Lois Wilson, a longtime resident of Christopher Creek, died Nov. 24 after a six-week stay in the hospital. It was unexpected and residents couldn't believe this sweet lady was gone. Her husband, Floyd, just recently passed away. Lois left behind a daughter, Mary Byrne, and two sons, John and Steve Lawrence. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Before she died, she told her neighbor, Jackie Ezzell, that she wanted a party if anything happen to her and for them not to spend a lot of money at the mortuary.
There will be a celebration of her life at the Wilson's home at 4 p.m. Sat. Dec. 4.
Speaking of parties ...
Don't forget the Fourth Annual Mystrom Anniversary Party. It is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Landmark. The Top Cats -- one of Arizona's hottest blues bands -- takes the stage at 8 p.m.
Cookie Lee will be having a jewelry show for Shelly Hanson at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9 at Creekside. She will have jewelry on display that you can purchase that night or you can order some from her catalog. Come out and shop for the holidays.
The Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church will have its annual Christmas party and potluck, at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Bring friends, neighbors and relatives for a night of great fellowship, good food and a lot of fun.
For more information on this party, call Dave Ezzell at (928) 478-5066.
Christopher Creek residents celebrating birthdays this month include: Marge Matus (Dec.1), Frank Szezepanski (Dec. 2), Jim Laffey (Dec. 4), Jack Hidde (Dec. 8), Kevin Mystrom (Dec. 12), Phyllis Agnew (Dec. 25), Gwen Rowley (Dec. 27), and Danny Rinehart (Dec. 27).
Deck the halls
I made my way around the community to see who had their lights up. As we headed down Columbine, it looked a little dark. Then we turned the corner and it was a blaze of lights.
Viki Grootegoed does a great job every year. It was really pretty.
Next door was just about every display you could think of. Fire Chief Ray Larsen and his wife, Margie, must have spent an enormous amount of time decorating their place. They had many different kinds of reindeer, Santas, candles, snowflakes and a really cute train. I think he had lights on every tree on his lot. I hope he shuts them off so his neighbors can sleep.
We headed down the road and Dave and Jackie Ezzell did a great job decorating their place. I like their inflatable snowmen.
We headed up Elk Run Road and Sam and Karen Seays house had some carolers and lights. Karen Thorton's place looked festive as we headed down the hill. We then crossed the creek and Clayton and Elli Ashby's looked real nice as did Chuck and Karen Schmitt's place. Mike and Peggy Milburn did a nice job on Apple Lane.
We then drove down the highway and enjoyed the lights and displays the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association put up.
I will keep you posted as more decorations go up.