1914 4th Street. Marysville, WA 98270

Christopher John Whitley October 24, 1947 - December 3, 2020

Chris passed into Heaven with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife Kathy, her extended family, his sister Nora Abelite (Jahnes), brother Jacob Whitley, Uncle Bruce Fifield (Carol) and lots of extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alan Duane Whitley, Peggy Jean Willis and brother Daniel.

Chris graduated in 1965 and entered the military in 1967.

Chris had numerous jobs in his adult life, including Toyota, Pepsi, and bartending. His employment enabled him to live in various locations as Australia, Palm Springs, and eastern Washington.

Chris enjoyed music of all kinds, but Frank Sinatra and Dean Martins era was his favorite, with a collection of many selections. Chris also loved animals especially his devoted companion and comfort Daisy.

Chris accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his life in June of 2015, was baptized and became a member of Reclamation Church of Marysville.

He loved and appreciated his church family, especially friends Cameron Van

Dunk, and John Sanchez, who visited him on a regular basis to share their friendship and prayers as did Pastor Scott Cooper. Both Chris and I appreciated them very much.

I Cor 5:17

If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away, and all things become new”

II Tim 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith.

No Services will be held.



  1. Teresa Morley Heishman says

    My thoughts of Chris was as a classmate and a wonderful partner for Kathy. May your memories bring you many smiles.

  2. Linda Johnson Henry says

    I remember Chris as a classmate of Arlington High School Class of 1965,. He was such a cutie, full of fun, adventure and life. Life moved us in opposite directions, 50 years later I was blessed to unite with Chris and Kathy and talk of years gone bye. My heart was warmed knowing that Chris had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Hallelujah, you have entered the Kingdom of God🙏🏻

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