Christine Birch was born June 1947 in Peterborough, England. She was 20-years-old when she left England for the U.S. on the last voyage of the Queen Mary in September 1967.
She lived in Connecticut, San Josa, and Palo Alto before moving to Loleta. She was married for a while. She was as secretary for quite awhile, until she took up nursing. She was very caring and her patients thought a lot of her.
A memorial was established with Heifer International Foundation with a gift from Christine Birch. Every year, income from the Christine Birch Memorial Endowment will be used by Heifer International to help families produce food and income for themselves.