By HDN Staff
Christina Schnieble Walker, 93, Havre, died Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000 at a Havre hospital of natural causes.
Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Walt Kirkegaard officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery.
Walker was born Aug. 15, 1906 in Grand Forks, N.D. to John and Margaret (Dutt) Schnieble. When she was 4, she moved with her family to north of Rudyard, where she lived and went to school for eight years.
She married Irvin Walker on Oct. 10, 1924 in Havre. They lived and farmed north of Hingham. He died in 1960. She then went to work as a housekeeper for a few years before moving to Havre in 1968.
Walker enjoyed long hours of crafts that she would give to her family and friends. She worked in a her garden and grew gladiolus. She was active in the Senior Citizens Center and belonged to the Rebeccas, VFW Auxiliary, attended the Lutheran Church and was a member of the Goldstone Ladies Aid. She played organ for the Goldstone Church and enjoyed playing organ for the family at her home.
In 1991, she was stricken with a stroke and entered long-term care in Havre where she lived for the last 9 years.
Walker was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Irvin, and a number of brothers and sisters, a grandson and great-grandson.
Survivors include: three sons, Elmer Walker of Harlem, Edward Walker of Missoula, and Clyde Walker of Great Falls; four daughters, Margaret Huestis and Mildred "Skip" English, both of Havre, Dorothy Butcher of Bozeman, and Vyonne Mosher of Stevensville; 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Northern Montana Care Center Chapel, 24 W. 13th St., P.O. Box 1231, Havre, MT, 59501 or a memorial of one's choice.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.