Christie Shanaberger Vigue

June 8, 1950 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 70)


Christie Shanaberger Vigue, 71, died April 27, 2021 at Beacon Place in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was welcomed into this world June 08, 1950 in Akron, Ohio by parents Betty and Ralph Shanaberger. In addition to her parents, Christie was predeceased by one brother, Dick Vigue. The only daughter amongst three sons (Dick, David, and Kurt), Christie was always smart, strong, and ready for a challenge.

Christie served in one of the final groups of the Women Army Corps. It was during this time of service she met her husband, Mike Vigue. The two wed on April 28th, 1970 and went on to live an adventurous and unique life together for almost 50 years. Together, they raised a family across multiple continents and continued to enjoy the pleasure of traveling throughout their many years by each other’s side. Everywhere they called home, the pair sought to be active in their community and were eager to make memories with friends. The couple could often be found at estate sales, bowling allies, or the home of whoever was hosting couple’s game night that week. After Mike retired from Raytheon in 2011, the couple settled in Big Bear Lake in California until his passing on May 19 2017. While living in Big Bear Lake, Christie served her community through many roles including as a member of the Historical Society Advisory Board, a member of the Red Hat Society, and a member of the Big Bear Lake Elks Lodge. At the time of her passing, Christie lived in North Carolina, near family and many loved ones where she was able to enjoy watching her legacy embrace their own childhoods.

Memories of Christie are forever cherished and memorialized by surviving family including her son and his wife, Shane and Casey Vigue as well as her daughter and her husband, Wendy and Russ Johnson. Surviving in addition are her grandchildren Bryan Vigue and Emily Morgan, as well as four great grand children: Milo Vigue, Abigail Morgan, Nathaniel Morgan, and Lincoln Morgan. Also surviving: brother and his wife, David Shanaberger and Sandra Yerkey-Shanaberger, brother Kurt Shanaberger, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews – all of whom will mourn the loss of a wonderful sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Family will announce details of all services with notice to family and friends once information becomes available. In lieu of flowers, loved ones request donations to CurePSP, a 501C(3) charity with a mission of awareness, education, care, and cure for the neurodegenerative disease. Volunteer opportunities and information regarding donations can be obtained through the below link:

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