Monday, September 16, 2013

Christine Alice Harden Rife, BHS 1965

Christine Alice Harden Rife, BHS 1965

Christine passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, after a three year battle with Ovarian Cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Christine was born in Burbank on February 16, 1948 to Marcelle and Richard Harden. She attended Village Christian School thru 9th grade. she attended Burbank High School where she was Captain of the Drill Team her senior year and graduated in 1965.

Following graduation she worked at Ansell and Ansell Law Offices, OTI Corp., and the Burbank Law Center. In 1985 Christine married Scott Rife (BHS 69). Shortly after their wedding they moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, and in 1998 they settled in Valencia where they continued to live until her passing.

Christine enjoyed crafts of all kinds, gardening, traveling, and decorating their home for different holidays. Her greatest joy however was achieved by her children and granchildren who she treasured.

Christine is survived by her husband, Scott Rife; mother, Marcelle Harden; sister, Kushi Jones and brother-in-law E.J.; daughter, Diane and son-in-law Jim Larson; son, Richard Steinhart and daughter-in-law Brenin Steinhart; and Toby and Tyler Lester; plus many other family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. My name is Darius Power and I am so saddened to hear of Chris's passing. I knew her when we attended Village Christian. Village was a small school and we all knew each other pretty well. I met her parents and saw her dad's collection of baseballs he had collected from Dodger's and Angel's games. She lived in a very lovely home in Burbank. Susan Simmons was another class mate that lost her battle with cancer. I'll say a prayer for Chris's family.