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Christine Sara Engel

October 28, 1967 — July 1, 2020

Christine Sara Parravano Engel, age 52, passed away peacefully at her home on July 1, 2020, after an eight-month long battle with cancer. Christine was born in San Francisco on October 28, 1967 to Elizabeth Ann (Moore) Parravano and Nicola Parravano. She grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, and then attended college at Sonoma State University, where she graduated in 1991. She was then married to her “college sweetheart,” Scott Engel, on August 8, 1992. Christine taught pre-school at Head Start in Miles City, Montana for seven years. She also worked with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Christine moved to Gillette in September 2001. While living in Gillette, Christine taught at the Preschool Academy for several years before working in pastoral care at New Life Church Gillette. In addition, Christine was very involved in the community. She was a member of the Campbell County Library Board, she founded the ASPEN support group, volunteered for PTO at her children’s elementary schools, was on the Campbell County High School Booster Club and was a board member on the Council of Community Services. All who knew Christine were touched by her authenticity, kindness, and generosity. Her faith in God was evident to all who met her. Christine loved reading, kayaking, and always enjoyed a chai latte and a slice of pizza. Christine is survived by her husband, Scott; children Emma, Adam, and Anneke; sister Amy (Shawn) Drummond; brother Tim (Vania) Parravano, father Nicola Parravano; parents-in-law Bud and Kathy Engel; sister-in-law Sharolyn (Jason) Borris; brother-in-law Steve (Shannon) Engel; nieces ElizabethAnn, Julianne, Molly, and Camille; nephews Rocco, Jack, Cole, Francisco, James, and Andrew; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and hundreds of friends. Christine is preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth Parravano; grandparents Marion and James T. Moore, and Ernestina and Giuseppe Parravano. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com
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