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Marie Christopher


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Marie Christopher Obituary
July 5, 1932 - August 27, 2017 Marie Wyllis Christopher (the former Marie Josephine Wyllis) passed away in her home in Los Angeles after a brief illness, surrounded by her three children. She was 85. Mrs. Christopher was a native of Los Angeles. She graduated from Marlborough School in 1948 and USC in 1952. After college, she taught in elementary schools in the South Bay and the San Fernando Valley. In 1956, Marie married the love of her life, Warren Christopher. She shared his interesting life and career, which culminated with his serving as the Secretary of State of the United States from 1993-1997. Mrs. Christopher loved her family, USC football, watching tennis, her pets, her many close friends, and especially making a warm and loving home for her husband. Mrs. Christopher is survived by her three children, Scott Christopher, Thomas Christopher and Kristen Christopher Henderson and their respective spouses, Allison, Oya, and Andrew, as well as her five grandchildren: Andrew Christopher, Lauren Christopher, Christopher Henderson, Warren Christopher, and Chloe Christopher. Private services are planned. In lieu of flowers or condolences, the family asks that Marie be remembered by given a donation to at wish.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 1, 2017
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