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07/02/1963 — 03/06/2022
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Christie Lyn Clifford (Jenkins) was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She passed away peacefully in Kennewick, WA on March 6th, 2022 at the age of 58.
She was born to Jean Prince (Gracy) and Don Jenkins on July 2nd, 1963 in Inglewood, CA.
She grew up in the 60’s and 70’s like a regular kid in the neighborhood playing softball (she was good!), hanging outside with friends and riding bikes everywhere. She loved spending summer weeks in Weston, TX at her Grandparent’s property. She especially loved visiting her Aunt Edna and her horse named Honey.
As a child, Christie enjoyed playing “school”, wearing her sister and mother’s shoes and conducting her classroom in her bedroom. She had an imaginary student named “Kimba” who was always getting into trouble and had to be reprimanded.
Christie loved the beach. she would visit Manhattan Beach with her family often as a child and took many trips to the Oregon Coast with her husband as an adult.
Christie held many family gatherings at her home and was considered by many the “hostess with the mostest”.
She spent most of her adult life in Richland, WA with her family nearby, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Christie passed away after a battle with cancer. Her family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and the staff at Chaplaincy Hospice House (Kennewick, WA) for making Christie’s passing and her family’s experience as peaceful as possible.
Christie is survived by her husband William Clifford, father-in-law Elvin (Bill) Clifford, father Don Jenkins, daughters Stephanie Clifford (husband Christopher) and Jennifer Deatherage, grandsons Jayden and Guy and sisters Carie Boyce and Holly Jenkins.
She was preceded in death by her mother Jean Prince (Gracy), step father Bill Prince and grandparents Opal and Alvin Gracy. Christie’s family invites friends and loved ones to a funeral service at 11:00am on Friday March 25th at Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home (Richland, WA). A celebration of life reception will follow from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the
West Richland Golf Course.
Rest Peacefully Christie ♥️
I am so sorry. I didn’t know sooner. Jen I should have been there for you. I love you and I’m sorry.
Christie was a mom to many, including me. She always opened her home to me, always had a smile and something funny to say, lifted my spirits many times when I needed it, listened when I cried over heartbreaks and cheered me on while chasing crazy dreams! She let me be myself and I truly know that she really loved me. God I’ve had so much fun and so many laughs with this woman. She is hilarious and always fun to be around. I love, that she loved, all my crazy shoes and outfits. Literally, still to this day, every time I look at a pair of crazy heels or boots I think of her smiling and laughing at me. She was always proud of my accomplishments and continued to show support even as I moved away and grew up. I absolutely loved that her and the whole family came to support my wedding, with Jen as a beautiful bridesmaid. It meant so very much to me. I loved seeing her every time I visited home after I moved away. I was always welcome on the holidays and would stop by for some good food and just lots of love on many thanksgiving’s and Christmas’s. She truly made an everlasting impact on me and my life, especially as a teen and young adult. She is the type of woman you will never forget. She is the type of woman that makes the world a better place. She definitely made my world a better place and I am just so grateful to have had the privilege and honor to know her and to be loved by her in this lifetime. I wish I could be there today so incredibly bad to show my true respects to you, as you deserve nothing less. – and if I could please know that I would be there. But at least I know, that you know, how much I love you. And I will always keep your smile and our many memories with me. I’ll even buy a new pair of crazy heals or boots and dedicate them just for you so you can get a good chuckle in heaven! Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and all the light that you brought into my life. I love you. Sarah Watson Daniel.
REST IN PEACE FROM TEXAS
Hugs and much love to Billy, Stephanie and Jennifer, she was one of a kind. Christie will be truly missed ❤️
Praying peace for the family as you celebrate Christie’s life.
Rest In Peace, Christie.
Rest easy sweet sister, you’re in my heart forever.
Love you so much Aunt C. We miss you terribly. Please look after your daughters and husband in these tough times. Show us signs that you’re still with us in spirit. You were the best aunt any crazy girl could ask for. Can’t wait to see you again ❤️
Awe Christie, we sure had a lot of fun raising our kids together. You were always there for me through the good and the bad times. I don’t recall in the 30 some years we knew each other that we ever didn’t get along. We went our separate ways for a bit through life changes however never stopped deeply caring for each other. Best thing is our daughters are carrying on legacy’s that you prepared them for so well. I will miss you terribly. Love you.
christie was such a kind and sweet spirit so sorry for your loss.
mitch and marilou dickey.
You were my friend before becoming my Aunt and will forever be in my heart. I love you.
I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you! Rest easy ❤️
You my lady were a blessing!! You did so many wonderful things in your life. You raised beautiful children, you helped raise beautiful grandchildren. You touched so many peoples lives in the most tremendous way. I will forever miss your laugh, your smile, and the sunshine you brought to this world. Thank you for being you and allowing me to get to be a part of your light .
Her Husband. Miss you bad and can’t sleep at night very much. I hope you are in peace right now. You were the best!Love Ya
Mollie Rutt and I will truly miss a wonderful person.
Love you Mom. Miss you already. ❤️