It is very sad to see the pioneers of Christopher Creek pass on.
Tuesday evening longtime resident of Christopher Creek, Jackie Ashby passed away. Her daughter, Pam McDaniel, said that she had a short-term illness that took her quickly. She was at Payson Care with Hospice.
Pam said she was a very good mother. She had four children, 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Friend and neighbor Carol Watson said she was a very sweet and humorous lady, and that you couldn't help but like her.
When it was a nice day you could drive by the CI Ranch and she would be sitting outside enjoying the day.
Jackie Ashby was born August 11, 1923 in Pine River, Minnesota. She met and married her late husband Norman Ashby in 1944 here in Christopher Creek.
She worked for Kohl's Ranch and the fish hatchery in the early 40s.
Jackie had been owner and resident of the C I Ranch for more than 60 years. Her son Skip still resides at the ranch.
Jackie's daughter Pam McDaniel and husband Don and family live next door to Skip on the ranch.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jackie's family and friends. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. May the Lord be with all of you in your time of need.
Where has summer gone?
I cannot believe it is August and the kids went back to school on Wednesday. Make sure if you are driving to slow down for the kids and follow the speed limit in those school zones.
Where did summer go? Wednesday morning when we got up it was in the 50s.
It really feels like fall outside, and it makes for great weather when it reaches the 80s during the day and the 50s at night.
The elk are everywhere in the early morning hours and all over the roadways in the evenings, and that is another good reason to slow down if you are driving up this way.
Root beer for Labor Day
The next big Holiday will be Labor Day, and the Firebelles are having a meeting next Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at the fire hall.
They would like to see everyone make it. If you are not doing anything and want to get involved, just show up.
Top topics include the root beer float and casino bingo night on Saturday, September 1, and next month's meeting, coupled with a special luncheon.
They also need to talk about the "Fireman's Appreciation" ideas.
Come on out and see the new paint job in the community room and check out the new carpet choices.
If they have enough people who want to stay, they can pull out the dominoes.
Remember, every Tuesday evening there is a group of people that meet at the fire hall for dominoes. They are up to the challenge of an expert, or the novice. The more that play, the more fun they have. They hope to see you there.