Christopher Lackey
Christopher Robert Lackey, 39, died on April 28, 2011 in an avalanche near Alaska's Mount McKinley. He was born January 12, 1972 in Blacksburg, Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon in Eugene. Chris was also an accomplished rower, medaling in numerous national rowing competitions. Chris later earned a MBA from Texas A&M. Lackey worked for 13 years in the energy business, most recently as director of commercial integration for GenOn Energy Inc.
Chris is survived by his beloved wife, Meryl Michelle Robichaux Lackey, his two children Evan and Abbie Lackey, his parents Robert and Lana Lackey of Corvallis, Oregon, his sister Karen Lackey working in Saudi Arabia and his grandmother June Lackey of Salem, Oregon. Chris will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, son and brother, who always put his family first.
Chris was very active at First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. Chris was also a passionate outdoors man very dedicated to hiking, climbing and scuba diving. Chris? love for the outdoors grew from his days with the Boy Scouts.
Chris will be dearly missed by his wife, children, family, co-workers and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mount Rainier National Park (climbing education or rescue and search efforts), Attn: Superintendent's Office, 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford, WA 98304 or First Presbyterian Church.
The Celebration of his life will be Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., Houston TX 77004. Online tributes may be posted at

Published by Houston Chronicle from May 2 to May 3, 2011.
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Chris, We will always cherish the moments at school together and will sorely miss you and your smile.
on behalf of your friends from Texas A&M
Ash Pithawala
May 26, 2011

I will hold all our precious memories close to my heart. We will all miss you. You were the love of my life and I cherish the time we had together.

In my heart you!
Michelle Robichaux
May 14, 2011
Michelle - I am so sorry for your loss! Chris was a compassionate leader - always thinking of others. Always a warm smile!! You and your family remain in my prayers.
Laura Jo Moody
May 4, 2011
Dear Michelle,Evan, Abbie, Katie, Lana, and Bob, You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as you go through this time of loss and sorrow. Chris was so full of life and a sense of challenge and adventure, and participated in so many different venues with all his gifts. Know you are being held in God's loving care as you try to cope with this terrible tragedy. Cammie & Dave Bella, Corvallis, OR
Cammie & Dave Bella
May 4, 2011
Dear Michelle,
On behalf of everyone here at Acclaim you have our deep and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear husband. We were all shocked to hear of his passing and want you to know how very sorry we are. From what we read, Chris sounds like the kind of man many others should try to emulate, smart, loving, compassionate and faithful.

May God bless you and give you the strength during this difficult period.
John and Elizabeth Elder
John Elder
May 4, 2011
To the Lackey Family,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this devastating time.
Udhailyah School
May 4, 2011
Michelle, I heard the news from our friends at VE in Houston. What a terrible tragedy. My thoughts are with you. Doug Glass
May 4, 2011
Chris was a gentle spirit and a faithful presence in the children's Sunday School at First Presbyterian. He was so dedicated, and it was so obvious that he was committed to being a Godly role model to those dear children and committed to raising them in the love of Christ. Every family who had a child in his class has benefited from this devoted teacher of the Word. We are grateful, and he will be so dearly missed.
Valerie Arredondo
May 3, 2011
So sorry for your loss Michele. You and the children are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Ceconi
May 3, 2011
To our dear friend, Michelle,
We are at a loss for words, so prayer is the only way we can communicate our feelings at this time of sorrow and heartbreak. We ask God to hold you in his arms and comfort you as we wish we could be there to do the same.
Sending all our love to you and Chris' children and family.
Kristen, Matt, Ellie & Sydney Stocking
May 3, 2011
Michelle, my deepest & sincerest condolences. May God bless & keep you and your family in this time of sorrow.
L. Love
May 3, 2011
Michelle, you all are in our prayers over the loss of your husband. Continue to talk to the children about how wonderful of a man/father he was. Keep his memories alive. God bless you all!!
Elfriede SCS
May 3, 2011
Sorry to hear about Mr Lackey. He was a very kind man. He'll be missed. My condolences to your family. J Tonnu
Julia Tonnu
May 3, 2011

My deepest condolonces in the loss of your husband. Maggie Valles
May 3, 2011
Sorry to hear about Mr Lackey he will be dearly missed
W Mims
May 3, 2011
My son loved having Chris as his Sunday School teacher for the past two years. Eli said that Chris had a special gift for making the lessons fun. He was a mighty man of faith who made a wondrous impression on Eli's growing faith, and he is greatly missed. We are praying every day for your family; may God's love support you through this time.
Anne Imperial
May 3, 2011

Please know I'm praying for you and your children that God will give each of you peace and cover you with his precious wings.
Sylvia Sauseda
May 3, 2011
God Bless you and your family. A very sad and difficult time. May God lay his loving hands on your lives and give you peace.
P Coston
May 3, 2011
From Abbie's class we want you to know how heart broken we each are for you, Evan and our sweet Abbie. We are with you in prayer and thought. He was a great father!
Carole Sonmor
May 2, 2011
Michelle - You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for you loss. Please let me know if you need anything.
Sara Black
May 2, 2011
Michelle, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for you on your loss and hoping , too, that comfort and peace may come to you. Chris will be mised by all of us and will remain alive in our hearts.
Elena Ramirez
May 2, 2011
Michelle, you and your family have all been in my prayers since I received the tragic news about Chris. I am so very saddened by your loss.
Mary Jean Carter
May 2, 2011
Michelle I am so sorry for you loss - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Ann Knight
May 2, 2011
I admire Chris for his strength of character, his easiness, and his faith. I will continue to be inspired by the actions he took and the things he said in the short time I was able to know him. He will live in my memories and lighten our hearts.
Dale/Megan Ballard
May 2, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. R.I.P. Chris,
you will be missed! Michelle, I'm right across the street if you need anything.
Janice Carroll
May 2, 2011
Michelle, my heart is aching for you. Sending you prayers for comfort and strength in this time of heartache. Lifting you and your family up in my thoughts for a way through the grief to a place of peace. I'm so sorry.
Cathy Flores
May 2, 2011
I am surprised and saddened by the loss of Chris. He was a good, honest, and hardworking guy. I remember when I found out (at Reliant) that you and he were getting married. I was so happy knowing that you had found such a good guy. Please have faith in Jesus Christ as you continue to move forward.
Rodney Coleman
May 2, 2011
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." May your family find some peace in this promise. You are in my prayers.
Jennifer Bruno
May 2, 2011
Michelle ~
My heart breaks for your family. I wish I knew the words to say that would give you comfort during this time. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Cassi Odum
May 2, 2011
Dearest Michelle, Evan, Abby and family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We thought the world of Chris as a man, father and husband. As you know, and all of those around Chris knew, he loved each of you so much! We are keeping you in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
Jayna and Mike Haney
May 2, 2011
Todos mis pensamientos y oraciones estan con tu familia. (thinking of you and taking your family in all my prayers)
Magdalena Goenaga
May 1, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Beatriz Moreno
May 1, 2011
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