Christine Crawford Hester died on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in Village at Gordon House.
She was born on January 2, 1919 in Orange County, VA to the late Penn and Etta Eheart Crawford. She was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Linwood Crawford, Sr. and Lewis Hester; her brother, Woodrow Crawford; her sister, Sarah Worsham; and her stepson, Ralph Hester.
Survivors include her son, Linwood Crawford, Jr. and his wife, Betty; her daughter, Rebecca Crawford Rogoll and her husband, Dieter; her five grandchildren, Debra Smith, Antoinette Haley, Michael Rogoll, Catherina Sprouse, and Frances Crawford; her ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Alice Rawls of Gulfport, MS and Irene Beazlie of Newport News, VA.
Mrs. Hester was employed as a tour guide at Monticello for thirty-eight years until her retirement in 1988 and has been a member of Belmont Baptist Church for more than fifty years.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 10, 2009 in the Hill and Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Monticello Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff and caregivers of the Gordon House for their compassionate care.
The family suggests that any desired memorial contributions be made to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, PO Box 160, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or to Belmont Baptist Church, 830 Monticello Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902.