Carole A. Christy, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Apple Valley, CA. Carole's husband, Rev. Wilbur "Wib" Christy, served as the senior minister of the United Presbyterian Church in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 1970-1982. Carole was a faithful church member, sang in the church choir, and was a friend, mentor and confidante to many members of the United Presbyterian Church community.

Carole was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1933 to Ralph and Lucie Korhnak. She received her diploma in nursing from the University of PIttsburgh Medical Center's Shadyside School of Nursing, becoming an RN in 1953. She married Wilbur Christy in December, 1953, and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. She worked as a nurse for more than 20 years, but her primary vocation was as a full-time wife and mother.

Carole enjoyed playing bridge with friends, singing in church choirs, and quiet evenings playing games with family and friends. She always enjoyed artistic endeavors: she did beautiful needlework, dabbled in oil painting, and in her later years became a prolific colorer.

Carole is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Rev. Wilbur F. Christy; 3 daughters, Lynn, Karen and JB Christy; and 1 grandson, Joshua Jacobs.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Desert View Funeral Home in Victorville, CA. For directions to the service, or to share photos, memories or condolences with the family, please visit

(CFNP 4-9-17)