Age 83, formerly of Glide, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was born August 8, 1929 in Minneapolis to Arthur Parent and Anne (Havellack) Parent. Anita was raised in Portland and graduated from Girls Polytechnic High School in 1947. In September of 1947 she married Calvin Christensen, the couple settled in Glide, where Ms.
Christensen was a homemaker. She lived in Glide until 2010, when she moved to Springfield to be near her daughter. Anita was a member of the Glide Garden Club. She is survived by son: Dan Christensen of Ketchikan, Alaska; daughters: Sonia Smith of Springfield and Mary Christensen of Honolulu; brother: Arthur Parent of Wyoming; sisters: Marilyn Frederick and Nicole Winters, both of Portland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Diane (Christensen) Small. Friends may visit her at Wimberly Family Cemetery in Glide and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.