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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors

5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX

OBITUARY

Christine Crain

August 16, 1939October 25, 2019
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Christine (Chrissie) Zethraeus Crain of Nacogdoches passed away October 25, 2019, in Nacogdoches at the age of 80. She was born August 16, 1939, in Fort Worth to parents Cecil Calvert Zethraeus and Christine (Sloan) Zethraeus.

Chrissie was raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1957. She went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin. While there, she pledged the Theta Zeta chapter of Delta Delta Delta where she was initiated in 1958. She later transferred to UTMB in Galveston in 1959, graduating with a BS in Nursing in 1962. Chrissie married Dr. Burton Crain, Jr. in 1962. They lived in Houston and Germany before settling in Nacogdoches in 1968.

In 1972, Mrs. Crain assisted in the beginnings of the Beta Xi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta where she served as Alumni Advisor until 1986.

Chrissie was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her brother, Calvert Cecil Zethraeus; children, Christine Annette Crain and Burton Cecil Crain and wife Kathryn; grandchildren, Patrick Crain, Zoe Crain, William (Billy) Vermeulen, Burton Crain, and Erik Crain; niece, Mary Goodman; nephew, Neal Zethraeus; and special friends, Claire Lopeman and Mrs. Loma L. (Bev) Laird and children.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Grace Bible Church in Nacogdoches officiated by Dr. Rick Hurst. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019, at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2019, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home.

Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Christine Crain Delta Delta Delta Scholarship sent via mail with a check made payable to the SFASU Foundation to PO Box 6092-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962. Friends and family can also makes a donation online at www.sfasu.edu/craindeltadeltadelta or via phone by calling (936) 468-5406.

Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Carolyn Morley

November 2, 2019

Dearest Christine and Burton Cecil,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a loving and generous person and was always kind and gracious to me all the years I knew her. I know her faith was deep and guided her throughout her life. My heart is sad for you at your tremendous loss. You are in my prayers at this difficult time. May God bring peace to your hearts as you navigate without her in the future. Much love, Carolyn Morley - Denton, TX

Dana Laird

October 30, 2019

Mrs. Crain was one of my mothers best friends, and I have known her my entire life she was always such a fundamental part of our lives
I remember being a child and her energy and sweet spirit
She was always there for every occasion every birthday graduation wedding
I treasure the memory of her and what she was to my family which was an unbelievable friend and confidant
I pray she rest in peace and is in heaven with my father
May God bless Christine and Burton Cecil

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Biography

Christine (Chrissie) Zethraeus Crain of Nacogdoches passed away October 25, 2019, in Nacogdoches at the age of 80. She was born August 16, 1939, in Fort Worth to parents Cecil Calvert Zethraeus and Christine (Sloan) Zethraeus.

Chrissie was raised in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1957. She went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin. While there, she pledged the Theta Zeta chapter of Delta Delta Delta where she was initiated in 1958. She later transferred to UTMB in Galveston in 1959, graduating with a BS in Nursing in 1962. Chrissie married Dr. Burton Crain, Jr. in 1962. They lived in Houston and Germany before settling in Nacogdoches in 1968.

In 1972, Mrs. Crain assisted in the beginnings of the Beta Xi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta where she served as Alumni Advisor until 1986.

Chrissie was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her brother, Calvert Cecil Zethraeus; children, Christine Annette Crain and Burton Cecil Crain and wife Kathryn; grandchildren, Patrick Crain, Zoe Crain, William (Billy) Vermeulen, Burton Crain, and Erik Crain; niece, Mary Goodman; nephew, Neal Zethraeus; and special friends, Claire Lopeman and Mrs. Loma L. (Bev) Laird and children.