Audrey C. Christianson passed away May 29, 2018 in Billings, MT. She had just recently celebrated her 100th Birthday.
Audrey Winifred Cady was born March 21, 1918 to Mary (Mae) Bedor and James E. Cady in Glendive, MT. She attended school in Glendive, and later business college in Missoula, MT.
Audrey married Karl J. Wilkinson in 1937 in Wolf Point, MT. Karl was a Forest Ranger in Elko and Jarbridge, NV. They had one son, Karl, and Audrey was pregnant with their second son, Fen, when Karl was killed in a snow slide in 1941. Audrey moved back to Glendive, where she met and married E.P. “Chris” Christianson in 1945. Chris and Audrey had one son, Loren. Chris’ work with the Burlington Northern Railroad took them to Missoula, and then to Livingston where they lived for 42 years. In 1998, Chris & Audrey moved to Billings. Chris passed away in 2000, after 55 years of marriage to Audrey.
Audrey worked as a medical secretary and administrator of the Livingston Clinic for many years. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Audrey enjoyed camping in their motor home and attending family sporting events and activities. Wherever Chris and Audrey were, there was also a little Chihuahua who was treated like a king.
Audrey is survived by her 3 sons: Karl J. Wilkinson, Fen (Marge) Wilkinson, and Loren (Paulette) Christianson. Their families include a large family who will miss her strength and good example: her three sons, Karl J, Fen (Marge) and Loren (Paulette) and their families, which include 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Audrey was a strong, caring, generous wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her influence for good and righteousness has left a strong impression that will impact her large family for many generations. She will be missed.
We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at Tendernest for their compassionate care over the last several years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.