OBITUARY

Christine T. Douglass

September 19, 1917May 1, 2021
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Christine Thomas Douglass, Age 103, passed away peacefully at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 1, 2021. She was much loved by her family. Christine was born to the late Ethel Ellen Vaughn Thomas and Walter Thomas on September 19, 1917 on the family farm in Heavener, Oklahoma, where she grew up with close ties to the Mount View Baptist church and her extended family. Christine got her first job at the Oklahoma state capital in Oklahoma City in 1937. She met and married the late George Myron Douglass in Victor Oklahoma, in 1938. They had two children, a son, Bruce Myron Douglass, born in Heavener, Oklahoma, and a daughter, Gwynne Ellen (Douglass) Stanker, born in Los Angeles, California. When the family moved back to Oklahoma City, Christine joined the civil service and was employed at Tinker Air Force base as a Secretary. The family then moved to Colorado, where she remained in the civil service at Ent Air Force base as an Executive Secretary. She retired after 30 years of civil service in Colorado Springs, having won numerous honors and awards for her service as a federal employee. Survivors include Christine’s son Bruce Douglass (wife Judy), and his son Scott Ethersmith (wife Juniper) and Scott’s two sons, Arcus and Linden; as well as Bruce’s daughter, Cindi (Douglass) Douglas (husband Randy), and Cindi’s two sons, Zaedon and Devon. Christine is also survived by a daughter, Gwynne (Douglass) Stanker (husband Michael), Gwynne’s son, Michael Christopher Stanker (wife Patricia), and Michael’s two sons, Corey Stanker and Connor Stanker (wife Katie). Connor Stanker’s daughter Brooklyn Bjornholt-Stanker became Christine’s first great-great grandchild. Visitation will be offered on Tuesday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Memorial Gardens’ chapel, 3825 Airport Road, 80910, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Memorial service (funeral) will be on the following day, Wednesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the same chapel in Memorial Gardens. A brief committal service will follow.

Condolences may be offered at: dignitymemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Sonya Blinkinsop

May 7, 2021

Christine was my "Special Care" person in church and once we met in 2004 we were forever friends. We grew close as we had lunch together, chatted on the phone, shopped, laughed, went sightseeing and attended church services. She was a wonderful lady, very humble, caring, appreciate, and well versed in worldly affairs, history, and the Bible. The Holy Spirit got her through the trials of life and losing her husband and mother in the same year. She was brave to live alone and manage her affairs until almost 100. Her fortitude marveled me.

May her loving family find solace remembering her kind and generous ways, her smiles and hugs and her strength beyond measure. May God take her under his loving arms and bless her in Heaven forever and ever. Hats off to lovely Christine.

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