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In Loving Memory of Helga (Chris) MacPherson


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Helga (Chris) MacPherson

In Loving Memory of Helga (Chris) MacPherson

September 10, 1932 - March 11, 2022

Helga (Chris) MacPherson, 89, of Fountain, Colorado, passed away quietly at home on Friday, March 11, 2022. Her passing was very unexpected. She was born September 10, 1932, in Leipzig, Germany.

Chris is preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Stanley J. "Mac" MacPherson. She is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie (Eddie) Gibson Jr. of Tacoma, Washington; two grandchildren, Katrina Gibson and James (Stacey); and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Madison Gibson of Puyallup, Washington. She is also survived by her brother, Wolfgang Hahn, and sister, Rosi Sibeck, of Leipzig, Germany, and family members in Germany and Canada.

As a young woman, she escaped East Germany and made a new life in the West. She met and married her loving husband in Baumholder, Germany, in 1959. She became an American citizen in 1965 and was proud to be a military wife to her American soldier. They settled in their final home in Fountain, Colorado, in 1969. Chris was a good friend, always happy in the kitchen as her passion was cooking. She was known for sharing her life stories, big cookouts, pots of soup, prime rib, Christmas rum cakes, cookies and more. She had quite a collection of little piggies, gnomes and bird houses. She loved to make beautiful flower arrangements to fill her home with love. She fed everyone, including the workers who came to fix things at her home. A big thank you to Colleen, John Schwanz and family, Mary Watson, and Jenny Phinney for all they did for her over the years. Thank you for the love, friendship and memories of many friends around the world. She was loved and will be missed.

Visitation will be at Dove-Witt, Fountain, Colorado, Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10-11 a.m. with Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Reception immediately after. Chris will be laid to rest with Mac at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.


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