Delbert Theodore (Ted) Crist died Feb. 24, 2012 at his home on the Kettle River.
Ted was born to Allen Theodore and Lois (Taylor) Crist Sept. 10, 1934 in Boise, Idaho. He spent his early years at the family farm near Gooding, Idaho. In 1946 the family moved to Colville, where they farmed in the Narcisse area. Ted graduated from Colville in 1953 and from Washington State College in 1957. He worked for the Farmers Home Administration and the National Bank of Commerce. He married Kay McCormick (now divorced) in 1959. They had three children.
Ted moved to Mica in 1969 and worked at the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Rockford before moving back to Stevens County. He helped start United Security Bank (now American West).
He married Margret Hoxie (now divorced) in 1980. Ted enjoyed watching his children and the Hoxieâ€™s play high school sports and he loved snowskiing, boating and camping on the Columbia River.
In 1995 he married Zoe Kanan, who survives him.
Ted served in the National Guard and was active in many organizations over the years, including The Board of Directors at 49 Degrees North, Rodeo Association, JCâ€™s Eagles, WCBC Boat Club, and the Knights of Pythias.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his son, Allen (Tracey) Crist, Mica; and daughters, Dorothy Patterson, Tehachapi, CA; Kimberly (Darren) Coffell, Bend, OR. He is also survived by six step-children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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