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Christine A. Poe, 53

| October 14, 2021 10:23 AM

Christine Ann Poe (Thompson)

Dec. 20, 1968 - Oct. 11, 2021

You hear songs and stories that say “only the good die young.” That explains why I’m dead! I was a very special person if I must say so myself. I loved my four letter words almost as much as I loved online shopping. One four letter word the people who knew me would never hear me say. The “C” word…COLD! I loved my house to be cool. My motto was I would rather freeze my butt off any day then sweat it off. I was not the most patient person in the world, but hey I had to have at least one flaw I guess! Sometimes I gave unsolicited advice to people but I always just tried to help them. I joked that I had more “ologists” at times then I had friends. Cardiologist, Neurologist, Oncologist, Urologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist… oops that's not an “ologist,” but you get the picture. Then, let's not forget the surgeons and social workers, etc. I'm surprised my death wasn’t caused by my health insurance company putting out a hit out on me due to the amount of money they had to put out on me. I was a tough cookie. I had Cardiomyopathy for over 29 years, which is what finally caused my young death heart failure. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004 and Breast Cancer in 2018. I later found out at some point I had contracted TB as well. Let's face it I was jacked up from the floor up. I guess I took on all the disease for all my sisters. I told them they should start paying me, sadly I never was paid by them, LOL.

I attended Pace High School in Pace, Fla., where I graduated high school. I then returned to California. I had always wanted to be a lawyer, but it wasn't meant to be, I guess. I always joked that I got my law degree from watching "Law & Order" and "Judge Judy." Throughout my life, I did take on three large companies and even a lawyer. I won all of them. I did documents to help people who were fighting in court by “pro per” without a lawyer.

I also attended Grace M. Davis High School in Modesto, Calif., until my senior year. I then worked for the most part in banking and mortgage. I worked in banks in Stockton, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., Livermore, Calif., and Modesto, Calif. Not to toot my own horn but I was great at my job. When I was first diagnosed with MS, I went completely blind in both eyes for four months. I had two different companies interview me for a job while I was blind saying they would wait for my sight to come back. I always tried to help people. As long as I helped at least one person throughout my life. Then I left this world a better place than when I came into it. My final wish is that everyone try to help others.

I am survived by my husband, best friend, protector and soulmate, Doug Poe of 119 years. We go by dog years since it was both of our second marriages. My fur-son, Squirrel; my son, Michael Thompson (Alexandrea Thompson) of Mullan, Idaho; stepson Evan Poe (Daisy Poe) of The Dalles, Ore.; sister Carey Morris (Marvin Morris) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother Robert Thompson (Cheryl Thompson) of Modesto; sister Cathy Briggs (Sam Briggs) of Modesto; sister Kim Criswell of Turlock, Calif.; two grandchildren whom I was crazy over, William Thompson and Jaxton Thompson; and 11 nieces and nephews, Marc, Steven, Sarah, Andrew, Hannah, Jacob, Nathan, Garret, Samuel, Ryan, Brittney and Riley. Preceded in death by both my parents, Elvis “Clint” Thompson and Jean Maire Geuder Thompson.