Margaret C. Sweet Christensen passed away January 1, 2013, in Escondido, Calif. A family service will be held at a later date.

Margaret was born August 22, 1917 in Crete, N.D. to Niels M. Andersen and Anna Pedersen Andersen. She worked for the Jackson County Tax Department from 1952-1979. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Medford. She enjoyed travel, senior Olympics, shuffleboard, and swimming.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Rayma Bateman; son, Jerry Stephens (Marta); sisters, Irene Stephens and Sally Coash; three grandchildren and spouses Matt Bateman (Susan), Joleen Stephens-Eggers (Jeremy), and Derek Stephens (Heather); and six great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Raymond E. Stephens, Desmond L. Sweet, and Harry "Paul" Christensen; and five brothers.

Arrangements handled by Perl Funeral Home.