Christine (Dyer Luce) Ehrlich

SKOWHEGAN – Christine Joyce Ehrlich, 90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and devoted friend was born Dec. 2, 1931, to Ruth and Francis Dyer in Madison, Maine, and passed away on June 17, 2022. She resided in Skowhegan, Maine at the time of her passing.Christine was a strong, independent Mainer who knew her mind and was a true inspiration to many. She had multiple sclerosis for many decades, but she let MS know she was the boss and wasn’t going to let it ruin her days. Despite physical challenges and limited mobility, she had a positive attitude that radiated. Her grace, dignity, and humor inspired many facing their own challenges.Christine graduated from Madison High School, class of 1949. She worked as a switchboard operator for Madison Telephone Company and Hiltons Dairy Bar before attending nursing school in Providence, Rhode Island. She then worked for Depositors Trust Company for many years until her retirement. After retiring, she worked at Char-Lee’s Donuts.Christine graduated from high school with fellow classmate Bob Ehrlich, and at a class reunion many years later, the two “hit it off” and married. Christine had found her true love. They summered in Maine and wintered in California as they blended the love of their families from coast to coast. The two also enjoyed many traveling adventures together.Christine enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, and nature. Plus cats! She adored her furry friends throughout the years, especially her beloved Andy who recently passed at the age of nineteen. Christine was known for her quick wit and great sense of humor. She was a master quilter and the creator of Chuffa Teddy Bears. She was faithful to the daily crossword puzzle in the Morning Sentinel as well as to Jeopardy. She played cribbage and bantered with her partner in crime Charlene Plourde, and also spent countless hours quilting and mending the world’s problems with her dear friend Myrla Connolly. Her friends and family, each and every one, were truly treasured by her.Christine was a member of The Latter Day Saints, Skowhegan.Christine is survived by her brother Stafford Dyer, children Daniel Luce and wife Raejean, Jean Finley and partner Daniel Michaud, step-children Leslie Strickland and husband David Janssen, David Ehrlich and wife Marla, Jason Ehrlich and wife Carrie, as well as grandchildren Erin Salisbury and husband Josh, Patrick Finley and wife Christina, Casey Bullock and husband Jason, Mallory Finley and partner Sarah Atwell, step-grandchildren, Daniel Ehrlich, Madeline Juarez, Zachary Juarez and fiance Mari Gebauer, Joseph Ehrlich, Matthew Ehrlich, Lindsay Malvase and husband Tyler, Kenny Strickland and partner Anastasia Bourch, great-grandchildren Camryn and Lauren Salisbury and Silas Finley, step-great-grandchild Nora Malvase. Sister-in-law Geraldine Thompson and husband Michael and Sister-in-law Dorothy Mitchell and husband Rodney. Along with many loved nieces, nephews, and the dearest of friends.She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bob Ehrlich, brother Wilford Dyer as well as Warren Luce, her ex-husband and the father of her two children.The family extends its heartfelt appreciation and eternal gratitude to Holly Carter, Cassidy Rodrigues and Rowena Boynton Kunath as well as the staff of Redington Fairview Hospital ED and Maine Medical Cardiac Unit, Portland for the loving care they provided in her time of need.Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 27th at 1:00 at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Madison, Maine.Arrangements are under the care and direction of smart and Edwards Funeral Home 183 Madison Avenue. Skowhegan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America at to the Somerset Humane Society,123 Middle Road,Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

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