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Christine McMillan


1942 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Christine McMillan Obituary
CHRISTINE McMILLAN (GARAVAGLIA) 9/23/1942 3/28/2015 Murrieta- Christine McMillan passed away peacefully on March 28, 2015 in her home at the Bear Creek community of Murrieta, California, after a long battle with breast cancer. Christine was born in Oakland, CA to John J. and Nalda Garavaglia of Crockett, CA, where she spent her childhood. She later attended Cal Poly Pomona where she met her future husband, Richard C. McMillan of Riverside, CA. In 1975 they moved from Riverside to Rancho California, now known as Temecula, to be closer to Richard's farming business. Since education and helping kids were passions of hers she worked as a substitute teacher for many years in both the Temecula and Murrieta School Districts. It was during those years she met one of her dearest friends, the late Lena Seeman. After Richard passed away she retired to the Bear Creek community in Murrieta where she lived out her life among wonderful friends and neighbors. It was during that time that she adopted her cherished black French bulldog, Ozzie, a fixture at her side for many years around Bear Creek and her morning walks in Old Town Temecula. Besides her son Michael R. McMillan, she is survived by her daughter-in-law Dr. Nancy Salisbury and grandson Rainn McMillan of Murrieta; mother Nalda Garavaglia of Rohnert Park; brother Paul Garavaglia; sister-in-law Debbie Garavaglia; and nieces Jodie Garavaglia of Sebastopol and Kellie Garavaglia of Santa Rosa. She was laid to rest in a private graveside ceremony, next to husband Richard, at Olivewood Memorial Park in Riverside.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 5, 2015
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