Rita Marlene (Getschmann) Christensen 84, passed away on September 14, 2017.

Marlene was born November 19, 1932, to Emil and Carrie Getschmann in Seattle, WA. Marlene grew up in Fall City, WA and graduated from Mt Si High School class of 1950.

Marlene was preceded in death by her first husband Glenn Johnston, brother Ray Getschmann, mother Carrie Getschmann, and father Emil Getschmann.

Marlene had four children with her first husband, RaeAnn, Jeff, Robin, and Judi Johnston. When she married her second husband Robert Christensen he brought his son Rob into our family and together they had a son Kevin.

Marlene is survived by her second husband Robert Christensen, her daughters RaeAnn (Steve) Hutt, Robin Thomas, Judi (Brad) Williams, and sons Jeff Johnston, Rob (Andi) Christensen, and Kevin Christensen. She has eleven grandchildren: Lisa Petrick, Brad (Dana) Hutt, Luke and Liam Johnston, Kristi (Roger) Samboer, Erin (Ben) Gossler, Ashley August, Adam (Kayla) August, Christopher (Kara) Christensen, Kayla (Brice) Templeton, and Kolton Christensen and blessed with thirteen great-grandchildren: Ryder, Chase, Sofia, Sasha, Hattie, Penelope, Noah, Jaxon, Reece, Bennett, Everett, Luke, and Karsen.

Mom was a great cook and loved trying new recipes. She loved listening to music, dancing, reading, Broadway plays, watching ice skating, sewing, and shopping. Mom also enjoyed gardening and traveling as well as meeting new people. Mom had a wonderful sense of humor, beautiful handwriting, and was very fashionable always making sure her outfits were color coordinated.

There will be no service at her request. Mom was such an animal lover her whole life that any donations in her name could be made to your local animal shelter or Humane Society. She was loved by many and will be missed. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA for their kind compassionate care.

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