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Christine

Christine A. Gifford

d. October 27, 2023

Christine A. Gifford, 73, of Lancaster,

passed away

peacefully

on October

27

, 2023, at Providence Place in Lancaster.

She was the loving wife of Robert Gifford for 51 years.

Chris

was born in Lancaster, Pa, to Robert and Roita Witman, both predeceased.

Chris

was a graduate of Manheim Central High School in

1968, and Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing in 1971

.

Chris worked at Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, Clare Center, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and Behavioral Healthcare Corporation.

Chris was a member of the

Church of the Apostles.

She worked as a nurse in various nursing fields — hospital settings and more —including:

labor and delivery

(even helping to deliver her twin nephews)

, mental health, substance use disorders, and home health.

Chris

was

a

caring

,

su

pportive

,

and helpful nurse and her

patients

were most appreciative of her care.

Her family was the most important part of her life. She was a generous, loving caregiver, who frequently provided support and care for aging and sick relatives. Chris remembered important milestones and would reach out to ask about your illness, birthday, or upcoming trip. She remembered the family traditions and would cook special meals using favorite recipes.

She was an avid reader, loved cooking and cooking shows,

and meeting

with her friends

. She loved

and

spoiled

her pet birds, dogs, and cats.

She took care of the birds and squirrels who came to visit outside her back door.

Chris

is survived by her husband

,

Robert; a daughter, Renee,

Brambleton, Va.

;

a son,

Thomas

Gifford

,

husband to Loren

,

New Cumberland, Pa.;

one granddaughter, Asala

;

a sister, Cindy

, wife of Abe Sanchez, Washington Boro

, Pa.;

and her brothers, Randy

Witman, husband to Denise, Lake Suzy,

Fl.;

and Kevin

Witman, husband to Janet,

Cochr

anville

,

Pa. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews and their families.

A private

graveside

memorial service will be held

later at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, c

ontributions in her memory

may be made

to Pet Pantry of Lancaster

,

26 Millersville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603

(

https://petpantrylc.org/

).
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