Christina Ranger

 

[with photo – Ranger]

Christina Jeanne Ranger, 60, passed away at her home in Goldendale on July 12, 2020. She had been on oxygen for the last several years while awaiting a double lung transplant. She was born in Oxnard, California, to Darrel Gene Ranger and Gloria Eileen (Fraser) Ranger Tuttle on April 24, 1960.

Chris married Daniel F. Phillips in 1979, again in 1988, and later was in a committed relationship with Otis R. Johnson, who she was with for the last 26 years. She was a member of the Christian Broadcasting Network, faithfully watching the show each day, and the Salvation Army Church. She loved drawing, coloring in adult coloring books and the fuzzy posters, camping trips, trips to Lincoln City to the beach and casino, traveling and viewing historical sites and markers, and was a longtime member of pool league. Christina also enjoyed cooking, making fancy cakes and cupcakes for birthdays, loved her birds, cats and dogs, spending time with her grandchildren, and always had a Sudoku electronic game in hand the last couple of years. The Phillips/Ranger family moved back to Washington for better health care after living in Alaska from 1983-1988; at that time they fell on hard times due to the theft of a wallet holding the family's moving money while stopped at a park in Seattle, which ended up with the family living at Paradise Point State Park in Battleground once they reached Vancouver. Chris was always proud of the fact that while the family might have had biscuits and gravy every night for dinner, it was never the same gravy twice. The family fortunes improved, which enabled moving into a shelter, then they were able to get a house. After that, Chris battled off and on with health problems, having Crohn's, and would spend up to 30 days at a time in the hospital. After moving to Goldendale, she went to work for Bishop Red Rock, where she worked as a red rock bagging crew supervisor, on wreck recovery for Bishop Towing and for Bishop Services on fires. Her desserts and salads were hugely popular with the firefighters. Previous jobs while living in Alaska included working at an accounting firm and in a doctor's office as the office manager.


She is survived by her partner Otis R. Johnson of Goldendale; children Krystal Danielle Phillips of Goldendale, Daniel Kristopher Phillips of Twin Falls, Idaho and Dwayne Kelly Phillips of Goldendale; stepchildren Kamala J. Phillips-Butler, Kimalyn J. Phillips Roberts, Kenneth R. Johnson, Amanda Johnson Boyes, Melissa Johnson Munoz, Anita Johnson Bowman, Matthew Johnson, and Andrew Johnson; siblings Patrick Ranger of Twin Falls, Ron Nuttall of Porter Ranch, California, Terry Dean Bonebrake of California, Darrel Gene Bonebrake of Battle Ground, Washington, Darrell Joseph Ranger of Issaquah, Washington, and Cyndi Eskins of McMinnville, Oregon; her Aunt Mary (Frank) West of Toppenish and Uncle John (Carrie) Fraser of Palm Springs; and 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren plus one fur-grandchild Bruno "Boo" Phillips.


Chris was preceded in death by her father Darrel, mother Gloria, and older brother Richard, who passed away as a child.

The family of Christina Ranger asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Youth Empowerment Shelter, PO Box 107, The Dalles, OR 97058, which is a homeless shelter for kids.

A memorial service was held on July 23, 2020 with internment at Mt. View Cemetery. To send condolences to Christina's family, please visit http://www.gardnerfh.com.

 

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