Christine Marie Novotny Fink

December 7, 1967January 5, 2015

Christine M. (Novotny) Fink passed away unexpectedly at home, on Jan. 5, 2015 in Payette, at the age of 47. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 17th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Christine’s life. Cremation is under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences can be made at by signing her guestbook.

Christine was born Dec. 7, 1967 in Sacramento, CA. She married Roger Fink in 1999; shortly thereafter they move to Wheatland, CA where they started C&R Dream Ranch. She enjoyed the challenge to break any horse and loved giving riding lessons to children; prior to that she worked as an optician. She was one of the youngest certified fire fighters in the state of California. Christine volunteered countless hours to animals, rescuing horses and working with the feral cat program in both California and Idaho. Her love of horses goes all the way back to childhood; one of her first jobs was paper delivery, which she did by horseback on her pony.

Christine is survived by her grandmother, Arrah Houseman of Penryn, CA; mother Gloria (Houseman) Christensen of Payette; brothers Dan (Lisa) Novotny of Payette and Ryan Novotny of Fruitland; Aunt Jennifer (Pete) Wolgemuth of Riverside, CA; uncles Bill Houseman and Gerald Houseman both of Penryn, CA; nephews Michael (Ashley) Novotny of Caldwell, Justin Novotny of Ontario, Jacob Novotny of Payette and Timothy Novotny of Fruitland; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that were all very dear to her. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Clarence Houseman of Penryn, CA; husband Roger Fink of Wheatland, CA; and father Jerry Novotny of Yuba City, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Blazing Hope Youth Family Ranch, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, PO Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 17, 2015


Christine Marie Novotny Fink

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Barbara Farnsworth

February 3, 2016

It's hard to believe a year has past already. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you or miss your beautiful face and laughter. Love you Chrissy...

Alma Roots

February 12, 2015

So many fond memories of you when you were young and attending school with Erika. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

Lisa Novotny

January 18, 2015

A LIMB HAS fallen from the
Family tree That says
Grieve not for me
Remember the BEST TIMES,
the laughter, the song
the good life I lived while I was STRONG.

Barbara Farnsworth

January 18, 2015

Missing you so. So hard today friend. To soon and doesn't seem fair. We have to trust in the Lord's timing. However, will will never feel right without you..all my love..Barbara Anne

Barbara Farnsworth

January 16, 2015

My condolences for the families loss. Christine was such a blessing to all. Those big brown eyes, her kind smiles, and gentleness will always be remembered. She was a special gift from the Lord to us all. Her strength and determination was admired by all. My heart struggles knowing that we won't have many more years to spend teasing each other. All my love, prayers, and thoughts for the family. All my love, tears, and gentle thoughts of you Christine my sweet and kind friend...Barbara and Stephen Harkins


January 9, 2015

I am so sorry Christine was a wonderful person Mom and I are keeping you and her family in our prayers. I always thought of her as my gardening buddy. I will miss our chats over the fence as we paused from pulling weeds. I will remember her with her rake in one hand and her bucket in the other. From you friends and neighbors down below. Dorothy and Charlene Wimpy