Chi Constant grew up in Arlington Virginia and attended Washington and Lee High School where she was on the varsity soccer and swim teams. She was also a varsity cheerleader. After graduating in 1985, Chi attended James Madison University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. While at JMU, Chi also cheered for the “Dukes”. After completing her degree in 1989 and a four year courtship, Chi married the love of her life, 1stLt Harry Constant, USMC.
Chi and Harry settled in El Toro, CA for 4 years before being stationed in Beaufort, SC, Fallon, NV and San Diego, CA. During this time Chi worked in accounting at various businesses and was the Director of Economic Development in Beaufort, SC. Chi traveled extensively to vacation with Harry during his overseas deployments. Together they visited Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Chi was fluent in several languages which came in very handy during their trips to Europe.
Chi is the Mother of two beautiful and compassionate girls, Sheridan and Kate. They were the center of her world, and she was the center of theirs. Her love for her daughters was and remains her most amazing and selfless gift to them. She completely dedicated her life to their happiness and success.
She instilled in the girls a profound love for animals, having volunteered in dog rescue organizations for many years nursing very sick and abused dogs back to health and ensuring they found their perfect forever home. When Chi crossed the Rainbow Bridge she was met by a very big group of happy little furry friends to include Sam and Peaches, her first dogs.
Chi loved “being there for her girls” and supporting her husband during his Marine Corps career. She enjoyed decorating her home, meeting her friends for Mexican food, shopping and playing with her pups. She was a very kind, generous and loving woman who touched many peoples lives. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 3rd at 11:00 AM in the Plaza Room at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Lunch will be served after the service. Additional information can be found on the O’Connor Mortuary website.
Chi is survived by her husband of 29 years, Harry and daughters Sheridan and Kate. She is also survived by Fozzy Bear, Bella, Grady and Tobey. She is and will always be so very much loved and remains alive in us forever and ever. I love you sweetheart, till we meet again…
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bichon Rescue of Orange County, bichonrescueoc.org, in memory of Chi.