Mamie Christopherson

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Mamie Lee Christopherson

Mamie Lee Christopherson of Rio Rancho ,NM passed peacefully Oct. 9, 2017. Born July 4, 1932 in Amarillo TX. to Emma Isabella Becker from Ehrenbreitstein, Germany and Albert Calvin McKinney from Wingo, KY.

She will be remembered as a loving Mother, Grandmother & friend. She loved helping in the community. Inez Elementary PTA president, 1st VP of State PTA, President of VFW Post 401 Auxiliary, President of ABQ Kachina Greeters, One of first volunteers at Albuquerque Convention & Visitor Bureau (ACVB), March of Dimes Board of Directors, Cancer Society Area Chairman in Huntington Beach, CA, member Jaycee Wives in Rapid City, SD, member APS East Area Advisory Council. Employed by Northrup Corp Hawthorne, CA & JC Penney call center in Rio Rancho.

Enjoyed gardening, needlework, traveling, especially to all Hawaiian Islands where she & Silky spent many wedding anniversaries.

She is survived by daughters, Colleen Konetzni, husband Kevin, Kathleen Leonard, Karen Hogerheide, husband Scott, grandsons, Joshua, Elliott & Forrest Konetzni, Jordan Leonard, three step children, 15 step grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by husband, Selwyn "Silky" Christopherson, parents, three brothers one sister, and two step children.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later time.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 15, 2017