Christine Gay


Christine Marie Gay was born May 1, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Claire (Defiglia) Smith.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking care of her home. She also loved her horses, golfing and traveling.

Christine, of New Richmond, Wis., died peacefully surrounded by her loving family early Saturday morning, Nov. 18, 2017. She was 70.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Denny.

Christine is survived by her children, Cathy (Mike Goveronski) Saumer, Kelly (Jeremy) Markel Dugan, James (Sarah) Markel, David (Sandy) Gay, Kenn (Janice) Gray, Chip (Tami) Gay, and Wendy (Lee) Schoenfeld; sister, Pat Toale; and 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Christine’s life was held Nov. 22 at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home in New Richmond.