ROCHESTER — Christine S. Skidds, 39 of Rochester, died Sept. 14 in Dover gathered with family and friends. She was born in Kittery, Maine, on July 30, 1973, the daughter of Francis and Friedlinde (Wöll) Gross, graduated from Dover High School Class of '91 and went on to the University of New Hampshire.
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Christine carried God's love in everything and everyone around her; guided by this, she inspired many with her strength, courage, grace and unwavering faith. Without speaking a word, her smile would capture you for a lifetime. As a mother and a wife, she instilled everything she had in Garrett, making him the loving boy he is today.
She brought out the softer side of Steve, and showed him what it is to feel unconditional love. As a sister she held Erika, Andrea, Lee and Letitia in her heart at all times. The bond they have to protect and care for each other truly exemplifies what love of family stands for. As Auntie, she encouraged each of them, giving love in everything they did and will do. Our hearts will forever be filled with loving memories of an angel that came from the heavens.
Christine was a paralegal in the office of Mark Moeller, P.A. for 12 years were she continued to help others in times of emotional struggle with only love and sincere compassion.
She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Dover where she was chairperson of the Witness and Nurture Committee, a member of the healing team and a member of the church council.
She also became an active member with "End 68 Hours of Hunger" in the community. While doing this, she set building blocks for her family and church to follow.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen Skidds and her son, Garrett Skidds both of Rochester; her mother, Friedlinde Wöll Gross of Dover; three sisters, Erika Bennett of California, Andrea McCusker of Dover and Letitia Sims of Dover; one brother, Lee Sims of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be on Monday, Sept. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave, Dover, N.H.
Funeral service will follow on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m., St. John's UMC, 28 Cataract Ave., Dover, N.H.
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Published in Fosters from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18, 2012