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Catherine Tilton Chrisco


1940 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Catherine Tilton Chrisco, 74, of Bakersfield, died tragically on May 20th 2015. She was born on August 3, 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut to Cecil and Josephine Tilton. Cathi graduated from Berkley High School and went on to the University of Arizona. She married Larry Chrisco in 1962 and lived in Arizona until 1966, when they moved to Corcoran, California. The couple was blessed with three amazing children. In the winter of 1979, the family relocated to Bakersfield, where Cathi later obtained her bachelor's degree in Political Science and her teaching credential from CSUB.
She devoted her life to education and service, through her love of God, country, and cultural awareness. Her children describe her as a woman who thought anything was possible, whom loved unconditionally, and was determined to make the world a better place. Cathi was involved in numerous organizations and a dedicated member of Trinity Anglican Church.
Cathi is survived by her children: Joel & Jackie Chrisco, Shanna Petrini, and Brent & Julie Chrisco. Eight grandchildren: Abby Petrini, Gabrielle Chrisco, Ashley Petrini, Gina Chrisco, Kaitlyn Chrisco, Olivia Chrisco, Isaiah Chrisco, and Elijah Chrisco. Her sister Patsy Pumphry, brother Varien Tilton, and nephew & niece. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, and niece.
Services are scheduled for Sunday, June 7th at 4 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church 4500 Buena Vista Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311 (Trinity Anglican is located here) with a reception to follow at Stockdale Country Club. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Cathi's life.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Basham Funeral Care and Trinity Anglican Church.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 31, 2015
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