Christine Marie "Chris" (Chandanais) Weaver
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March 29, 1962 ˜ September 14, 2020

Christine Marie (Chandanais) Weaver, Chris, received her complete and perfect healing, after her 2 1/2 year battle with cancer, on September 14, 2020, at 11:15 am, at home (in Ridgefield, Wa) surrounded by love.
Chris was born in Troy, Michigan on March 29, 1962 to Cecile and Don Chandanais. Chris spent most of her childhood and adolescent years in Manistique, Michigan with her siblings: Cathy Eltervoog, Joe Chandanais, David Chandanais, Tim Chandanais, Phillip Chandanais, Cindy Swayer, and Ryan Lowery. This is also where she met her high school sweetheart.
Chris graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1980, after moving from Michigan. Shortly thereafter, she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and married her best friend and love of her life, Scott Edward Weaver, on November 22, 1980.
Chris worked as a home health aide for Hospice Southwest for over 26 years. She loved her patients and her job. She was loved and respected by her patients and fellow employees. Alongside full time employment, and with support from her husband, Chris founded SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of SW Washington in 2015. Chris was passionate about horses and enthusiastic about assisting children with special needs to reach their full potential.
Chris is survived by her husband of almost 40 years; Scott Weaver, three daughters; Amanda Weaver, Alicia Flores and Andrea Kangas, 11 grandchildren, her dad and stepmom; Don and Ruth Chandanais and five siblings; Cathy Eltervoog, Joe Chandanais, David Chandanais, Cindy Swayer and Ryan Lowery, countless nieces and nephews as well as friends that loved her dearly.
Chris was preceded in her passing by her mom, Cecile Lowery and brothers Tim Chandanais and Phillip Chanadais.
Although she is no longer holding (the hands of) her family, there is joy knowing she is holding the hand of Jesus. Lastly, and most importantly, she would want you to know that Jesus loves you.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 13, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
I met Chris and Scott when they were fostering horses for the Clark County Adopt a horse program in 2012. I adopted a little filly that was born in their barn. She was always kind and gracious to me. I am grateful for the care they provided to my little Star. I was so happy to learn that she was able to realize her dream of helping children and horses. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.
Nicole Snider
October 16, 2020
Chris is an example of JESUS she walked like HIM, talked like HIM, loved like HIM. Anyone who knew her saw JESUS. We are so blessed to her and we look forward to walking with her when we meet with JESUS too. We love you Scott. ?Hugs to all the family.
Robert and Arline Gilbert
October 15, 2020
I only met Chris back a few yrs at the Nazarene Church in Ridgefield singing in the annual Christmas tree. I met her through a friend Bonnie Mcdonald she was such a wonderful lady i really enjoyed talk with her such a beautiful person. I'm really saddened to hear about her illiness. My deepest thoughts and prayer's to her family she will be deeply missed a beautiful angel in heaven.
Marcia lee
October 15, 2020
Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. 40 years together is a wonderful testament to the love you had for each other. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to know both of you as my students. May God grant you His peace.
Mrs. Sue White
October 13, 2020
Chris was a beautiful gift from God!! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Terry and Celeste Vander Stoep
Celeste Vanderstoep
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