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Mar. 26, 1953 - May 8, 2013
Resident of Hillsborough
Christine Louise Peterson, 60, passed away on May 8th, after a long illness.
A private family service was held on May 16th at Crosby N. Gray Funeral Directors in Burlingame. The Rev. Shannon Pappas of the First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo officiated. The family service was followed by the spreading of ashes after a sail north from Coyote Point, to McCovey Cove in San Francisco.
Christine was born in San Diego in 1953, and following a family move to San Mateo in 1954, attended Meadow Heights School in San Mateo, and South and Crocker Schools in Hillsborough. At San Mateo High, in 1970, Christine led the local effort for the celebration of the first Earth Day. Her organizational skills were again put to good use in the spring of 1974 when she quickly aided in the establishment of People in Need, a food distribution agency funded by Randolph A. Hearst for payment of the ransom of his kidnapped daughter, Patricia Hearst.
Christine attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and Waseda University in Tokyo.
Following college, Christine became the financial controller of a Japan-based electronics company's operations in the Silicon Valley. Later, Christine managed the operations at the headquarters of an international firm based in Burlingame, and at that company's operations in London. Christine completed her career as a tax accountant based in Burlingame for an array of unique clients.
Christine's mother, Barbara preceded her in death in 2008. Christine is survived by her father, Lawrence, of Hillsborough, and two brothers, Robert of Portola Valley, and Kyle of Tampa, Florida. She is also survived by a nephew, Mark of Arlington, Virginia, and a sister-in-law, Diane and nephew and niece, Maxwell and Julia, all of Portola Valley.
Of the many loves in her life, the San Francisco Giants were a prime focus. Her in-depth knowledge of baseball was widely acknowledged among her peers and clients.
Christine's wit and wisdom will be sorely missed by her family, and everyone, on multiple continents, who had the pleasure to have known her.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 31, 2013
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