Chris grew up in Honolulu and graduated from University High School in 1958. He then graduated from Heald College in San Francisco with a degree in civil engineering and started a 38-year career with the State of California. He worked for the Department of Water Resources, the Division of Highways, the Department of Forestry, and the Department of Corrections. He was involved in designing the California Aqueduct, the El Monte Busway, and implemented the Inmate Day Labor program as a Construction Supervisor III.
After his retirement, Chris enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, and spoiling his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sachiye Frances Matsumoto. They were married in Ogden, Utah in 1967. They lived in the communities of Los Angeles, Diamond Bar, and Yucaipa before settling in Henderson. He is also survived by his three daughters, Triss (Mike) Chesney of Aliso Viejo, Robyn (John) Risse of Aliso Viejo, and Lori (Clay) Falknor of Colorado Springs; and six grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Christine Oyadomari of Honolulu.
There will be no services
per Chris' wishes.