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Christine Legreid Barnes
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1915
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 2009
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Christine, age 94, passed away on Thursday at Oakwood Village West. She was born in Humbolt, IA the elder daughter of Herman & Constance Legreid. Following education at UW-Madison and Miss Groves Secretarial School, she married Robert H. Barnes on Nov. 17, 1939, living her adult life in Madison. As homemaker, she raised their three children, was active in philanthropic work and was a longtime active member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Her free time interests were cooking, reading, auditing UW classes, family, friends, outdoor activities, home and her Norwegian heritage associations, such as Gudrid. Christine was keenly interested in Historic Madison preservation. She and her husband traveled worldwide. Words that describe Christine are fashionable, warm hearted, sincere, and sociable. Her multifaceted interests included hiking, fashion, art, music, and other cultures. And a day was not complete without a cup of coffee. Surviving are her daughters, Patricia (William H.) Putnam of Madison, WI, Constance (Stan) Fox of Mount Horeb, WI; son, David (Vicki Rabe) of Ridgeway, WI; six grandchildren, William Putnam, Rachel (Ron) Olson, Seth (Elena) Barnes, Briana Barnes, Charlie and Winston Fox; seven great-grandchildren, Heidi, Josephine, Aidan, Justin, Jessica, Ella, and Lucy; and a cousin, Dr. Mac Baskett of Livingston, MT. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; sister, Constance Rockett; and cousin, Elaine Mueller. A memorial service was held at Oakwood Village West in the Resurrection Chapel with Pastor Gwen Brandfass officiating. Inurnment was at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family suggests any memorials be made in Christine's name to Bethel Lutheran Church Media Ministry, Bethel Horizons, or the Oakwood Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood for their loving care of Christine, and the thoughtful medical care of Dr. Ewalt and Dr. Gilliam. 
 
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  Robert Harder Barnes (1914 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Medick
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41339604
Christine <i>Legreid</i> Barnes
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Christine <i>Legreid</i> Barnes
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Christine <i>Legreid</i> Barnes
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Rest In Peace, Christine.
- RavenHawk
 Added: Feb. 21, 2012
 
 
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