Services start at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka for California Highway Patrol Officer Christina Marie McPherson, who died of breast cancer July 26 at the age of 41.
McPherson grew up in Orick. She graduated from McKinleyville High in 1988 and attended College of the Redwoods. She is survived by her partner of 21 years, Lynette Ballew, and her children Nathan, 9, and Ashley, 8.
The church is located at 1060 Hoover St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to CHP 11-99 Foundation, P.O. Box 3537, La Habra, CA 90632.
Read more about McPherson’s life and her passion for being a CHP officer in next week’s edition of the McKinleyville Press.