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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX

OBITUARY

Bunny Carlene Christie

February 1, 1955August 5, 2019
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Bunny Christie, 64 years young, passed away on Monday, August 5th, 2019. She was born in Austin, Texas February 1, 1955 to Billy Wray Glenn and Betty Joyce Wieland Schmitt. Bunny graduated from Round Rock High School, Class of 1973. She is survived by her husband of 13 years Brian A. Christie, children Jamey A. Kessler (Bill), Natalie R. Neyens, Mother and Step-Father Betty J. Schmitt and Rodger W. Schmitt, and Step-Mother Janet C. Glenn, Grandchildren Heidi and Billy Kessler, and sisters and brothers Brenda Carol Glenn McLean (Gary), Patricia Sue Glenn Foster (Tom), Tracy Werdenberg (William), Tamara Schmitt (Wayne), Brenda Henson, Jeff Henson, and David Henson, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Billy Wray Glenn. After graduating from high school, Bunny immediately entered the work force and gave 33 years of dedicated service to IBM. Following her tenure at IBM, Bunny went on to work for the Texas DPS as a Budget Analyst. She would always comment about how much she truly enjoyed her job and loved the people she worked with. She was a great role model for her daughters and always taught them that hard work and dedication would reap benefits. Her smile was contagious. Bunny was loyal, optimistic, and a true coffee addict. She was never at a loss for words and would be the first to tell you what was really on her mind. She loved animals, especially the herd of feral cats that she kept fed and watered daily and knew each by name. She had an extraordinary green thumb and over her lifetime she produced bountiful vegetable gardens and had the most beautiful flower beds. If any of you were fortunate enough, you got the tour of her little piece of heaven on earth, her current garden, which she named "Bunnyland". Bunny was also a fabulous cook. She was known for her New Year’s Eve meal, pork roast and sauerkraut, which brought the family together to ring in another year. Most of all, she cherished family and memories more than anything. She loved Saturday night dominoes with her sisters, Bingo, the Texas Renaissance Festival, camping with the family, ATVing, and playtime with her grandchildren, Heidi and Billy. These kind of moments brought tears of laughter to her life and a smile to her face. Bunny will be missed by family and all who loved her. Visitation and Funeral will be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Visitation is on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bunny can be made to the Leander ASPCA or Texas DPS Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • Bunny is survived by her husband of 13 years Brian A. Christie, children Jamey A. Kessler (Bill), Natalie R. Neyens, Mother and Step-Father Betty J. Schmitt and Rodger W. Schmitt, and Step-Mother Janet C. Glenn, Grandchildren Heidi and Billy Kessler, and sisters and brothers Brenda Carol Glenn McLean (Gary), Patricia Sue Glenn Foster (Tom), Tracy Werdenberg (William), Tamara Schmitt (Wayne), Brenda Henson, Jeff Henson, and David Henson, and many nieces and nephews.

    Preceded in death by her father, Billy Wray Glenn.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Asst. Chief Wynn Reynolds
  • Major Floyd Goodwin
  • Major Terry Preston
  • Captain Michael Stanford
  • Lieutenant David Dixon
  • Retired Asst. Chief John Bateman
  • Gary McLean, Honorary
  • William Werdenberg, Honorary
  • Thomas Foster, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Leander ASPCA
  • Texas DPS Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Memories

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Karen Ray

August 13, 2019

Betty and my mom were pregnant together with Bunny and I. Mom went to school with Billy Wray, her playmate.

Memories~
Riding bikes till dark, worrying about skunks coming after us and piling into the nook that held our back door in Austin, it opened out. So we had to get our nerve up to back up to open it. A lot of screaming ensued.
Riding bikes, jumping rope, playing Red Rover and London Bridge.
Shooting Ken’s cap guns. Rocking an old bed frame that was propped up with a rock so it would sway. Watching Bonaza in color on our TV or playing with my dad’s marbles and tops. When Bunny and Carol pushed the window pane out with their feet.
Putting dish soap on grandma Glenn’s porch, turning on the hose and sliding around, sometimes down the steps with scraped knees.
Then there was tap dancing, heel toe, tumbling and ballet.
My grandma Dora made our outfits. Tapping bears.
Lighting grandpa Ernest’s wagon on fire with a miniature kerosene lantern that we accidentally knocked over. Blanket over the wagon, over our heads. Ken put it out with a doll pillow. We all got out safe and sound.
Playing keep-away with my dad, Collie, around their large boxwood bushes in their front yard. Never could tag him.
Watching Twilight Zone with a blanket over our heads to keep the aliens away.
Same with Wizard of Oz. Those monkeys were scary. Needed thick blankets.
Bunny and I bringing kittens into Aunt Hattie’s house. Hattie swept them out the front door with a broom. So we stayed outside with the kittens until dark. She never sat with us together again.
Eating fried donuts from fresh yeast bread that my grandma made that morning, with a dollop of homemade dewberry jelly and chocolate milk. Dorothy my Mom’s meatballs and mashed potatoes. Carol and Patti would alert us that Bunny took too many potatoes.
When Bunny met my husband Rowe she called him tree. He is 6’3” and, well, Bunny was short. We got together to play games, drink cool aid and listen to Neil Diamond (Bunny’s choice.)

