BARRE CITY - Amanda Christie, 59, of Highland Avenue, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
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Born with the birth name Helen Hedges on March 19, 1954, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Melvin and Pauline (Pecor) Hedges. She attended elementary school in Barre, as well as Spaulding High School as a member of the Class of 1973.
After high school, she held many different positions, including working at Ames, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles and The Medicine Shoppe. It was during this time that she changed her first name from Helen to Amanda.
On October 13, 1994, she married the boy next door, Charles Christie, whom she stayed with until her death.
Her interests included tending her flower gardens, spending time with her grandchildren or "Little Angels," Ty, Logan Avery and Shyla Peterson, as well as American Indian history and affairs. She was given the American Indian name of "Shineing Star," as her own.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Christie of Barre; her parents, Melvin and Pauline Hedges of Graniteville; her "#1 son," Lance Bordman of Barre; her daughter, Crystal Bennett of Newport; a stepson, Ross Christie and family of Texas; a stepdaughter, Heather Noyes of Milford, N.H.; as well as her best friends, Karen (Ethel) Demers of South Barre and Lucy Bell of Northfield.
Per her wishes. a celebration of her life will be conducted privately by the family.
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The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home - Barre
7 Academy Street, Suite 1
Barre, VT 05641
Published in Times Argus on May 13, 2013