Virginia Lou (Miller) Christman, 89, longtime resident of Halfway, Oregon and more recently Richland, passed away on August 30, 2020. She had enjoyed a prime rib dinner with family and friends the night before.
Virginia (Ginny) was born September 9, 1930 in Tetonia, Idaho to parents George Albert Miller of Soda Springs, Idaho and Helen Gladys (Rice) of Springfield, Missouri.
Ginny married Thomas P. Christman of Maplewood, Missouri on July 23, 1949 in Baker City, Oregon. Ginny is survived by 3 of their 5 children; Terry Christman of Halfway, Oregon, Kate Spauer (Robert) of La Grande, Oregon, Mark Christman (Jennifer Davis) of Halfway, Oregon; 8 grandchildren; Timothy Christman of Seattle, WA, Elizabeth Tuthill of San Antonio, Texas, Gina Chiodini of St. Louis, MO, Brian Sprauer of Phoenix, AZ, Jacob Sprauer of Richland, OR, Julia Sprauer of Eugene, OR. Paul Hutton of Boise, ID, Ryan Rhyneer of Wentzville, MO; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 68 years Thomas; daughter Julia (Sam), granddaughter, Jessica Rose, son Thomas Jr.; sister Sherrill Pflueger, brother-in-law Bobby Christman.
Prior to the move West, Ginny was an accomplished executive secretary working with 4 senior vice presidents at Ralston Purina Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri. Her meticulous nature and attention to detail served her well as she was also the main proof reader at the Hells Canyon Journal before retiring.
Ginny was a good artist prior to children. After her retirement she picked up oil painting again and became an excellent artist selling and sharing many paintings with family and friends.
Ginny loved most dogs, reading and once upon a time really enjoyed camping, fishing, golf and more recently old movies on the TCM channel. What she loved the most was being with family and friends.
A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. at Pine Haven cemetery where she and Tom’s ashes will be placed together. For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Ginny the family suggests either Heart n Home or the charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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