Alfred Christian

Alfred Christian
Alfred Christian

Alfred Christian, 93, of Dumas, TX died in his home on December 21, 2020.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

He was born in Mountain View, OK to Henry and Ava Sampley Christian and grew up in Bard, NM.  He served in the US Army and was stationed in Japan for a year.  He moved to Dumas in 1947.  In 1952, he married Delene Perkins of Clayton, NM and they began a family.  They enjoyed dancing, gardening, fishing, and playing bridge with longtime friends.

Alfred was a skilled carpenter and builder, a reluctant mechanic, and a self-taught musician who played guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and piano.  He and his daughter volunteered for the last several years playing, as he said, old music to old people in the local nursing homes.

Alfred was preceded in death by his wife, Delene; his parents; his brothers, Charlie Christian and Glen Christian; and his sisters, Vera Neer and Margaret Manning.

He is survived by his children, Riley, of Dumas, TX, Curtis and wife Rebecca, of Wimberley, TX, daughter, Marilyn, of Dumas, TX; grandchildren, Summer Kuchera and husband Miles, of Farmington, NM, and Fletcher Christian and wife Victoria, of Farmington, NM; and great-grandson, Abram, of Farmington, NM.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families and his oldest friend and sister-in-law, Maxine Christian, of Dumas, TX.

 

5 Replies to “Alfred Christian”

  1. I’m his daughter-in-law Rebecca Christian . Alfred was truly a very soft-spoken man with a quick wit and clever sense of humor. He and his wife Deline loved to talk politics and they knew what they were talking about. Deline was very vocal and fun to listen to, she always had a story and loved to laugh .His son Curtis sounds just like ALFRED when he laughs and they both love watermelon . Alfred really loved homemade ice cream and so does Curtis. Marylin his daughter and Riley his son took great care of their parents with respect all parents should have. We all had good times together I will always remember that. We love you Alfred, we shall see you and Deline again.

  2. Alfred built many miles of fence on my ranch and feedyard . He was a true craftsman. Very proud to build you a strong and straight fence. A great man!

  3. Sorry for your loss, Alfred was a true gentleman and friend, to my mother and the rest of our family. I truly enjoyed the times we had to visit when i was on Dumas visiting. This is the loss of a true friend . God bless the family during these hard times.
    Mark & Shelia Greer

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