Christina Lee Bates
October 4, 1951 - December 31, 2015
Christina Lee Bates, 64, of Medford, Ore. joined her two precious daughters, Wendy and Anna in heaven, December 31, 2015.
Chris was a mother, friend, companion, and mentor throughout her life. She worked for 43 years for Southern Oregon ESD with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (PDHH) pre-kindergarteners all the way through high school. She had a passion for making a difference in the lives of these children and their families. She was dearly loved by her co-workers and all whom she had the privilege of assisting.
She had great love for her family and her many friends, and had many passions. She enjoyed traveling, camping, being creative, her dog Sunny, and anything and everything having to do with her grandchildren. She loved being an interpreter and working with children, but the two titles she loved the most in this world were ‘mother’ and ‘grandmother,’ in which she found the most joy and meaning.
Chris is survived by her three sons, Justin, Scotty, and Brett; her daughter, Alison; her five grandchildren; and her partner of 25 years, Randy.
A celebration of Chris’s life will be held at 11: 00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Historic Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 405 E. California Street, Jacksonville, Oregon.