Montrose—Christina Lynn “Chrisy” Tarshis, age 56,of Montrose, died Tuesday afternoon,May 21, 2002, at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose.
Christina Lynn Loos, the daughter of Charles and Dora Mae (Carter) Loos, was born on Dec. 3, 1945, in McCook, NE, where she spent her childhood years, graduated from McCook High School and grew to adulthood. She then earned a degree in Nursing from Mary Lanning School of Nursing at Hastings, NE.
On June 17, 1967, Chrisy was united in marriage with Jesse A. Tarshis in Hastings, NE for a lifetime partnership. Chrisy and Jesse had shared nearly 35 years of marriage at the time of her death.
Chrisy and Jesse resided eight years in Pine Junction, CO., before moving to Montrose in September of 1980 where they made their home until the time of Chrisy’s death.
She was a longtime member of the World Wildlife Federation and National Geographic Society.
Chrisy will be lovingly remembered as a registered nurse, private pilot, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a woman of many accomplishments that included being a seamstress and tailor from suits for her husband to dainty dresses for her granddaughter. She was also an accomplished gardener. Chrisy’s life was such a precious gift and her memory will be cherished in the hearts of all those who deeply loved her and sill greatly miss her loving presence.
Surviving family members who were very proud and blessed to share Chrisy’s life include her beloved husband, Jesse Tarshis, of Montrose; two daughters: Sarah and husband Troy Smith, of Durango; Ruth Clair Tarshis of Germany; and one precious granddaughter Asia Lyn Smith.
Chrisy was preceded in death by her grandparents and her parents.
A memorial service in celebration of Chrisy’s life was on Friday,May 24,at 4 p.m.at the Chrippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose. Cremation took place and the service will concluded at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to :World Wildlife Fund, In Memory of Christina Tarshis, 1250 24th NW,Washington,D.C.,20037-1132
Arrangements were handled under the direction of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose