Christine L. Abshire

May 26, 1951November 24, 2010

Passed away November 24, 2010, age 59. Survived by her life partner, Debbie Oldenburg; three sons, Jamie (Amy) Stewart II, Jason (Tracy) Abshire and Rich (Brandi) Hinton; her parents, William and Marilyn (Bullard) Abshire; brother and sisters, Bill Abshire, Nancy (Paul) Doyle, Leslie Bendall, Abbie Abshire, Sally Abshire, Robin (Phil) Furman and Carrie (Marty) Smith; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her family at HVA and other loving family and friends. She has worked for HVA since 1981 as a communications supervisor. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James Sirks officiating. Burial Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 3, 2010

Christine L. Abshire

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December 27, 2010

My dear Chris.........I have known you and Debbie and the boys since the late 1970's. You were the most wonderful dispatcher I have ever know. HVA had one the contract you took care of every single one of us. we found out we had the same birthday and talked all night having fun. we shared way too many things that are not public but we knew what they meant. I love you and cannot wait to see you again. I swear you are the sweetest and most intelligent woman I have ever know. I miss you and love you......Sandy Holley

Jim Gale

December 16, 2010

Rest in peace, Chris. May God comfort your family and friends. I will miss you, Christine.

Connie and Phill Stover

December 2, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. All of her loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. I know she will be greatly missed.

December 1, 2010

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and God bless. When you feel the tears, take a moment to share a special memory, it will help. Aunt Marge & Uncle Ed, Greg & Chris

James and Theresa Stewart

December 1, 2010

Rest in peace Chris. My thoughts and prays go out to her family. God bless.

Dori Rose

November 30, 2010

You will be missed dearly, Chris. It was truly an honor and privilege to have worked with you. Hope you're doing "just ducky" up there! I will be praying for your family that we all knew you loved so much...and you my dear, was loved so much right back! Much love,

Mary Dalton-Walsh

November 30, 2010

Rest in solemn Chris. You shall be missed by many. Say hello to my mom!

Tracy Knapp

November 30, 2010

My condolences to you and your family during this time.

Mike Rizzo

November 30, 2010

My deepest empathy and wish for comfort to Chris' partner Debbie. I am SO sorry that I'd missed mentioning you in my previous message. I hope that your friends and family can offer comfort to you in this very heartbreaking time.

As I've said before, Although it has been many years since Chris and I have been in contact, I will never forget her and her deeply caring and loving nature, dedication and her wonderful sense of humor.
The world is emptier without her.
I wish you healing.

Mike Rizzo

Michael Rizzo

November 30, 2010

I am very saddened by the news.
Although I haven't seen or been in contact with Chris for many years, I've never forgotten her.
I've always and will always remember her for her compassion and love for those around her, her uncanny sense of humor and her relentless devotion to her work.
Chris, you will be missed in this world.
Christine may not be remembered as a domestic goddess or a perfect person, but she will definitely be remembered as a sweet woman with an incredibly large heart and caring nature.
My thoughts are with her loved ones....especially her sons, siblings,parents, grandchildren and closest friends.
There is an empty space in this world without her.
Love to all,
Mike Rizzo