Superstorm Sandy has claimed the lives of over 20 people in the East coast, one of Sandy’s victim is Claudene Christian, she was one of the crew member at the HMS Bounty the replica ship that sank on Sunday. This is Ms. Christian’s story photos and video below.
42-year-old Claudene Christian, was described as a fun loving human being, caring, always happy and had the ability to put a smile on your face even on your darkest days. While Claudene Christian, has left her loving family and friends her memory will live forever in the lives of those who she touched.
I couldn’t come up with the right word to describe Claudine Christine when I was told to describe her in three words, who can’t she had so many amazing qualities and the fact that he had the voice of an angel make loosing her so much of a burden.
Claudene M. Christian was born October 18, 197 in Anchorage, Alaska the only child of Claudene and Rex Christian a fireman, while in Alaska Claudine worked as a hostess at birthday parties in McDonald’s, talented gymnast [floor, vault, bars and beam]was Miss Alaska National Teen-Ager, Miss Alaska All American Co-ed and then in 1988 she spread her wings to college in California.
Claudene attended the university of Southern California, while she was there she funded Cheerleader Doll company which creates exact replica Collegiate Cheerleader Fashion Dolls. She received her Masters in Business Administration and sports information from USC in 1992.
A year later she was working as a Promotion Manager at Church Hill Downs Inc/ Hollywood Park Racetrack and when she left in 2001 she became a Ltd Partner with Dragon Bar Hermosa Beach. In May, Claudene Christian joined the crew members at the HMS Bounty the replica of the original Bounty her great, great, great, great, great grandfather Fletcher Christian once commanded in 1970.
Ms. Christian died Monday at the Hospital, she and captain Robin Walbridge, 63 were the only two crew members who couldn’t make it to the lifeboats when Sandy hit them. Claudene might have been in the water from 9 to 10 hours when she was found she was given CPR, but she was already gone. She was living wit her parents in Vian, Okla.
Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends throughout this terrible time.