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Christine M. Ndururi

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Army Spc. Christine M. Ndururi of Dracut; 21 DRACUT Army Spc. Christine M. Ndururi, 21, a resident of Dracut, died unexpectedly Tuesday November 6th in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. She was born in Kenya on December 6, 1985, and was a daughter of Wilson N. Wachira and Mary W. Mwaniki, of Dracut. She emigrated with her family to the United States and moved to Dracut in February of 2003 when she was sixteen years old. She was a graduate of Dracut High School, class of 2005. Christine enlisted in the Army reserves while a senior at Dracut High School. In March of 2006 she entered the active Army and in September of that year she was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Fort Hood, Texas, as an automated logistical specialist. She earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. Prior to entering the active Army she was employed as a certified nursing assistant by Tewksbury Hospital. Christine was a devout Christian, and was an active member of the Kenyan Community Presbyterian Church [Ushindi] in Lowell. She enjoyed singing and was a member of her church's choir. She also enjoyed playing and watching sports and watching movies. In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers George Ndururi of Dracut, Simon Ndururi of California, and Ambrose Ndururi of Dracut; a sister Faith Ndururi of Dracut; her grandparents Simon and Millcent Mwaniki and Peninah Kiriamburi, all of Kenya; two nieces Maureen Wanjiku and Beatrice Waithiegeni, both of Kenya, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was also the granddaughter of the late John Kiriamburi. NDURURI Friends may call at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 4 until 8 PM. Her Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday in the First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave. in Lowell. Interment in Oakland Cemetery in Dracut. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Christine M. Ndururi Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of America, 501 Bridge St., Lowell, MA 01850. For online condolences and directions visit dracutfuneralhome.com.

Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 28, 2007
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