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Wilford B. Christie

BOMOSEEN, VT - Wilford B. Christie, 69, died unexpectedly Monday, December 3, 2012, at his home.

Born June 7, 1943, in Randolph, Vt., he was the son of the late Wilford C. and Myrtle (Lawliss) Christie.

He was a graduate of Spaulding High School, Barre. After high school he entered General Electric apprentice school and worked for General Electric as a tool and die maker, serving as foreman. He retired after 42 years of service.

Wil was a member of Valley View Golf Course, Whitehall, N.Y., and Lake St. Catherine Country Club.

He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, fishing and taking yearly trips salmon fishing in Pulaski, N.Y., cooking and canning, gardening.

He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda (LaFrancis) Christie, who he married August 20, 2005, at their home in Bomoseen. By his three sons, Scott Christie and his wife Betty, of St. Albans, Brian Christie and his wife Janice, of Underhill, and Aaron Christie and his wife Laela, of Middletown Springs. By his brothers, Melvin Christie and his wife Marge, of Barre, Noel Christie and his wife Jeannine, of Barre, and John "Butch" Christie, of Randolph; by his sister, Marylyn Partch and her husband Carl, of El Paso, Tx. By his grandchildren, Thomas Christie, of Williamsport, Pa., Carol Grimes, of St. Albans, Daniel Christie and his wife Ashley, of Lyndonville, Rebecca Christie, of Harrisburg, Pa., David Christie, of Underhill, Joleen "Jojo" Christie, of Underhill, Evelyn Christie, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Aaron Christie, of Middletown Springs. By his uncle Art Christie, of St. Albans, by his sister-in-law Theresa Wilczynski and her son Robert Weinreber; also by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also by his former wife Rachel Christie, of Castleton.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a grandson Andy Christie, who died in 2002.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Ducharme Funeral Home, 1939 Main Street, Castleton. The Apostle Ariel Ainsworth, from the Rock of Greater Burlington, will officiate. Visiting hours will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth With A Mission Fund at YWAM Harrisburg, 333 South 13th St. Harrisburg, PA, 17104.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral home Inc. www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.

Published in Rutland Herald on Dec. 5, 2012
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