In Loving Memory of Christopher Blair: 1988-2022

Christopher Cody Blair, 34, of Winlock, passed away Dec. 17, 2022, at the Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.

Chris was born in Centralia, Washington, June 23, 1988, to Tammy Stanton (Blair). He graduated from Toledo High School in 2007 where he was a member of the Toledo FFA and played football. He was also a member of the Cowlitz Prairie Grange and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Chris worked for several years running a combine for National Frozen Foods before taking a job as a groundskeeper at Ilani Casino in Ridgefield, Washington. Wanting to work closer to home, Chris left ilani and eventually found his dream job in the saw shop at Cowlitz River Rigging in Longview sharpening saw chains.

Chris had a love of Ford trucks, video games and especially John Deere tractors. He always made sure he had a tractor ready to drive in the Cheese Day parade or at the Threshing Bee. He looked forward to meeting up with the guys and talking tractors all weekend and couldn’t resist giving a kid a tractor ride any time they asked.

Chris is survived by his mother, Tammy Stanton, Longview; grandparents, Barry and Mary Blair, Winlock; brother, Andrew (Amanda) Blair; nephew, Hunter, Pe Ell; brother, Charlie Holmes, Pullman; and Uncle Greg Blair, Winlock. Chris is also survived by his girlfriend of three years, Kayleigh Cothren, and her daughter Alexis as well as numerous extended family and friends.

There will be a celebration of Chris’ life at 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at the Cowlitz Prairie Grange, 5184 Jackson Highway, Toledo. There will also be a tractor parade in Chris’ honor from the Toledo girls softball fields to the grange just prior to the celebration of life.