Chris was born in Waltham, Ma. She graduated Framingham Union Hospital a Registered Nurse and continued to work there for eight years. In 1973 she met her husband Tom, first as a patient they then crossed paths a year and a half later and married June 13, 1975. In 1979 Chris and Tom took the long route on a trip to California, 6 months and 13,000 miles later found Santa Cruz. Chris worked as a registered nurse at Community Hospital on Frederick St. In 1983 she left nursing to join Tom in their sign business Donovan Signs, working together for 38 years. She loved art attending numerous classes over the years, then created her own art reflecting her personality in water color, acrylic/mixed media and cold wax. Chris also enjoyed writing poetry including being published in a quarterly anthology. She acquired an ear for folk music reflected in her CD collection and attending live concerts here in Santa Cruz. Chris and Tom enjoyed 44 years together as life partners.
Service for Chris will be held at Oakwood Memorial Park Chapel, Paul Sweet Rd. Santa Cruz February 28 at 11:00.