July 29, 1946 - September 3, 2021 Passed away at Sunrise senior living facility at age 75. Chris lived her whole life in Riverside, CA. She attended St. Francis de Sales school, RCC, and Redlands University. She was a Registered Nurse with a B.S. in Health Science and A.A. in Nursing. Chris worked at Riverside Community Hospital (1967 - 1990) as Head Nurse then Oncology Nursing Director, and Desert Comprehensive Cancer Center (1991 - 2011). She was a Catholic, devoted to family, and enjoyed beaches, fashion, peacocks, music, and dancing. Chris is survived by her daughters Angela Rothschild (Sam) and Theresa de Silva (Jayantha), granddaughters Jessica (Brandon) and Amanda, and brothers Fred (Margie) and Richard (Marisse) Martinez. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Lucy Martinez. All services in Riverside. Visitation/viewing: Monday Oct. 4 from 5 to 8pm (testimonials 6 to 7pm) at mortuary. Funeral: Tuesday Oct. 5 at 11:30am at St. Andrew Newman Center church, 105 W. Big Springs Road (near UCR). Burial: 1:30pm at Olivewood Memorial 3300 Central Blvd. Reception 2 to 4pm at The Grove church, all invited. Acheson and Graham Mortuary 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA (951) 688-1221
Published by The Press-Enterprise on Oct. 3, 2021.