Carolyn Jane Christensen: April 23, 1944 – Nov. 4, 2018



Carolyn Jane Christensen, of Coupeville, was born on April 23, 1944 in Stockton, Calif. to Virginia and Everest Christensen. She passed away at age 74 with her family at her side on Nov. 4 in Coupeville. Carolyn graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1962 and the University of Washington in 1966.

She was an international tax treaty negotiator with the United States Department of the Treasury until retiring in 2001. She was assigned to notable locations, including Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; Saigon, Vietnam; Manila, Philippines and Paris.

Carolyn is survived by her brothers Orson Christensen and John Christensen; her twin sister Marilyn Huemer; nieces Cindy Thompson and Kristine Buffum; and nephews Gerry Christensen and Christopher Huemer.

Carolyn liked to travel, including several safaris in Africa; cruises to Alaska, Australia and Southeast Asia; and land tours throughout Europe.

The Christensen family would like to thank Nancy Sharma, M.D. and her staff at WhidbeyHealth for their compassion and professionalism.

Memorials in Carolyn’s name are suggested to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, D.C. 20090-8018 or Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Attn: Donations, PO Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109-1023.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at

More in Obituaries

Daniel M. Esterly: Oct. 8, 1924 – May 11, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel M. Esterly… Continue reading

Denise ‘Ricki’ Conklin: Aug. 2, 1953 – May 14, 2019

Denise “Ricki” (DeFelice) Conklin, 65, of Oak Harbor, Wash., joined her Heavenly… Continue reading

Catherine Pack: June 3, 1929 – April 23, 2019

Catherine Pack of Langley, Wash. passed after a long illness on April… Continue reading

Norma Lee (Barb) Clark : 1934 – May 7, 2019

Norma Lee (Barb) Clark died on May 7 at her home on… Continue reading

Vivian Ilene (Barrett) Weir: March 21, 1925 – April 19, 2019

Vivian Ilene (Barrett) Weir left this life on April 19, 2019 at… Continue reading

Michael Denis Hill: July 18, 1946 – May 8, 2019

Michael Denis Hill, age 72, of Coupeville, Wash., died on Wednesday, May… Continue reading

Susan Louise (Cusworth) Hofkamp: Dec. 30, 1946 – May 6, 2019

Suzie Hofkamp, of Anacortes, left her earthly body surrounded by her loving… Continue reading

Leif Andreas Pedersen: Oct. 8, 1923 – March 29, 2019

Leif Andreas Pedersen, ATC/USN RET, aka “Pete,” “K7OH,” “the Pater,” and “Poppa… Continue reading

Betty Hawkins McKenzie: Feb. 17, 1931 – May 3, 2019

Betty Hawkins McKen-zie, 88, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully on… Continue reading

Most Read