A beautiful light has passed from this world but is not gone
Christina Marta Oreck was born on June 19, 1947 in Austria. She passed away
peacefully on April 10, 2012 surrounded by her family and loved ones ending her 5 ½
year journey with ovarian cancer. When her youngest granddaughter Valentyna was born
almost 4 years ago it re-fueled her desire for life. She fought a brave, beautiful,
courageous battle to be with us for as long as her body would allow.
Christina moved to Mt Shasta in 1969 and was the owner/lead designer of Lotus
Leathers in Mt Shasta. She was an incredible adventurer who traveled the world
and experienced life on all 7 continents.
Christina also worked as a hospice volunteer which she found to be extremely fulfilling on many levels.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Mercy Hospice Mt Shasta or a charity of your choice in Christina’s memory.
Christina was a spiritual seeker on a never ending quest for personal growth and
self-discovery. She was a lover of life. Some of her greatest loves were traveling, Hawaii,
reading, painting, gardening, meditation retreats, The Beatles, her grandchildren and
her greatest love, her “knight in shining armor” Richard.
Christina leaves behind her husband Richard; daughters Natalka (and Phil) &
Sophia (and Michael); step-son Adam (and Tracie);her grandchildren Colin, Kai, Julian,
Willow, Lily, Felix, Valentyna, Alyssa & Athena; her siblings Boris, Oresta & Tania
and many friends she considered her ‘chosen family’.
Christina’s family and friends are planning a celebration of her life which will
be held on her birthday, June 19th in Mt Shasta.
“…and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make” - The Beatles “The End.” (Abbey Road)