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Christine F. Shuler

Christine was born on December 20, 1924 in Bailey, NC and died peacefully at home in Darrington, WA surrounded by her children on March 7, 2014. Christine is survived by her son, James Shuler; and partner, Mike of Seattle, WA; daughters, Deloria Shuler, of Federal Way, WA, and Karen and Howie Woodruff, of Kirkland, WA; grandchildren, Aaron Shuler and Aimee Woodruff; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Willard Finch of Tifton, Georgia; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon; parents, Preston and Lenora Finch; and brother, Willis. Christine graduated from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. While in college she met her future husband, Weldon and they married in 1946 after graduation. They moved to Darrington in 1951 where they spent their remaining years together. Christine taught business subjects at Darrington High School until she retired in 1980. She loved teaching and was always willing to give the extra attention that a student needed. She fondly referred to all of her students as her "kids". In the classroom, she was always professional and expected the same from her students. Besides teaching she loved music. She played the piano/organ for the church and many weddings and funerals. After retirement she spent many happy years playing piano for the gospel quartet the Harmonaires which included her husband, Weldon. Christine's children would like to give a special thanks to Robin Wood for everything she did for our Mother! Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Darrington. Followed by a graveside service at the Darrington Cemetery and celebration of her life at the Darrington Community Center. Funeral arrangements by Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 11 to Mar. 14, 2014
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