, Jimmy. He is survived by one brother, Donald J. Christen (Gloria); four children, Donald Christen (JoAnn), Ronald Christen (Janice), Pamela Chapman (Fred) and Anton Christen (Laurie); ten grandchildren, Rachel Patrick (Todd), Joshua Christen (Jeri), Nichole Asino (Erastus), Kyle Christen (Stacey) Fred Chapman III (Jamie), Jereme Chapman (Misty), Troy Chapman (Rebecca), Bethany Castro (Sean) Mariah Gates (Derek) and Toni Taylor (Mark); eighteen great-grandchildren, Britney and Brooklyn Patrick, Grady Christen, Emily, Aaron, and Hailey Hosler, Emmanuel and Samatha Asino, Olivia and Fred S. Chapman IV, Jordyn Christen, Bailey and Carmen Chapman, Gia Cecil Gates, Karissa, Kayleigh, Kelsey and Kayden Castro; and one great-great-grandchild, Ashton Whittsett.
Fred had a wonderful caregiver the last year of his life, Kristina Spicer. Our family would like to thank her for all her patience, kindness, and giving to both our mother and father.
Frederick was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Lewis Pacific Swiss Society where he served as a board member for several years. He also kept the grounds for the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Swiss Society. He served in the Air force until he came home to take care of his sick father. He worked for McCorkle’s Brothers, and logged for himself for a short period in his younger years. He finally worked and retired from Weyerhaeuser. In Fred’s later years, he had a lawn mower repair company, called F and C Small Engine Repair.
Fred peacefully went home to his Lord and Savior and to rejoin with the love of his life, Cecil, on the ascension of our Lord on May 12, 2013.
Services for Fred will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Frances, Washington. The rosary and funeral will begin with the rosary at 10:30 a.m., with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering at the Lewis Pacific Swiss Hall immediately after the service. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.