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Christine Ann Emma (Meichtry)

December 7, 1947 - May 3, 2019

A celebration of her life will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Sweet Home VFW.

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Christine Ann Emma, 71, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away of a heart attack on Friday, May 3, 2019. She was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to Ted Richard and Betty Jean (McKibben) Meichtry.

She moved with her family to Sweet Home in 1956. She attended Foster Grade School and Sweet Home High School. She graduated in 1966. She married John Emma on October 20, 1972.

Christine worked for Brownsville Molding plant, for Don Wolfe at Santiam Drugs, and as a bartender and waitress for The Point Restaurant. She spent her last working years as head custodian at the Sweet Home Junior High School. She volunteered for many organizations: Girl Scouts, OHA, Veterans, and Elks. She was Elkette of the year.

She loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing, and playing Bingo and Bunko. She devoted her whole life to John, kids, and granchildren. She spent a lot of time teaching them to fish, rock hound, hunt, and play games and puzzles. She taught her grandsons to drive. She loved dancing, singing, and camping.

Christine is survived by her loving and treasured family; husband John Emma of Sweet Home; daughters JewelleMoore and Katie and her husband, Gil Guzman, of Sweet Home; step-son Steve and his wife, Erin, of California; siblings Sharon Stafford and her significant other, Chuck of Tillamook, Janice Borden, Vickie and her husband, Wayne Walker, and Donna and her husband, Sam Lucontro, all of Sweet Home; honorary sister Kathy Dustan of Jonesville, Wisconsin; her aunt Theresa of Wisconsin; eight-plus grandchildren; five-plus great grandchildren; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Christine was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Kathleen.

A celebration of her life will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Sweet Home VFW.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.