BURLEY—Brenda Kay Christ, 64, of Burley, died Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise.
Brenda was born in Burley, Idaho to Donna and Keith Robbins on December 2, 1957, and was the fifth of nine children.
She graduated from Burley High School in 1976. She started working at age 14 at Burger Port so she could help her mother and support her younger siblings. She married the love of her life, Jeff Christ, on November 19, 1977 in Burley. Shortly after their marriage, they had their daughters, Sabrina and Christina, and ten years later they added a son, Jason, to the family. The doors to her home were always open and she made room in her heart to help several close family members through to graduation and beyond.
She loved to work and gave her all in every job. She was manager of Wonder Bread in Heyburn for 32 years. After Wonder Bread closed, she worked at the CAL Ranch and Cassia Regional Hospital cafeteria.
Her motto was “go big or go home,” and that mantra became part of who she was and how she lived her life. Her love language was food and she loved to cook and loved to feed everyone she could. Family, neighbors, co-workers, family co-workers and friends of friends have all had the chance to partake in her breakfasts, giant cookies, personalized cakes and full feasts. She took every opportunity she had to prepare meals or treats for someone.
She loved sports of all kinds and you could always find her at any sporting event that her children or grandchildren were involved in. She even coached softball when her daughters were younger. She loved cheering on her grandchildren at their games of softball, baseball, basketball, and football, and at her stepsons’ and stepdaughters’ race boats.
She loved to travel and family vacations would definitely fill her summers. A few of his favorite spots were the Oregon Coast, Lake Tahoe, and walking the Strip in Vegas.
Brenda was predeceased by her mother, father and brother, Doug Robbins.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Jeff; his children, Sabrina (Rodney) Fairchild, Christina Christ, Jason (Samantha) Christ, (Chad and Ann Robbins); siblings, Linda (Robert) Long, Diane (Jeff) Strunk, Raymond Robbins, Anna (Glen) Kolber, Kenneth Robbins, Pauline (Bart) Adams, Harold (Kim) Robbins; grandchildren, Kirra and Talon Fairchild; and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, located at 1350 East 16th Street, Burley. Placement of urns will follow at Paul Cemetery.
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