Christine D. Anselmi-Garberding, of Pueblo, Colo., 35, passed away March 23, 2005, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Survived by her loving husband, Mark Garberding; step-daughters, Ashley, Brandy and Salena; mother, Carlene (Bob Wiese) Anselmi of Pueblo; father, Michael (Sue) Anselmi of Colorado Springs; parents-in-law, Jim and Margaret Garberding of Pueblo; sister, Crystal (Robb Stevenson) Anselmi; maternal grandmother, Leona Hagedorn of Cheyenne, Wyoming; nephews, Cody and Brandon; 3 brothers-in-law of Pueblo; and many loving family members and friends. Preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Carl Hagedorn; paternal grandparents, James and Marian Anselmi; cousin, Brian Parsons; and grandmother-in-law, Mabel Meerkatz. Christine was born February 8, 1970, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She loved the challenge of jigsaw puzzles and the simple things in life. She was so precious and dear to us all; not only a loving, caring person, but while enduring her own pain and suffering, she consistently remained true to her altruistic mannerisms - a quality only God can bestow in a chosen few. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for helping us to make Christine's transition easier, to include Beth, Lynn, Kim, Rhonda, Fran and Elaine. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 12 Noon Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Reverend Randy Bolt officiating. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care or Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I was just thinking of her and Crystal, and I came across this. As long as I can remember, I always looked up to her & admired her. She was such a special person, and so important to my family. She is greatly missed. <3

  2. This is to Christine’s husband, Dad Mike and Mom Carlene. I’m sorry I did not know about Christine’s death until last night. We saw VanPelts at the Mall and they told us. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Christine did a lot of babysitting for us, and for Francis. I did not have your addresses, and I don’t know if you’ll get this since it is late – but I wanted to send my sympathies.

    Francis and Donna Sides

  3. Dear Mike and Carlene and all family members,

    It was with deep regret that Carla and I learned of Christine’s death. We extend to you our deepest sympathy and please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.There are no words that can take away the pain you are experiencing now, but continue to trust in our risen Lord for strength and hope.
    Sincerely,
    The Slate family

  4. Christine was such a precious friend(and cousin)! I always enjoyed my visits with her and Mark! She always enjoyed doing for others and was so sensitive to what was important to them. One day Mark brought her by my house and she had a Beautiful little angel she made with pins and beads in the color of my birth month. It is so precious to me and I think of her every time I look at it! She also brought me two pretty puzzles she had made. She noticed I collect Precious Moments and about a week before she died she gave me three beautiful Precious Moments puzzles. We had some great times together that I will always cherish!!! Goodbye My Precious Friend!! My Love and Prayers to Mark and her family as they mourn their great loss!! Jan Wall

  5. Dear Mike & Sue,
    I was so sorry to learn of your daughter’s death last week, while I was away. Please know that we are keeping Christine and your entire family in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara

  6. There are no words that I can say to comfort you or ease the pain, but I hope that your faith in God and the promise of everlasting life will get you through this most difficult time. May you cherish the memories of your sweet Christine always. Sending my love and deepest sympathy to all of you.

  7. Ijust needed to say , Im so very sorry for your heart ache. Christine was a vey special person an friend.I know you will miss her ,but try an remmber all the smiles she brought, and shell always be with you in your hearts. Carlene ill think of you daily,You an your beautiful family.Mark words cant say – how devoted you were , Your relationship describes the word love.Crystal, hold close to your precious family, You all are everything Christine wanted.Her angels. The services was perfect. Ilove youall. Nancy Tinkle

  8. What a joy it was to meet Christine at Crystal & Rob’s wedding in August. We saw the strength and determination she showed to her family to “be well” and share the wedding celebration.

    We are very sad for all of you in your loss.

    Codi and Brandon’s grandparents and Crystal’s surrogate family.

  9. It is with a sad heart that I remember my childhood friend today–so many memories from Whimsical Drive. I wish you all peace, love, and comfort during this difficult time.

  10. Christina was an office aide for me at Mitchell High School. Christina was a wonderful, dependable person who always wore a smile. We at Mitchell had the pleasure of knowing her well and looked forward to her help every day.
    Sorry to hear of Christina’s passing and have so many good and fond memories. Know all of her family has those fond memories as well. Christina and her family are in my prayers. God Bless.
    Peggy Sullivan

  11. Dear Carlene,
    I was so sorry to read today of Christine’s battle with cancer and her recent death. I cannot imagine losing a child. I pray that all of the memories you all share of her will help you get through this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Kay

  12. I am so sorry. I know you loved her very much and did everything in your power to help her. I cannot imagine how you feel now, but just let time tell you that she had peace and people who cared.

    I am so glad that you and Rob were able to move the wedding so you
    could all be together. That will be a wonderful memory for you. She was
    glad to be there. I enjoyed meeting her and sharing that special occasion.

    I will pray for you all as you have her funeral. I wonder if this time
    of Easter is any comfort..knowing that there is a new life for her in
    heaven.

    I remember the Easter that Brandon was in the hospital in Laramie, and
    my mother came from Casper to see him. It was the last time I saw her
    before she had her heart attack the next Sunday. She died two months
    later. She too was at peace. She had been able to say all of her
    goodbyes to us.

    Take care of yourself. I will be thinking of you on Monday.

    Love,
    Mike and Sandy Olsen

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