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  • Kathryn Campbell Christianson

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  • Kathryn Campbell Christianson, 52, of Bend, Ore., passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Bend. She was born in Fort Smith, Ark., the daughter of Breckinridge Campbell and the late Frances Gibson Carruthers Campbell. Kathryn graduated from Forman School in Litchfield, Conn., before attending college at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla. majoring in interior design. She later received her certificate of accomplishment in professional bartending.
    In 1996 she met her future husband, Michael marrying in 1999 and settling in Bend, Ore. Kathryn was an accomplished designer of furniture and interiors of homes. She loved hockey, watching her favorite team the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup in 2012. Kathryn also was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, making many trips with her husband on their Harley. While in California she was a member of San Dimas Church in San Dimas, Calif., as well as the Christian Ministry in Calif. and Ore.
    Kathryn is survived by her husband, Michael Christianson, of Bend, Ore.; three children, Taylor Smith, B.J. Christianson, and Mattea Christianson, all of Bend; three grandchildren; her father, Breckinridge Campbell, of Little Rock; and her constant companion and love, her Shih Tzu named Madison. Kathryn was predeceased by her mother, Frances Gibson Carruthers Campbell who died in 2006 and brother, Breckinridge Campbell, II who died in 1989.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
    Memorials in lieu of flowers maybe made to The Foundation for Aids Research, 120 Wall St., 13th Fl., New York, NY 10005-3902.
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