Orpah Christopher

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Christopher, Orpah Eileen

Orpah Eileen Christopher

July 22, 1930-June 9, 2017

Mother, teacher, tour guide, church leader: Orp's guidance was lost to us June 9th. Orp saw every person she met as a instant friend, and left smiles behind wherever she went.

Last child of the Rev. Theodore & Evelyn Schumacher, Orp was born in Kahoka, MO, grew up in Huntingburg, IN, and lived for 65 years in Albuquerque. She was predeceased by her three siblings, Dorothy Rest, Frederick Schumacher, and Calvin Schumacher, as well as her former husband Robert Christopher. She is survived by her son Keith & wife Mary Wright; granddaughters Micaela & husband Scott Knappmiller & Meara & daughter Kenna & husband Bill O'Connell, and granddaughters Alise and Kira.

Orpah's spiritual home for almost 60 yrs was Church of the Good Shepherd. In Orp's memory a memorial fund for a new playground has been established. Info may be found & donations made at ucccogs.org.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 2, 2017