E. Christine Kumpe

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E. Christine Kumpe died March 2, 2008 in Mesa. She was born Dec. 10, 1930 in O'dell, Texas to Earnest and Cleora Tallant.

The family moved to Young, Ariz. in 1932, where she lived and began her family with Martin (M.L.) Kumpe in 1948.

After bearing their three children, Sally, Martin Jr. and Cecil, the family moved to Mesa in 1963.

Mrs. Kumpe retired from Mesa Public School as a cafeteria cook.

She is survived by daughter, Sally Bystricky of Payson; son, Martin Jr. of Queen Creek; grandsons, Shane Becker and Martin Kumpe III; granddaughters, Heather Schutten, Beth Kumpe and Madeline Kumpe; great-granddaughters, Kaley, Kelsey, Krysha, Sabrina and Leeann; and sisters, Sammye Myers and Betty Packard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M.L. Kumpe; son, Cecil; and sister, Gearldeene.

Visitation was at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by Hospice of the Valley/Arbor House.

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