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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

3220 South 31st Street, Temple, TX

OBITUARY

Christine Lynn Dumdie

April 6, 1970February 16, 2020
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Christine “Chrissy” Lynn DuCap-Dumdie, 49 of Temple, Texas passed away loved and with family at her side on February 16, 2020.

Born April 6, 1970 in Xenia, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carol and Steve Murabito and the late David DuCap.

Christine attended Lake Forest High School and completed her Respiratory Therapy degree at Tacoma Community College. She treasured her children and being a homemaker more than any other job. Christine loved to serve others through her joy of cooking and witnessing for Christ. She was passionate about nature and animals. Mom enjoyed family time, including crafting with her grandbabies, riding horses, embroidering /sewing and watching movies. Christine gave freely of her time to support others in their time of need. She touched so many lives. Her love will live forever in all of our hearts, while she rests in the arms of Jesus.

Christine is survived by her daughters Brittani Baker (Andy) and Claire Dumdie; son Tylor Greenly. Parents Carol Murabito (Steve). Grandchildren Colin, Emalin, and Lilian Baker. Sister Tracy Zook (Ed); nieces Courtney and Katie Zook, great-nephew Bronson; aunts Lin McCracken and Dee DuCap; uncles Dave (Sue) Dixon and Richard Dixon.

Viewing scheduled for Thursday, February 20 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services Friday, February 21 at noon. Both will be held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 3220 S 31st St, Temple, TX 76502

Christine was passionate about God’s work. She was actively involved in supporting Christian medical charities. In lieu of flowers she would have wanted donations to prostheticpromisesforhim.org

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2020

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Biography

      When Christine Lynn Dumdie walked into the room, those in her company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Christine was and how she impacted those around her. Christine was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Christine wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Christine was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Christine was born on April 6, 1970 at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xeria, Ohio. She was the daughter of David Ducap (Father), Carol (Mother) and Stephen Murabito (Step-Father). Christine was raised in Ocala, FL and Harrington, DE. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Christine might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Christine was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to her.

      Christine was raised with one sister, Tracy. Christine was very accepting and supportive of her family. She was perceived as the central person in her family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Christine was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Christine well in her adult life and, along with her wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew her.

      As a young girl, Christine was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Christine was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities like Awana. In her spare time she liked to ride horses, drawing, cracking pecans and baking for others. Christine's memorable achievements included National Honor Society and PADI certified open water diving. Christine had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover.

      During her high school years, Christine responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. She graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988. Christine was a very good student, and generally did well in her courses. Christine absorbed as much as she could from all of her teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using her imagination to master her assignments. For Christine, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to her ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Christine a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to her to discuss just about anything.

      Christine did well in college, as a result of her comfort level with tackling new theories and her love of learning. She earned her Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Tacoma Community College, Washington. Christine was very adaptable, a quality that helped her make the transition from high school to college with little difficulty. As a result, Christine's problem solving skills and thirst for new knowledge almost guaranteed that she enjoyed virtually every class she took. Christine was always in quest of new things to learn and experience

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought her an endless stream of friends, Christine was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Christine was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. She always seemed aware of what was going on with people around her and throughout her life she made many, many friends.

       Christine's skill at “building bridges” played an important role in her ability to make her new family happy. Christine was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served her well in helping to nurture her family.

      Christine was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Christine, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Dumdie home. Christine's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Christine was blessed with 3 children: one son Tyler and two daughters, Brittani and Claire. She was also blessed with 3 grandchildren, Colin, Emalin and Lilian.

      Christine was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was homemaker.

      Because Christine loved to have a broad variety of activities in her life, she took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were riding horses, sewing and embrdary, drawing and art, crafting with her grandbabues and volunteering with the church. Christine had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of her favorite pastimes. However, Christine's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Christine was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. During that time, she was involved with VBS and Women's Bible Study. She was sympathetic and able to empathize with others and she used these qualities to the fullest while working tirelessly for her beliefs.

      Christine's love of improvising in her daily life was a perfect fit for her enjoyment of traveling. Her favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit her personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Christine took her vacations seriously, well, as seriously as she possibly could. Favorite vacations included scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico, Galveston, a family trip to San Antonio and Britt's graduation in Boca, Raton, FL.

      Christine Dumdie passed away on February 16, 2020 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas. She fought a long hard battle against Type I diabetes and renal failure. She is survived by her parents Steve and Carol, sister, Tracy, children, Brittani, Claire, Tylor and grandchildren, Colin, Emalin and Lilian. Services were held at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. Christine was cremated and will stay with her family.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Christine. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Christine Dumdie for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Christine was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with her loved ones.