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Christina "Chris" G (Norwood) Kennedy

April 2, 1940 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 80)

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Christina G. “Chris” Kennedy was born on April 2, 1940 in Rupert, Idaho to parents, Virgil and Mildred Christensen Norwood. She died on September 26, 2020 at her home in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 80 years. She was raised throughout the west as her father worked on construction projects. Chris was united in marriage to Louis “Sonny” Kennedy on September 7, 1957 in Selah, Washington. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 1957 where they raised their three sons: Alan, Dean and Gary. Chris stayed home until the boys were in school and she went to work at Burnham’s Department Store. In 1992 they moved to Boardman, Oregon and she worked as a teacher's aide for the Boardman School District. Chris enjoyed bowling, gardening, traveling and watching classic movies.

She is survived by her sons: Dean Kennedy, Battle Ground, WA and Gary Kennedy, Hermiston, OR; sisters: Carol Nelson, Hermiston, OR and Faye Demeree, Shelton, WA; grandchildren: Nathan, Heather, Bradley, Kirsten, Megan, Devan, Justin, Jessica and Jordan; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by her husband: Sonny, a son: Alan, a granddaughter: Rebecca Kelly and her parents.       

A graveside service following state guidelines will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.

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Graveside Service
October 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Hermiston Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hermiston, OR 97838

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