Christine O. Burroughs
Christine O. Burroughs

Christine Olivia Burroughs, 68, of Albuquerque passed away Jan. 29, 2021 at Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center. The youngest of four children of Nick Petrison and Ann Tudor, she was born in Canton, Ohio where she grew up and would later move to Austin, Texas and eventually to New Mexico.

Having a flair for the written word, Chris earned a BA degree in journalism from Kent State University in 1974 and a MA in communications from the University of New Mexico in 1996. She started her writing career as a journalist for the Round Rock Leader in Texas and would later work in communications for Sandia Labs, the University of New Mexico and Hearst Public Relations. At the time of her retirement, she was a Marketing Communications Manager at Central New Mexico Community College. Chris also served as an officer for League of Woman Voters and for the Albuquerque Press Women, having been a member for many years.

Chris' family and friends are left heartbroken for her departure. You didn't have to know her long before you realized that in Chris you had one of the most non-judgmental people you would ever encounter. We will always remember her for her sincere, gentle nature, her assiduous approach to her career, her relentless support to those she loved and her special affection for Basenji dogs. We take a little comfort knowing that Chris is now with her son Stacy who passed five years ago. She is survived by her spouse, James Burroughs of Albuquerque; her sister and her sister's spouse, Vicky and Henry Lewin of Griffin, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. A virtual memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. on March 13, 2021. If you desire to attend and have not been provided with contact information. Please contact James Burroughs a few days before the service.

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Published by Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 21, 2021.
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I was truly blessed to have her as a co-worker and friend. When her office was moved due to renovations at CNM, she came in through the front door in I bldg, and I could only see the top of her head, our counter is kind of tall. And as I stood up, I was greeted with the friendliest face I have ever seen. I knew at the moment, I needed to be this woman's friend. I am so lucky that I was able to spend a lot of time with her in the office while she was there. I learned so much from her, and our conversations helped me in ways I'm sure she never knew. I will miss my friend. My family and I send our condolences to her family and friends ❤
Amanda Vital
February 21, 2021
I knew Christine at Sandia National Laboratories, she was always such a sweet loving person, always smiling. Condolences to James and all her family. Rest In Peace Christine. Sincerely, Dorothy McCoy
Dorothy McCoy
February 21, 2021
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