Obituaries

Obituaries » Christine Elizabeth Nyberg

Christine Elizabeth Nyberg

April 27, 1963 - June 2, 2022

In lieu of a memorial service, it was Christine’s wish for folks to celebrate her new Heavenly life in their own way with fond memories, stories, good company, music, food, drink, love, and laughter.   
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Christine’s favorite causes of SafeHaven Humane Society in Tangent, Oregon, wolf rescue, or to veteran organizations.

Obituary Viewed 205 times

Christine Elizabeth Nyberg, 59, of Sweet Home passed away June 2, 2022. She was born to Donald and Roberta Nyberg in Florida during their service in the US Navy. 

She inherited the gift of music and song from her grandmothers and her father of stage name Don Cole, and graduated from Idaho’s Mountain Home High School where she further honed her singing talent.  Christine performed in her small-town high school chorus at a 1970’s Mt. Hood Community College Jazz Festival competition in Gresham, Oregon where they won a coveted award.
Her outgoing, entertaining personality served her well in her employment as a Liz Clairborne sales associate, hay combine operator, former Crescent Lake Resort bartender/mixologist/server, and finally at Spoleto’s Italian Restaurant in Sweet Home, Oregon as manager and lead cook.  
Besides music, Christine was passionate about storytelling, jokes, and feeding people – other things she inherited  – and promoting dog, wolf, and veteran causes. It was not unusual to hear Christine teaching her kitchen staff while singing (with attitude!) to her favorite music, like Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”, as she whipped up a batch of her well-known cheesecake desserts.  She also sang Cloudy Days to her family’s littles.  She loved creating delicious food and the best cocktail and wine pairings for her guests, and a philosophy she shared with her father was that if you can do nothing else to help people, you can at least feed them.  
She came from a line of strong women and her grit was palpable during her recent cancer journey.  She remained optimistic and hopeful during several hospital stays, and inspired family with her upbeat attitude.  Just days before she went home to Heaven, she remained “Christine” with her signature wit and humor intact.  
She is survived by her sisters: Naomi, Lorrie, Lisa, and Allison; and many nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents Don and Roberta and her beloved hybrid wolf fur baby Lucas who lived a long life due to her exceptional care.  
In lieu of a memorial service, it was Christine’s wish for folks to celebrate her new Heavenly life in their own way with fond memories, stories, good company, music, food, drink, love, and laughter.   
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Christine’s favorite causes of SafeHaven Humane Society in Tangent, Oregon, wolf rescue, or to veteran organizations.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com