Christine Ila Dudley, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning on Nov. 6, 2016.
Christine was born in Phoenix on July 5,1940, to Paul R. Ashby and Polly R. Mendenhall Ashby. Christine was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Clinton Dudley; daughter Paula (George “Chip”) Acker; son Kenneth (Holly) Dudley; 9 grandchildren: Ty (Mara) Gilstrap, Danelle (Dallin) Bundy, Dallas Dudley, Brice Acker, Levi Dudley, Kordell Dudley, Adam Buck, Robin Lovins and Shawn Buck; and one sister, Alice Bastion; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Christine grew up at Christopher Creek near Payson, Ariz., and married Clinton Dudley on Aug. 8, 1959. She moved to Kingman in 1966 and remained in Kingman, making it her home. She was a loving homemaker who raised her children.
Christine then at the age of 50 went to work at the Kingman School District as a teacher’s assistant until she retired at age 65. Christine loved working with the children and staff where she met many of her dear friends. In her younger years she loved to bowl and belonged to several bowling leagues in Kingman.
She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a Christian and loved the Lord and she was always positive, happy, and very cheerful. Christine was a joy to be around, always making us laugh with her sweet spirit. She will be missed dearly.
There will be a memorial service at the Christopher Creek, Ariz., Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.