Christine Elizabeth Hensler, a staffer for many years at the Flowers by Beth store in Amagansett, died of complications of lung cancer on Sept. 12 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She was 64 and had been ill for about seven months.
Ms. Hensler, who lived in Tucson, Ariz., for a time, settled in Amagansett in the late 1980s. An animal lover, she started a pet-sitting business called Pets by Chris, and worked at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, shooting skeet, and taking walks with her Havanese, Elsie.
Ms. Hensler was a member of a women's golf league, and had been a volunteer for the Amagansett Fire Department and ambulance squad for 12 years.
Born on Nov. 4, 1955, in Long Branch, N.J., to James Robert Hensler and the former Helen Shields, she was the seventh of 10 children. She grew up in Rumson, N.J., and graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
She is survived by four brothers, Brian Hensler and Thomas Hensler, both of East Hampton, Mark Hensler of Rumson, and Paul Hensler of Jacksonville, Fla., two sisters, Mary Hensler of Oceanport, N.J., and Margaret Hendricks of Rumson, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975.