Christina Rohrig Haas
The Lord gently took Christine’s hand on June 4, 2009, at Hospice & Palliative Care in Grand Junction. She was 89.Christine was born Sept. 30, 1919, to Conrad and Christina Rohrig in Antlers. She was a resident of Garfield County for most of her life and attended school in Rifle. Christine married Henry Haas in 1937 in Glenwood Springs. Together they farmed and raised their children in the Silt and Mamm Creek area. Chrisie (as her friends called her), spent more than 50 years working as a meat cutter at Gross’s Locker Plant in Silt. She worked for three generations of the Gross family and considered them her family also. After retirement in November 1998 she moved to Grand Junction.Christine was a woman of great faith and was an inspiration to many as a living example of faith in God. She will be missed by many and will leave a place that cannot be filled by anyone. She is with Jesus and no longer suffers earthly trials. Christine loved the Lord and was always very faithful to her church.She was preceded in death by Henry Haas, her husband of 60 years; five brothers; and five sisters.Christine is survived by her son Gary (Pauline) of Silt; daughter Loretta (Jake) Hatcher of Grand Junction; sister-in-law Caroline Haas of Rifle; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.A viewing is planned for Monday, June 8, from 7-9 p.m. at the Rifle Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Garfield County in Silt. Burial will follow at Skyline Cemetery in Silt.In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
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