Christella Lynn (McClintock) Knowlton

March 13, 1959February 17, 2010

Christella Lynn (McClintock) Knowlton, originally from Indiana. Christella L. (McClintock) Knowlton 50 was born in New Castle, Indiana to Herbert and Beverly McClintock on March 13, 1959 and died in Phoenix on February 17, 2010. Chris was a day care provider for 20 years helping raise hundreds of children. She married Douglas A. Knowlton January 17, 1976 in Phoenix at the Church of Christ where they attend. She is survived by her husband of 34 years Doug, children Brent, Allyse, and Nathan; three grown children Kaden, and Aryia, and KayLynn, brothers Kevin and Lonnie (David), sisters Tina and Debra Wee. In the past five years she began her fight to conquer cancer. In that time she became a avid nutritionist, learning and teaching all the different ways to fight sickness and disease. Though she was fighting her self, she was there for everyone else helping them get through their trials, She lived a life of faith and had a strong relationship with God. She loved her family and she will be missed by all those who knew her. We love her very, very much and know she is going to a better place. Funeral Services will be Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary located at 7924 N. 59 Ave. in Glendale Arizona. Visitation will be two hours before the funeral at the mortuary. Burial will be in Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale, Arizona.



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Christella Lynn (McClintock) Knowlton

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February 21, 2015

Chris, I think of you often and remember your seemingly unending energy and love towards others...God bless you and your family who will miss you untill they see you again...


June 3, 2010

Aunt Chris was one of the greatest people I have ever been blessed enough to know. She was always there for anyone who needed her, including me. She taught me many important lessons about life; about how to communicate with God and how to bring Him into my life. I have many memories of her, and in all of them she was happy, loving, and bright-eyed. Never once did I question her. She will always be in my heart and memories. I loved her very much.

P.J. Hudak

May 28, 2010

Mrs. Knowlton was a light in my life that saved me from darkness. I will always be grateful for the kindness and caring that only a mother could show me.

P.J. Hudak

May 28, 2010

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Brenda Luster

May 8, 2010

Dear Doug and Family,
I just found this memorial online today, and am very very sorry to learn of Chris's passing.
Chris and I met in Indiana in about 1967 when we were in the 4th grade. We became best friends. When my parents moved my family to Scottsdale, Arizona, Chris talked her parents into moving to Arizona several months later, and lo and behold we ended up living right around the corner from each other. We were inseparable for several years until our early years of high school, when Chris's family moved across town to the west side of Phoenix.
We have continued contact over the last 40 years. Unfortunately, it has been several years since I've been able to visit Chris in person.
But whenever we did see one another, there were many remembrances and laughs over silly things we did in our early teens.
Thank you Doug, for encouraging Chris to contact me and pursue a renewed and continued friendship with me after she met you and we got separated by distance during our high school years.
Chris became an enduring and trusted friend who prayed for me and encouraged me over the years.
My life was enriched by her presence in it and I will miss her yearly letters and pictures!
Much love to you all,

Mike & Pam Hill

March 1, 2010

To Doug, Brent, Danielle (Alyse) Nathan,Jen, Beverly and the rest of the family: We love all of you and we love Chris very much. She was such an inspiration by her faith in the Almighty God and by being prepared to meet her maker. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, give a hug or just to give an encouraging word. My husband Mike and I will miss you until we meet again. Love always, Mike & Pam Concho, AZ

anonymous friend

February 26, 2010

Deepest condolences to all who are mourning the (temporary) loss of such a great person. Chris, I know you are rejoicing with your savior and other loved ones who are there too, and I know the day is coming when we will all see you again! Thank you Chris for the kind of life you lived, that touched so many of us and our loved ones. Thank you but most importantly Thanks to Jesus for creating someone like you....Love forever


February 26, 2010

Chris you are going to be deeply missed. Doug and kids we are here if you ever need anything, we love you guys and send our prays your way.

Denise Bro

February 26, 2010

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Chris. Although I only met Chris a few times, each time was a blessing. She was a delightful person and the strength she portrayed in her battle against cancer will forever be an inspiration and lesson to me. God Bless the Family and Thank you Tod Jarrett for bringing Chris' presence into my life. Love Denise and Keith Bro

tonia hawkins

February 25, 2010

Dear Allyse and Knowlton family,

I want to start of by saying i am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss Chris dearly and she will always be in my heart. I have many memories of Chris as me and her daughter Allyse were best friends for several years. My biggest regret was not keeping in touch like i should. Chris was a big part of our family, i use to go over there almost every day after school and almost every weekend. I remember going to church several times with the family. I have alot more memories but i will be writing for ever if i keep on going, but those memories i will never forget. Chris was such a beautiful person inside and out and she will never be forgotton. She was such a postitive person, a way i think alot of people should be.She loved her family and all the children she cared for unconditionally. One thing i will always remember is Chris was like my second mom, I know i could always go to Chris for the best advice. Please accept my deepest sympothies for your loss. I love you all so very much and you will be in my thoughts.

Love Always
Tonia Hegedus