CAROLYN BURD CHRISTIE, 92, of Fort Wayne, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Wood view Assisted Living. Born March 3, 1920, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was a graduate of Northwestern University School of Music and was a life-long pianist, teaching music and piano in her younger days and sharing her musical talent with every group she joined. She married Dana Bigelow Christie on June 10, 1944, in Wilmington, Del. They lived in Cincinnati and Chicago before moving to Fort Wayne. Together they enjoyed worldwide travel visiting 19 countries as well as most of the United States, bringing back images that became travelogues that many enjoyed. She spent many years volunteering in various organizations: literacy programs in Fort Wayne, organist at First Presbyterian Church, pianist and teacher at Camps Farthest Out, and pianist and minister at Brigade of Light Church. Carolyn authored a book, 'Letters to a Disciple'. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Christie (husband, William F.) Donovan of Marietta, Ga.; sons, Dana B. (wife, Patricia) Christie Jr. and William J. (wife, Catherine) Christie, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lisa R. Clements of Auburn, Ga., Alicia C. Keswani of Orlando, Fla., David A. Christie, Logan W. Christie and Andrew C. Christie, all of Fort Wayne; great-grandchild, Ann Ryan of Auburn, Ga. She was preceded in death her husband, Dana Sr.; and son, George B. Christie. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Church of the Brigade of Light, 6722 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805; or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 15, 2013