To my loving and beautiful wife Kris: You were a beautiful person anyone could ever get to know. We had been together for 30 years. I am so glad we met. We were young students back then. We have built our lives from scratch with nothing except our college degree. Your sign language interpreting skills were beyond amazing. You made a positive difference wherever you went. Through the years, you have touched many lives by bringing the best out of people who were struggling with various issues. You truly had a talent working with people. You made the world a beautiful and better place. You were very patient with me and loved me very much, and you did the same with many other people. You were a savvy, intelligent, crafty, resourceful, patient, and forgiving person. You will be very much missed, until I see you again in Heaven. Your husband, Mat.
Christine, my youngest, middle and oldest child as she liked to refer to herself. She was one of the bright lights in my life and I am privileged to be called her Mom. She was a loving, intelligent, sassy, generous, crafty lady, a woman of many talents, but most of all she was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her family and I will miss her forever. I know one day we will see her again. Until then we trust she will help to guide us. Love you, Chris. Your Mother.
A memorial service will be held on February 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Loomis Funeral Home, located at 420 W. Main Street in Apopka.