Calvin D Christy from Carlton, OR, passed away peacefully at home April 3rd, 2018 surrounded by love from his family. He was 60.
Calvin was born in Michigan, North Dakota on June 12th, 1957 to Robert Shorey and Irene Christy. They lived in Lakota, North Dakota until they moved to Newberg, OR in 1959. He grew up in Newberg, OR and graduated from Newberg High School in 1976.
Calvin and Tammy where married in September 26, 1987. In 1996 Calvin and his wife Tammy moved to Carlton, OR. They celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017. They had two children, Tracy Anderson and John Christy.
He had the biggest heart and a great sense of humor! In his life he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also enjoyed motorcycles and his 1966 Chevy. Later, he enjoyed woodworking. He enjoyed watching his kids play sports and he coached some of his son's baseball! He loved watching football, old westerns and movies.
He enjoyed his family and would always be entertaining with humor and stories. When he made friends, they would usually be friends for life. He touched many lives.
Calvin was preceded in death by his mother and father and all his aunts and uncles, except for his Uncle Roy.
He is survived by wife Tammy and children Tracy Anderson of Portland, OR, and son John M. Christy (Sarah) of Hermiston, OR. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kaylee, Emma, Olivia, Kadon and Devin. He loved being a father and grandfather. Other survivors include his brothers, Delbert Christy (Vi) of Pendleton, OR, Danny Christy (Beth) of Adams, OR, sisters Gail Rhinevault, Connie Slayton (Rich), Phyllis Buckley (Dennis) all of Newberg, OR and many nephews and nieces who he loved with all his heart.
A celebration of his life well be held at: 1:00pm on May 19th at Macy and Son, 135 NE Evans St. McMinnville, OR 97128. Reception to follow at: Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant (980 NE Fourth St. McMinnville, OR 97128).