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Young's Funeral Home

11831 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR

OBITUARY

Ernest Tolen Christison

November 24, 1932December 29, 2019
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Ernest “Ernie” Christison, 87, of Beaverton, passed away December 29, 2019. There was a memorial mass in Portland, OR on January 3, 2020 at St. John Fisher Catholic Church. There will be a graveside service at Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, ID on January 11, 2020 at 11:00am. A luncheon and eulogy will be held at noon at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall in Emmett ID. Ernest was born November 24, 1932 in Emmett to Jack Christison and Frances Kesgard. He married Velda “Gale” Bernard October 7, 1955. He served in the Navy and was a Lumber Sales Manager at Hampton Lumber Company. Ernest enjoyed his vintage cars and being a part of the car clubs, and spending the winter months in Yuma AZ. Ernest is survived by daughter, Denise and husband, Henry; son, Rod; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his four sisters; Pat Rhodes, Marilyn Howard, Jerry Elsberry Darlene Mingus and his four brothers: Everett, Jack, Ron, and Larry. In lieu of flowers please donate on Ernie’s behalf to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Young’s Funeral Home, Tigard, OR.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Friday, January 3, 2020

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Delores Robbins

January 6, 2020

Ernie was a dear friend... separated in the years by miles, but still. He, Everett and my husband, Gary, were EHS classmates, and Gary had many fond memories of the Christison family. Ernie (or ‘Tiny’ as I first met him) was the epitome of a gentleman, and a truly kind and caring person. Reuniting in retirement years, we enjoyed our socializing in Yuma when he and Gail joined the Emmett group that gathered in the winter months, and our occasional visits in Oregon. I will miss his smile, and genuine interest when he asked ‘how are you?’ I know he is well now.

Carol Mooney

January 4, 2020

Ernie was the best!!! A truly loving husband to Gail and I'm sure a loving father and grandfather as well. What those from Westbrook have already said is totally true. I share the same memories of him but I also remember walking next to him on the treadmill at the Stuhr Center. Talking with Ernie was always a delightful experience. He will be sorely missed. Our community will not be the same without him.

Ilene Nutt

January 4, 2020

Ernie was a kind friend and neighbor and will be missed greatly around Westbrook.
I especially remember the big smile he gave to everyone.

What a sweetheart he was!

I know he is with his Lord today.

Judith Stumpf

January 4, 2020

I remember Ernie at the luncheon club and driving his car in the Fourth of July parade. He was a gentleman to be remembered! Our community will miss him! Judith Stumpf

steve richert

January 4, 2020

Ernie lived across our walkway, and Margo and I found him one of nicest, gentle-natured and most generous neighbors we've ever had. And I think it's safe to say, most others felt the same about Ernie. His winning way will surely be missed by the Westbrook Community.
Before it goes on
And only I'm left
Before the parade passes by
I've gotta get in step while there's still time left
I'm ready to move out in front
Life without life has no reason or rhyme left
With the rest of them
With the best of them
I wanna hold my head up high
I need a goal again
I need a drive again
I wanna feel my heart coming alive again
Before the parade passes by

Joanie Strong-Spencer

January 2, 2020

I had the pleasure to work with Ernie for many many years at Hampton Lumber Sales.

Ernie was always a kind Gentleman.

He will be missed!

Rod Christison

January 1, 2020

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