In Loving Memory of
Christine O. Burroughs
November 26, 1951 – January 29, 2021
Virtual Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST
Christine Olivia Burroughs, 68, of Albuquerque passed away Jan. 29, 2021 at Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center. The youngest of four children of Nick Petrison and Ann Tudor, she was born in Canton, Ohio where she grew up and would later move to Austin, Texas and eventually to New Mexico.
Having a flair for the written word, Chris earned a BA degree in journalism from Kent State University in 1974 and a MA in communications from the University of New Mexico in 1996. She started her writing career as a journalist for the Round Rock Leader in Texas and would later work in communications for Sandia Labs, the University of New Mexico and Hearst Public Relations. At the time of her retirement, she was a Marketing Communications Manager at Central New Mexico Community College. Chris also served as an officer for League of Woman Voters and for the Albuquerque Press Women, having been a member for many years.
Chris’ family and friends are left heartbroken for her departure. You didn’t have to know her long before you realized that in Chris you had one of the most non-judgmental people you would ever encounter. We will always remember her for her sincere, gentle nature, her assiduous approach to her career, her relentless support to those she loved and her special affection for Basenji dogs. We take a little comfort knowing that Chris is now with her son Stacy who passed five years ago. Chris is survived by her spouse, James Burroughs of Albuquerque; her sister Vicky and her sister’s spouse Henry Lewin of Griffin, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.