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Christine Virginia Johnson Gardiner
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1915
Hot Spring County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 2012
Jackson County
Oregon, USA

Our precious wife and mother left us on March 19, 2012, after giving all of us many years of great love and inspiration. She brought us wonderful care and sweet memories. We shall always adore her.

Chris was born in Malvern, Ark., on July 6, 1915, to Georgia A. and Harry Johnson. At age 12, her family moved to Klamath Falls, Ore. She graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1933.

On July 3, 1941, Chris married W. Douglas Gardiner, at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Fransisco, Calif. Doug had entered the U.S. Army on April 3, 1941, so Chris became an Army wife, something she did for the next 31 years.

Our son, James Douglas Gardiner, was born September 8, 1942, at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming. Our daughter, Danielle Virginia Geoffrion, was born September 4, 1944, at McCormick General Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.

Chris quickly adjusted to the customs and requirements of military life and enjoyed every assignment, except when Doug was on unaccompanied tours in New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan or Vietnam. Her accompanied posts were in Virginia, California, Georgia, Germany, Kansas, Hawaii, New York, Washington, D.C. and Okinawa.

Chris was always busy taking care of the family, organizing theater groups, running thrift shops and playing golf. She particularly loved our assignment in Germany, where she could enjoy all of the above activities and a typical Army social life.

Upon our retirement in Medford, Ore., Chris enjoyed golf, needlework, knitting, the Presbyterian Women, and her 25 years as a Pink Lady at Rogue Valley Medical Center.

Chris loved America, her many friends, her Lord and Savior, and her family. Other family members not previously mentioned are: Danielle's husband, Alan L. Geoffrion; Jim's former wife, Maureen Gardiner; our sister-in-law, Marina Gardiner; our grandson, Kevin, his wife, Carrie, and their boy, Keiran; our granddaughter, Sarah, her husband, Paul Kelly, and their triplets, Matthew, Christopher, and Jack; and her cousin, Mary Johnson.

We shall miss Chris more than we can say, and we thank God for having her with us for those wonderful years.

Created by: J
Record added: Mar 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87375886
Christine Virginia <i>Johnson</i> Gardiner
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