March 12, 1921 - April 7, 2012
Lucille M. Christopher, 91, Endicott native, passed away April 7, 2012, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax. A funeral service will be held at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax Tuesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. Pastor Lynn Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Viewing will be at Bruning Funeral Home on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lucille was born March 12, 1921, in Endicott to Adam V. and Mary Gerlitz Morasch. She grew up on the family farm near Endicott along with 11 brothers and sisters. Lucille graduated from Endicott High School in 1940. She married John J. Getz on Jan. 31, 1943. They farmed just outside of Colfax, and Lucille kept busy as a homemaker and mother to their two sons, Ray and Ken. John died April 18, 1959, while the boys were still young. Lucille kept the farm until the lease was up and then she moved into Colfax. She married John Albert Christopher on Oct. 23, 1967, in Colfax. They lived in La Grande, Ore., Othello, and Cupertino, Calif., before retiring to Walla Walla in 1979. Lucille liked to fish, and she was always involved in their farming and cattle operations. In later years she loved to paint, especially water colors. She was active in the Lutheran church throughout her lifetime and she was a member of the Elks Lodge and a charter member of the Colfax Eagles Auxiliary.
Lucille is survived by her two sons, Ray (Carol) Getz of Othello, and Ken Getz of Coulee City, Wash.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Bafus of Colfax and Alice Stover of Endicott; and a brother, Floyd Morasch of St. John. In addition to both her husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. The family suggests memorial gifts be made to Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax. Online guest book is at www.bruningfuneralhome.com. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of the arrangements.