Let the memory of Christopher be with us forever
  • 34 years old
  • Born on March 5, 1980 in Yakima, Washington, United States.
  • Passed away on September 7, 2014 in Yakima, Washington, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Christopher Durall 34 years old , born on March 5, 1980 and passed away on September 7, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Gia Durall on July 6, 2017
Mr Christopher Durall
Mar 5, 1980 - Sep 7, 2014

Christopher G. Durall, 34, of Spokane, WA, passed away suddenly on September 7, 2014 in Yakima, WA.

Chris was born in Yakima, Washington on March 5, 1980 to Gene Durall and Gaye Durall. He was raised and educated in Ellensburg, Washington, where Chris excelled in baseball and basketball, playing on several all star teams. In 1996, Chris and his family relocated to Yakima, where he attended A.C. Davis High School with the class of 1998.

Chris earned his Associate of Arts degree from Spokane Falls Community College in 2011. With the support of his family, he was encouraged to continue his education. Chris was majoring in psychology at Eastern Washington University. He is passionate about his education in psychology and humanities, enthusiastic to study personality, mood, and anxiety disorders. He was also a 2013 research assistant for Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. His internship was to concentrate on the study of shifting identity self-concepts in persons who have recovered from substance abuse.

Chris had planned to receive his Bachelors of Arts degree and pursue a career the field of psychology. He had consistently made the Dean’s List and he is a member of national honor societies: Psi Chi and Phi Kappa Phi. Chris was chosen as a Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar, based on assessment of his motivation, academic work and potential to succeed in a PhD program. (2013).

Chris had worked at Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest in Spokane as a truck driver for the last four years, paying his way through school. In addition, he completed an internship for the Homeless and Incarcerated Veterans Program, a federally funded program supported by Goodwill. After graduation, Chris had planned to continue his education in pursuit of a doctorate in applied psychology and become a mental health counselor, helping treat individuals that suffer from mental illness and impart to them that they are not alone and there is empathetic support out there.

Chris was a avid baseball fan. He fell in love with the game at an early age and was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox. In his spare time, Chris enjoyed working out, running, spending time outdoors and sharing stories with family and friends, and laughing hysterically.

Chris is survived by his father Gene Durall of Oregon, his mother, Gaye (Gia) Durall, brother Matthew Durall , niece Ky’Lin Danforth, nephew Karter Danforth, all of Yakima, stepmother Lori Gravel of Apache Junction, AZ with whom Chris had a special friendship, and his special friend Leta Haisler and her family of Juneau, AK, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his sister Kristen, maternal grandmother Jessie Blanchat, paternal grandmother Gwendolyn Durall and aunts Terri Shelp and Rose Marie Mondeck and uncle Richard Lee Mondeck.

Chris will be remembered for his quick wit, his sparkling blue eyes, his bright smile, but most of all for his compassion and love for his family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest or the EWU Foundation.

Chris had lived his life to the fullest and would not want us to mourn his passing but to celebrate his life. A Celebration Of Life for Chris will be held on October 4, 2014 at Randall Park, Yakima, WA at 1:00. This will be a potluck BBQ/picnic. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.

Chris had his own personal struggles but had worked hard to overcome those struggles and to live a better life. He had just moved home was looking forward to being closer to family and friends. Not long ago, Chris had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Christopher will be loved and missed every day until we are with him again and live with him again in paradise.
Posted by Tina Glaspie on April 20, 2016
Chris, daily I think of you, and I miss your face so much. I miss our friendship. I look at your picture every day, and I think of how far you would have made it in life by now, how proud of you we all were and we all still are of all that you accomplished in such a short time on this planet. I hope you now see as you look down upon us all, how so very much you are loved adored and missed.

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