Vincent Christie


(January 4, 2003)

Former Powell banker Vincent Christie died Saturday, Jan. 4 at Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper. He was 90.

At his request, no funeral services will be held. Cremation has taken place.

He was born Dec. 11, 1912, in Hastings, Iowa, son of Frankin and Cora (Penick) Christie. He married Iola Truman on Feb. 27, 1937, at Omaha, Neb.

During World War II, he worked as a production manager with the Martin Company in the production of B-29 bombers and always enjoyed the memory that he worked on the bomb bay for the B-29, Enola Gay. After the war, he was employed as a salesman for the Omar Flour Company, and then in 1947, he entered the banking profession.

He served as a loan officer for the Livestock National Bank in Omaha for three years and then moved to Powell as an installment loan officer for First National Bank. Twenty-five years later, he retired as the Senior Vice President at First National.

In retirement, he and his wife lived in Green Valley, Ariz., where he enjoyed golfing. In 2001, he moved to Casper to live with his son Worth and daughter-in-law, Carolyn.

He was a member of the Absaroka Masonic Lodge #30 at Powell, the Powell Chamber of Commerce, the Union Presbyterian Church, and Powell Kiwanis, of which he was a past president. He was a life member of the Kalif Temple Shrine in Sheridan and the Elks Lodge in Green Valley.

Survivors include two sons, Worth Christie and wife Carolyn of Casper and Tom Christie of Irvine, Calif.; two brothers, Harold Christie of Reseda, Calif., and Warren Christie of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Janice Kynett of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters and three brothers.

For those who wish, memorial contributions to Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, WY 82601 would be appreciated by the family.