OBITUARY

Christine Eiten

November 1, 1964November 18, 2021

Christine L. Eiten, 57 of Highlands Ranch CO, died at her home on November 18, 2021. She was born to James and Sandra (Pfieffer) Ranney on November 1, 1964 in Peoria, IL. A few short years later she became the “big” sister to James Ranney Jr.

She grew up in East Peoria, IL. where she met her lifelong friend Tonya TerMaat. While at East Peoria High School she was on the Poms team and placed 4th academically in her 1982 graduating class. She very much enjoyed her time at East Peoria HS and her classmates. Chris then continued her education at the University of Iowa. While at Iowa she studied Finance, attended many of the Hawkeyes football and basketball games, and was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority before graduating in 1986.

Chris decided to move to Colorado in 1986 and started her career in downtown Denver at United Bank as a teller before moving over to Pitney Bowes as a Denver area sales representative. Chris then met her future husband, Nick Eiten, of Ladd, IL. Chris and Nick were raised 60 miles apart in Illinois but ended up meeting one another in a Denver apartment complex. They got married on October 20, 1990 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria, IL, and not long after they decided to settle down in Highlands Ranch, CO to begin their lives together.

Chris was an extremely thoughtful and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to all and was considered a Mom to many. She was an especially proud fan of her Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Iowa Hawkeyes. Upon the birth of their second of four children, Chris decided to stay at home and devote as much time as possible to raising her children. She found no greater joy in life than being with and raising her children and her door was always open to anyone in need. Chris was very involved with her children as they progressed through Cougar Run Grade School and Cresthill Middle School and especially enjoyed being class mom many of those years. As her kids moved on to high school, she was involved with multiple booster clubs for Highlands Ranch High School, including Football, Lacrosse, Softball, and Tennis, along with lending a helping hand anywhere else needed.

Christine is survived by her immediate family: Zachary, Joshua, Nicole, Paige, and former husband Nick Eiten of Highlands Ranch, CO. She is also survived by her parents James and Sandra Ranney of East Peoria, IL as well as her brother James Ranney Jr. of Baltimore, MD.

Christine’s visitation will be from 2 - 4:15 p.m. Friday, December 3 at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd. in Littleton. From 4:15 – 5pm we’ll spend some time reminiscing about Chris’s wonderful life. Burial will be at the same location on December 4 at 10am.

Services

3 December

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

3 December

Celebration of Life

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

4 December

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Blvd
Centennial, CO 80121

Memories

Christine Eiten

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Bernie & Celia Friedland

November 27, 2021

To: Nick, Zach, Josh, Nicole and Paige.

We are thinking of you and send our condolences to you. May all your wonderful and happy memories together help you during this sad time.

Bernie and Celia Friedland

Cathy Robinson

November 23, 2021

Chris wore the Mother title with pride and raised 4 amazing children. She was an active and ready participant in our community. She was welcoming to our children and supported each one. I remember her as room mother, volunteer and cheer-leader for each of her and our children. She attended our events and supported each of us as mothers and community members. I remember her homemade meal delivered when I was ill as I imagine she did for many. It is one of our favorites and we still refer to it as Chris Eiten’s Chicken.
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Eiten Family.
Jon and Cathy Robinson, Michael & Aryn

Jenny Mann-Brown

November 23, 2021

I remember when Chris arrived at Bolin School in East Peoria as a new student. We were 4th graders in Mrs. Bucher's class. Chris was so intelligent. Her work ethic was second to none and she inspired me to work harder. She and her family joined my church. We had a lot of fun participating in youth group trips and activities. I can't believe you are gone, Chris. May you rest in peace.