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Elsie "Chris" Middleton Bryant (Christensen)

January 10, 1918 - November 30, 2009

No services are planned at this time. Final burial will be at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund, Evergreen Hospice serving Sweet Home, or a charity of your choice.

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Chris Bryant, age 91, of Sweet Home passed away Monday. She was born in Harrisburg, Oregon to Anders Christian and Katharine Elizabeth (Williams) Christensen.

After high school, Chris attended beauty school in Eugene and worked as a Beauty Operator. She married Denver A. Middleton on June 23, 1940 at the home of her parents, A.C. and Katharine Christensen in Harrisburg.

She and Denver moved to Timber, Oregon where they both worked for the railroad. Jobs relocated them to Grants Pass where Denver passed away June 12, 1961.

Chris continued to live for several years in the Grants Pass area. She worked for US Bank in Grants Pass, Brownsville, Sweet Home, and Halsey until her retirement in 1979. She then moved back to Sweet Home to be near her sister, Blake Enos.

Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, and telling stories. She was active with the Sweet Home Elkettes.

She is survived by her brother, Ben Christensen of Harrisburg; nieces, Jean Price of Prineville and Roxie Putman of Albany; nephews, Clifford Christensen of Terrebonne, Cecil Christensen of Eugene, Charles Christensen of Harrisburg, and Hubert Christensen of Harrisburg; and many grand nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by her husband, Denver; parents; brother, Leonard Christensen; and sister, Blake Enos.

No services are planned at this time. Final burial will be at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens in Grants Pass, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund, Evergreen Hospice serving Sweet Home, or a charity of your choice.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.