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Age 72, September 19, 2005. Wife of beloved late Roy Christiansen. Mother of Kathryn Hardy (Kent), Patricia Kalbfleisch (Steve), Kai Christiansen and Karl Christiansen. Grandmother of Cole, Owen, Lauren, Brock, Peter, Axel and the late Matthew. Sister of Gordon Stauffer. Companion of Welsh Corgi, Mikey. Barbara was a graduate of Baldwin High School and the University of Michigan, School of Dental Hygiene, Class of 1955. Barbara enriched the lives of innumerable persons through her passionate involvement in the Detroit Zoo, the Huntington Woods Study and Garden Clubs, the Huntington Woods Library, The Detroit Opera, PFLAG, Pet-a-Pet, Oakland Audubon, to name but a few of her community activities. Barbara has a boundless enthusiasm for life and a gift for inspiring the same in others. Visitation, Thursday, September 22, 5-9 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile (Four blocks East of Woodward) Royal Oak. Memorial service at the Huntington Woods Community Center on Scotia, Saturday, September 24, 10-11 a.m. and a reception to follow at the Huntington Woods Library. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PFLAG, Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan or Hospice of Michigan.

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Published in The Detroit News on Sep. 21, 2005.