Gwendolyn Marie Christianson

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1975 - 2018
SIDNEY - Gwendolyn Marie Christianson, of Sidney, was born on Oct. 28, 1975, in Augusta to Charles Thomas (Tom) Christianson and Cynthia M. (Graves) Barna. Gwen passed away on July 9, 2018, after a heroic fight with cancer.
She graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1994, and then worked for the Wal-Mart/Sam's Club cooperation for 23 years. She worked in the states of Maine, Alaska, and Virginia.
On June 1, 2000, Victoria Marie was born!! Victoria has and will always will be the love of Gwen's life. Gwen also loved spending time with her family and her friends. Family was the most important thing to her. Some of Gwen's favorite memories are of helping her Dad make jelly, spending time on the Christianson farm milking the cows, picking potato bugs with Grandpa Graves, and enjoying the summer rental cottages with the Graves playing Yahtzee!! Gwen was always keeping everyone in line, and she organized many different events. Gwen's hobbies included making crafts and scrapbooking.
Gwen strove to keep every day as positive as she could throughout the battles that life threw at her.
Gwen was preceded by her great-grandparents, Embert and Josephine Stevens, and Leon Higgins; her grandparents, Carl G. Christianson, Greta E. (Wales) Christianson and Josephine (Stevens) Christianson; her grandpa, Donald W. Graves, Welman Hupper and Madeline (Bradford) Hupper; her sister-in-law, Tammy S. (Weeks) Christianson and Uncle Albert G. Christianson.
Gwen is survived by her beautiful daughter, Victoria Marie Christianson of Sidney; parents, Charles (Tom) and Ethelyn M. (Hupper) Christianson of Sidney, Cynthia M. (Graves) Barna of Sidney; her AMAZING brothers, Charles Thomas (Tom) II and wife, Susan Christianson, of Rome; Nathan W. Christianson and fiancee, Karen K. Roxby, of Sidney; niece, Shelby L. Christianson of Rome; her grandmother, Marie (Higgins) Graves of Sidney; uncles, Carl and Gail Christianson of Rutland, Mass., and James and Deanna Christianson of Mt Vernon, Paul and Doreen of Readfield, Joesph and Susan Christianson of T6-R8, Daniel Christianson of Readfield, Gerald and Darlene Graves of Sidney, Elvin and Christine Hupper of Friendship; aunts, Janie D. Graves of Quincy, Mass., and Holly (Christianson) and Scott Lanpher of Manchester; "bestie" Michelle (Breton) and family, Ryan, Terri and Christopher Hayden of Manchester, N.H., and Neeka Earle of Raymond, N.H. There are so many cousins, great aunts and uncles, and there are so many loving and supportive friends and coworkers.
Thank you to all of the staff at the Alfond Cancer Center and the Maine General Hospice team.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Augusta Church of the Nazarene, 30 Nazarene Drive, Augusta. Refreshments will follow. A private family burial will be held at a time to be announced.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

In lieu of flowers, donations
are being accepted for Victoria's continuing education.
Please make checks payable to the account executor:
Karen Roxby, and mail to:
93 Reynolds Hill Road
Sidney, ME 04330


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Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home
1 Church Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-8722
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Published in Central Maine on July 11, 2018