Christine Lee (Kirschner) Cooper, of Gaylord, 65 passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 2, 2018. She was born on Feb. 12, 1953 in Alpena, Mich., to Donald and Elizabeth “Betty” (Pilarski) Kirschner.

Chris’s greatest joy in life as a dedicated mother and grandmother was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She always put others before herself and went out of her way to make others happy. Chris loved to laugh while making others laugh too. She was always thinking of the next special thing she could do for her kids and grandkids.

Chris enjoyed sewing and making quilts out of her daughters old clothing. She loved cooking, baking, camping, and trying new things with her true love, Joe “JR.”

Chris is survived by her parents Don and Betty Kirshner; daughters, Missy Gaylord (Sean Rollf) and Lisa Gaylord (John Miller); grandchildren Makenna and Declan Miller and Keegan, Keely, Kasen, and Kai Rollf; Best friend and partner Joe Schmidt and sister Cindy (Clint) Lee. She is preceded in death by her daughter Kelli Jo.

At Chris’s request her ashes will be placed with her late daughter Kelli Jo at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Flowers and condolences may be sent to 2513 Werth Rd., Alpena, MI 49707 Should friends desire, memorial contributions to cover cremation expenses will be greatly appreciated.

“To Know Her Is To Love Her”