Deb Minter Enjoys Beauty Of The Area



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Driving the Christopher Creek Loop, lined with majestic ponderosa pines, it’s easy to see the absolute beauty of the area that Deb Minter enjoys so much.

Hello again, fellow Christopher Creekers.

Well it is just about time for all of the holiday festivities and events to get under way. The “running of the carts” (ATV and golf cart parade), putting lights up on homes and businesses and other fun things are all right around the corner.

New feature

This week I am going to start a little feature called, “Better know your neighbor.” This week I’d like to share with you some information about summer resident Deb Minter.

Deb is originally from Shawano, Wis. She ended up in Christopher Creek because she was looking for a cabin to bring her grandsons to. She has now been in Christopher Creek for three years.

If she wasn’t spending her summers here, she would probably spend that time back in Wisconsin.

Her husband Greg is retired from the State in Patrol in Wisconsin where he worked for 30 years.

Deb transferred to Arizona for M&I Bank — and serves as the operations manager for M&I Private Bank in Scottsdale.

Greg’s favorite hobby is fishing, Deb’s is reading, and they both enjoy hiking (can’t imagine why they like Christopher Creek so much with hobbies like that).

Deb’s favorite thing about being up here is that they have met many nice people, enjoy their company every weekend and, of course, the absolute beauty of the area.

A memorable time she has about Christopher Creek is the people. They have a place in the Christopher Creek Mobile Home Park. She says “It definitely is the people.” We have quite an eclectic group. Richard is an artist and has painted the Tall Pines Market and sold them to many of us — featuring some of the members of the park. We all love to walk and get together on someone’s patio most weekends for coffee or a beer.

Great friends. Brings back what “neighbors truly are” — we all help each other when needed. Whether it is shopping, taking someone to the Valley for medical treatment, getting and giving hugs in a time of need, and sharing laughter and fun. Our conversation ended with Deb inviting me to come visit her group — how appropriate.

In future articles I expect to also profile people that I know rather well including my friend Susan Keown from the ERA Realty building — look out Susan.

I think it will be interesting to find out more about our neighbors. No matter how well you think you know someone, there is always some neat new nugget of information to find out about a person that is fun to share.

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at:

Thanks again for reading the column.


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