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Janet Eddessa Christy

1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Janet Eddessa Christy Obituary
Janet Eddessa Christy
March 16, 2015

Janet was born on March 8, 1929 to Lila and Dugald McKinnon of Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Grant High School Portland, Oregon in 1948, then enrolled at Oregon State University where she was affiliated with the Alpha Phi Sorority. It was there where she met her husband to be, Robert Christy. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 1951 and became a stewardess for Frontier Airlines, eventually becoming Chief Stewardess.

On June 14, 1953, she married her husband and spent the next twenty years moving from one military base to the next while raising two daughters, Dianne Bohnsack of Berlin, Germany, and Linda Moral of Houston, Texas. During the military sojourn, Janet was a Navy Relief Guidance Counselor.

The family moved to Palos Verdes in July, 1973, where she quickly immersed herself in volunteer work. Janet belonged to several organizations, such as Welcome Wagon, Las Candalistas, CAP, and the Encore Circle to name just a few. She chaired numerous committees, fund raised and was often asked to model for various fashion shows. Playing bridge, extensive traveling and golf were just a few of her other interests.

In 1984, recognizing a need for a financial support group for the newly formed Norris Theater, Janet Christy founded ACT II. The group raises funds for the theatre by producing musical variety shows, as well as hosting luncheons and fashion shows. Since its inception, Act II has raised over $450,000 in support of the theater. Janet remained an active member of the Board of Directors of the Norris Theater for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, her two daughters; sons-in-law, Dr. Oliver Bohnsack and Dr. Oner Moral; and two grandsons, Robert and Christopher-Drake. She exuded a unique beauty and grace, and is terribly missed by her family.

Janet's life was celebrated with an intimate family Memorial according to her wishes. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 24, 2015
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