Mona L. Christman

January 9, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Mona Lucille Widrick Christman, 83, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility since 2007. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Abundant Life Community Church, Maple Ave., Lowville, with Pastor Dan Tabolt and her son-in-law Dale Brown officiating. Burial for Mona and Don will be at 3:30 p.m. in Beaches Bridge Cemetery with a military presence for Donald’s U.S. Navy service during WW II.

Born April 27, 1928, in Croghan, the daughter of Jonas and Lucille Powers Widrick, she graduated in 1946 from Lowville Free Academy. 

Mona married Donald H. Christman on May 21, 1947, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. O.T. Anderson officiating. Mona and Don were married 60 years before Don passed away on Dec. 4, 2007. They were long-time residents of Lowville.  

Throughout her career Mona worked for California Fruit Market, Lewis County Selective Service and the Board of Elections. 

She was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary and served as its President. 

She enjoyed traveling and she and Don traveled in the U.S., Hawaii, Europe and wintered in Florida. 

Mona was a member of the Lowville United Methodist Church and in later years attended Abundant Life Fellowship in Boonville. 

Surviving are her five children: two sons, Charles H. Christman of Niceville, Florida, and Scott (Patricia) Christman, Somerville, Ala.; three daughters, Sandra (John) Holmes, Cazenovia, Marcia (Robert) Lee, Lake Placid, Florida, and Lori (Dale) Brown, Turin; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Surviving siblings are: Robert (Muriel) Widrick, Lowville, Jeanette (James) Spencer, Raymondville, N.Y., and Alice (John) Grau, Lowville. 

Mona was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Ana (Charles) Christman and her brother, Walter Widrick. 

Donations in Mona’s memory may be made to: The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3409, Syracuse, NY 13220.

Condolences may be made to the online guest book at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.