Christine "Chris" Hostetler
1951 - 2021
Christine 'Chris' Hostetler
April 7, 1951 - Dec. 21, 2021
Chris passed away Dec. 21, 2021, at the age of 70. She was born in Portland and lived there most of her life, she also spent time in Arizona.
Chris graduated from John Marshall HS class of 1969.
Chris was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Alveen Hostetler; her siblings, Mary Sample, Judy Sherwin and Bob Hostetler; and her niece, Lynn Austin (Sample) passed away earlier in November of whom Chris was acting as her primary caregiver.
Chris is survived by sister-in-law, Susan Hostetler; nieces and nephews, David Sample, Nicole, Katelan, Jacob, Keith, Jeff, Jennifer, and Molly; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m., Jan. 22, 2022, at Gateway Church, 13300 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland, OR.
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Published by The Oregonian from Jan. 11 to Jan. 16, 2022.
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13300 N.E. San Rafael St, Portland, OR
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I have so many fond memories of Chris. I met Chris in the 5th grade, and we remained close best friends for years even though we were miles apart. I find myself laughing every time I pull up a memory, most of which were pure shenanigans. I will always have a special place for her in my heart.
Cathy Cawood Huntington
January 16, 2022
Chris was my Husbands Aunt, but really was more of a Sister as they were only 6 years apart, and spent a lot of time together growing up and also as adults. My fondest memories of Chris had to do with her outrageous sense of humor! She could have been a stand up comedian I often told her. From the first time I met her to the last week of her life when we were together, she had me laughing so hard that tears were running down my face!! That was Chris, always finding some humor in even the most difficult situations. She often told me that as a very young child she used humor as a way to keep the focus off of the fact that she wore thick glasses, due to being legally blind. Chris had her quirks which only made her more endearing to me. She would always say I Love you when ending telephone conversations and you knew she meant it. During my Sister in Law´s ( Chrises Niece) Lynn Austin´s last year and 1/2 of battling brain cancer, Chris moved back from Arizona to be her live in caretaker. She took such good care of her and when visiting many times she could bring a smile or a laugh from Lynn which always warmed my heart. To know Chris was to Love her, and I will miss her and her smile and laughter.
Bonnie Sample
January 16, 2022
Chris was the funniest person I ever knew. Her view of life left me envious and wanting more. We talked about a year ago and planned to meet and catch up. I will miss her dearly. She was one in a million. My sympathies to her family and friends.
Donna Kalbrener
January 14, 2022
Chris was the funniest person I ever met. Bar none. Her view of life, left me envious and wanting more. We talked about a year ago and planned to meet and catch up... I will miss her dearly. The was a treasure. My sympathies to her family and friends.
Donna Kalbrener
January 12, 2022
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