OBITUARY

Christina Slusher McCauley

May 10, 1963January 1, 2014

Christina Slusher McCauley, born May 10, 1963 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky., died on January 1, 2014 in Conroe Tx. after a long battle with liver disease. She was the beloved daughter of Sandra Wigginton, Friendswood,Tx. and Joseph L.McCauley, Houston, Tx. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Slusher , Middlesboro, Ky. and former Middlesboro mayor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. McCauley, Sr. Both grandfathers are deceased. Chrissy began playing the violin in New Haven, Conn. when she was in 3rd grade and continued through high school at Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She was Concertmaster for several years in the Houston All-City Orchestra. Upon graduation, she was named the most valuable player of the year. Chrissy attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.on music scholarships and studied there for three semesters. She spent one year at the University of Kentucky also on music scholarships.

Chrissy was always optimistic, cheerful, and had an infectous smile and laugh. She continued with this attitude even after being placed on the liver transplant list.

Chrissy is survived by her longtime partner, Thomas Moore, her son, Joshua, her parents and step-parents-Tim Wigginton and Cornelia Kuffner. She is also survived by her two sisters-Katie McCauley and Marianne Vargas, her two half-brothers-Hans and Finn Kuffner-McCauley, her three stepsisters-Michelle Travers(Josh), Stephanie Kowalczyk(Craig), and Emily Stone. In addition, she leaves behind aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Funeral and burial will be in Middlesboro, Ky. With services provided by Green Hills Funeral Home on Thursday January 9, 2014. Visitation 11:00-1:00 with funeral and burial afterwards.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2014
REMEMBERING

Christina Slusher McCauley

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Steve Reams

January 15, 2014

Chrissy and I were good friends growing up in Middlesboro. She spent many summers there when we were young and I have great memories of playing together as young children, going to the pool and generally spending some great summers together at Art and Anne Slusher's home. I am deeply saddened by this and wish her family and loved ones the very best.
Steve Reams

Sandra WIGGINTON

January 13, 2014

My sweet daughter-I miss you more than I can express. I love you.

January 10, 2014

Kathy S. and I were good friends in Middlesboro growing up. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jenny Paynter

January 10, 2014

I. Have fond memories of Chrissy as a child playing with my children. My thoughts and prayers go out to her loving family.

Bebe Reams Denham

Michael Chacon

January 6, 2014

You were a great friend Chrissy. Always fun helping you with the computer problems. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

John McCauley

January 4, 2014

Chrissy will be dearly missed. She was like a little sister to me rather than my niece. Chrissy and I fell somewhere in between everyone else. She and I were closer in age than she was to her little sisters and brothers or I was to my older sisters and brothers, with just five years separating us. We remained in close contact through her college years at Northwestern and the University of Kentucky. In our adult years we visited by telephone several times a year but did not get to visit in person very often. She fought a hard and tough battle and I feel comforted that she is now at peace. May God bless her!

FROM THE FAMILY