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Christina Marie Bickford (Meyers), age 57, passed away at home with family by her side on the early afternoon of October 23, 2018. The world stopped turning to let our angel take flight. She is now free from her 6 year struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and in a pain and Alzheimer’s-free heaven. She meant the world to so many people.
Christina was born on November 27, 1960 to Ralph and Alyce Meyers. Christina attended Wausau East High School (1979) graduating early because she was as smart as she was beautiful. She went on to have two daughters, Stephanie and Samantha who meant so much to her. After dating for seven years she said “Yes” to marry Brian. They wed March 15, 1997 and had 21 wonderful and full of life years together. Shortly after marrying, they bought a Harley-Davidson Wide Glide and spent 14 years riding with friends from their HD group. They attended the 95th and 100th anniversaries of HD and the 2005 Daytona Bike week in Florida. Christina decided to learn how to drive her own bike and bought a Buell Blast. After their biking days they started traveling with trips to Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, a cruise to Guatemala, and many other US states. They also attended many Green Bay Packer games together. In 2012, she retired from Graphic Packaging after 26 years. She wished to say good-bye to all the wonderful friends she made while working there. She lived in Wausau her entire life.
Christina’s forte was flower gardening. Not many people could walk past her yard without saying something nice about it. She was also very good at crocheting and won a Blue Ribbon at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. Christina was proud of her Greek heritage and loved to make baklava and pasticcio. She especially loved the fall and the colors. This time of year will always bring back a gentle reminder of the love we shared with her.
Christina is survived by her husband Brian Bickford; mother Alyce Meyers; daughters Stephanie Hutchison (Chino Alvarez) and Samantha Wyngaard (Tim); step-sons Dustin Bickford (Nina) and Christopher Bickford; step-daughter Jessica Powell (Travis); nine grandchildren Alethea Hutchison, Cahtalina and Marcelino Alvarez, Calvin Wyngaard, Brody Bickford, and Caroline, Kaylee, Kinsey, and Cassidy Powell; brothers Greg Meyers and Jed Meyers (Stephanie); sisters Julie Hutchison (Kim) and Jolene Roseth (Cary); mother-in-law Shirley Bickford; along with many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Ralph Meyers and father-in-law Ronald Bickford.
Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, 3200 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, 54401. Pastor Jenn Collins will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Brainard Funeral Home - Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com
We would like to give a special thank you to Christina’s sister Julie and mother-in-law Shirley for all her their help with Mom and an extra special thank you to Brian for the unconditional love and support he gave as her caregiver. Love, Stephanie and Samantha