Rhoda Gean Christian

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Rhoda Christian

Rhoda Gean Christian passed away on September 10, 2020. She was 73 years old.

Rhoda was born July 31, 1947, in Bothell, WA to her parents Olaf and Olava Christian. She attended Bothell High School, Lutheran Bible Institute, and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1972. Rhoda worked at UW Medical Center in the eye clinic for many years until her retirement in 2006. Rhoda was an avid UW Husky sports fan. She was active in her church, Bothell First Lutheran and later Holy Spirit Lutheran in Kirkland. Rhoda also was a charter member of the Sons of Norway of Bothell since 1973.

Rhoda is survived by her nephew Aaron (Julie) Christian and great-nephews, Evan and Connor; sister-in-law, Anita, and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruth; and her brother, David.

Rhoda will be buried in a private ceremony at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle. A memorial service will take place at a later time. Memorial donations can be made in Rhoda’s name to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland, WA.

6 Responses to “Rhoda Gean Christian”

  • Bonnie Clipson says:

    I will miss Rhoda. What dear, kind and sweet women.
    She will be much missed at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.
    God’s Peace to her family.

  • Nancy McGee says:

    Rhoda was a dedicated person. I can still see her up in front of our congregation coaxing our children to sing their hearts out!

  • Fergus Prestbye says:

    Rhoda was a classmate of mine at Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle in 1965-67. We remained friends to the end, seeing each other frequently at church events and Sons of Norway events. Her constant smile was always an encouragement to me as we shared memories of her Mother, Sister and Brother, all of whom I became acquainted with over the years. As an auctioneer I handled much of sister Ruth’s Estate and as a broadcaster was very familiar with her brother David’s exceptional work in radio at PLU.

  • Jeff Toycen says:

    Love Rhoda
    My second grade Sunday school teacher and a beautiful soul

  • mikkel gredvig says:

    blessings cousin Rhoda in your next adventure
    peace and love

  • Chris Martin says:

    So many wonderful memories with Rhoda! Our kids loved her as a Sunday school teacher and we loved her as part of our church family!

    Rest In Peace Rhoda

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