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Orpha "Pat" Crist

Orpha "Pat" Crist

Orpha "Pat" Crist, 92, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 followed by a service at 7 p.m. at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home with Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hubbard County, MN.

Orpha Fay McMillan was born July 7, 1921 in Fertile, MN to James and Esther (Torvestad) McMillan Sr. She attended elementary school in Alexandria and graduated from high school in Burtrum and then attended Bemidji Technical College where she received her LPN degree. She married Raymond Crist on December 24, 1943 in Little Falls. They lived in Jacksonville, FL from 1944 to 1945, Kabekona, MN from 1946 to 1994 and has lived in Bemidji since 1994. Orpha worked as a nurse until December 26, 1994 when she retired. She enjoyed gardening, loved her flowers and enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Crist of Bemidji; sister, Dorothy Shutter of Bemidji; brother, James McMillan of Caldwell, ID; 3 grandchildren, Melanie, Angela and Daniel and 8 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Travis, Devon, Gavin, Tianna, Tammy, Desiree and Christopher.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ray in 2006.

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