In Memory

Christie Bowman (Sparks)

Christie Bowman (Sparks)

Christie Bowman Sparks

October 19, 1961 - August 1, 2003

Christie's family photo (L to R): daughter Stephanie, husband Kerry, son Bryan, Christie, and daughter Tanya.

Christie Lynn Bowman (Sparks) was born October 19, 1961.  She attended Horace Mann Elementary School, North Junior High, and then Central High School as a proud Cobbler '79er.  Shortly after high school graduation, Christie met and married Mr. Kerry Bryan Sparks.  They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 20, 1980.

Christie and her family traveled extensively with the military.  She developed strong friendships and was blessed to be surrounded by wonderful and caring friends throughout her life.  Christie created a happy home wherever her family was stationed, and she was well-known for her ebullient sense of humor and her helper attitude by everyone that knew her.

Christie and Kerry and their three children, Stephanie, Bryan and Tanya, enjoyed many camping trips,  Christie was adept at crafts and making blankets.

Christie died of heart failure on August 1, 2003.  She was 41.  She is terribly missed not only by her family, but by all her Cobbler classmates as well.  Christie was interred at the Hooper Cemetery in Hooper, Utah, on August 6, 2003.

The Cobbler classmates of 1979 wish to thank Christie's husband, Kerry, and her family for providing the information and photos above.  We also express our earnest gratitude to Christie's mother, Mildred (deceased August 3, 2009), and brother Clifford for enabling our contact with her family.  We so very much appreciate their willingness to share Christie's memory with her many school friends.

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02/04/09 11:47 PM #1    

Steave Barness

Chris was my first real girl friend, and I'm not ashamed to say my first love. I remember her beautiful face, the sweet smile and a great sense of humor. We went to homecoming and prom together and continued dating for a while when I went away to college. Half way thru our senior year, I let her drive my Camero one night after a movie. We were broadsided at 5th and Omaha. It was totalled, an it was her fault, but I took the blame after switching seats with her. The police nor my folks ever knew...(until now). I know she married a guy in the AF and had kids after that. I remember getting the call from a friend, telling me that Chris had passed away. I remember the deep sadness and emptiness I felt, even though it had been probably 20 years. Thank you for those and many other memories Chris, and may God continue to keep you close.


08/31/09 01:20 AM #2    

Steve Thomas

Hello everyone my name is Steven M Thomas I moved out of Rapid City in 1999, and In moved to Arizona I live in Phoenix .I had no idea that she past away until I found the cobbler website and as I was looking I saw that she passed away . I lost my mom in 97 and she was there for me. Christie and I are both LDS or Morman and we spent alot of time at church dances and church outings. When Christie lost her dad I was there for her and I miss her so much her father owned Bowman Tire accross from the post office downtown I spent alot of time with her dad and her brothers Christie was one nice lady and I miss her and I loved her so much. Thank you Christe for being my friend and I miss you....

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