Sheila Randel

August 11, 2019

Bunny was a true gift to anyone who got the opportunity to know her. Her wings were ready even if we were not.

Janet Gossett-Childers

August 11, 2019

Bunny was first- love of my brother, Larry Gossett. The Gossett family loved Bunny so much for her always smiling, beautiful, sweet face and personality. We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to her family. What a shock to learn, today, of the loss of such a wonderful young woman. God’s peace be with you all.

Wanda Sanders

August 10, 2019

It was a pleasure to work with Bunny at DPS. She was a beautiful soul inside and out and her smile was always a welcome sight. I’ll be keeping her family in prayer.

Shirley & Weldon Nabors

August 10, 2019

Brian,
Weldon and I thank both of you for adopting two of our donkeys. The donkeys went to a good home.

May you find peace in your heart.

Sincerely, Shirley and Weldon Nabors

Corky Schalchlin

August 9, 2019

I retired from DPS in 2016. I got to know Bunny very well starting in 2010. I was a Major at DPS HQs and Bunny helped me figure out how much money that I had in my budget. I spent many hours in her office talking about DPS issues, many hours talking about her daughter (who she was so proud of), and just about life. Bunny always had a smile on her face and I loved spending time with her. My prayers and with Brian and the family.

Ann Coomes

August 9, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Bunny's passing. I worked with Bunny at DPS and I will always remember her with a smile and a cup of coffee. The world has become a little less bright now that God has called back one of his special angels. God Bless Her and her family.

Cathy Glover

August 9, 2019

Working with Bunny was a great pleasure. She always had a smile and a kind word! She will be sorely missed by all her friends & Co-workers at DPS!
My thoughts and prayers are with Brian and Bunny’s family May God send you comfort and peace during this difficult time!

Russell Gregory

August 9, 2019

My work day was always better after I stopped by Bunny’s desk and exchanged “good morning” greetings and visited for a few minutes! Bunny was a very positive, caring and kind person. I always walked away smiling after we talked! Bunny is now smiling down on all of us, so lets take time to look up and smile back at her! Rest in Peace. Praise be to God.

Herb Sleeper

August 9, 2019

I remember working with Bunny in the IS control center 3rd shift. Around 11.30 pm driving my old vw down McNeil - then a two-lane road with no traffic at all - suddenly blink blink there goes Bunny passing me!
I miss those days, and all the great times my wife Marie (Bunny called her Miss M) and I had with Bunny.

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Biography

Bunny Christie, 64 years young, passed away on Monday, August 5th, 2019. She was born in Austin, Texas February 1, 1955 to Billy Wray Glenn and Betty Joyce Wieland Schmitt. Bunny graduated from Round Rock High School, Class of 1973. She is survived by her husband of 13 years Brian A. Christie, children Jamey A. Kessler (Bill), Natalie R. Neyens, Mother and Step-Father Betty J. Schmitt and Rodger W. Schmitt, and Step-Mother Janet C. Glenn, Grandchildren Heidi and Billy Kessler, and sisters and brothers Brenda Carol Glenn McLean (Gary), Patricia Sue Glenn Foster (Tom), Tracy Werdenberg (William), Tamara Schmitt (Wayne), Brenda Henson, Jeff Henson, and David Henson, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Billy Wray Glenn.

After graduating from high school, Bunny immediately entered the work force and gave 33 years of dedicated service to IBM. Following her tenure at IBM, Bunny went on to work for the Texas DPS as a Budget Analyst. She would always comment about how much she truly enjoyed her job and loved the people she worked with. She was a great role model for her daughters and always taught them that hard work and dedication would reap benefits. Her smile was contagious. Bunny was loyal, optimistic, and a true coffee addict. She was never at a loss for words and would be the first to tell you what was really on her mind. She loved animals, especially the herd of feral cats that she kept fed and watered daily and knew each by name. She had an extraordinary green thumb and over her lifetime she produced bountiful vegetable gardens and had the most beautiful flower beds. If any of you were fortunate enough, you got the tour of her little piece of heaven on earth, her current garden, which she named "Bunnyland". Bunny was also a fabulous cook. She was known for her New Year’s Eve meal, pork roast and sauerkraut, which brought the family together to ring in another year. Most of all, she cherished family and memories more than anything. She loved Saturday night dominoes with her sisters, Bingo, the Texas Renaissance Festival, camping with the family, ATVing, and playtime with her grandchildren, Heidi and Billy. These kind of moments brought tears of laughter to her life and a smile to her face. Bunny will be missed by family and all who loved her.

Visitation and Funeral will be held at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. Visitation is on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bunny can be made to the Leander ASPCA or Texas DPS Foundation.