Dateline: September 1, 2005


Oscar Drew Christie, age 71, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, in San Antonio, California.  No services were held, but a memorial for the family is planned at a later time at Drew’s favorite golf course in Oregon.

Drew was born March 20, 1934, in Clarendon, Texas, to L.O. and Sallie Christie.  He graduated from Clarendon High School in 1951 and from New Mexico State University in 1955.  He was an educator in New Mexico and Arizona prior to moving to Upland, California, in 1973 when he entered the insurance business.

Survivors include his wife, Ardith Camille of the home; daughters, Lynn of Oregon and Karen of Upland; two sons, Bradley of Phoenix and David of Sonora, California; two grandchildren of Phoenix; a sister, Mary Ford of Amarillo; and a brother, Nelson of Clarendon.

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