Christine Irene Pettit

October 1920 – November 2013

Christine Pettit, 93, of Modesto, passed away at Memorial Medical Center. Christine was born in Crumwell OK, one of nine children born to George and Ida McDaniel. She attended school in Oklahoma before quitting school so that she could go to work to help support her family. The family moved to California in 1939, a part of the dust bowl migration, and she worked in the cotton fields of the Central Valley. Christine met and married Lewis Pettit. They were very family-oriented. She was a great cook and loved to can peaches she had picked. She loved her garden, grew strawberries, raised chickens, had 11 children, she loved the Lord, and still found time for fishing and Canasta. She made it a priority to read her Bible every night at bedtime.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Pettit, a son Archie McDaniel, and 8 siblings: Tim McDaniel, Theresa Sisney, Ruby McDaniel, Pearl Perguson, Earl McDaniel, Cleo McDaniel, and Leo McDaniel. She is survived by ten children: Emmit Lovell, Lakita Lomas, Tony McDaniel, Linda Borges, Dearlene Erickson, Caroline Pettit, Lois Pettit-Guinea, Marilyn Pettit, Jerry Pettit, and Terry Pettit; a sister Mildred Pettit, 27 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 26 great, great-grandchildren, and 1 great, great, great-grandchild. She was greatly loved and respected. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, November 7th from 4 to 6 pm. A Graveside Service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Friday, November 8th at 10 am. Memorial contributions are suggested for Waterford Lighthouse Ministries, PO Box 1185, Waterford CA 95386. Please leave memories and condolences at

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