Christine Resman, 87, of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023. She is now with the Lord, and her husband, Boris, whom she has missed for 27 years.
Christine was born on July 11, 1936, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In her late teenage years, her family (except her sister, Micka) immigrated to the United States, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, she met her devoted husband, Boris, and they married in 1957.
Christine and Boris raised an energetic family of three boys: John, Mark, and Tom in Cleveland and Chicago. She dedicated herself to providing a loving home for her husband and sons. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting, painting, leading scout dens, and helping with schoolwork. Christine and Boris loved to vacation with their sons, especially on extended summer trips. When they became empty nesters they continued to travel throughout the US and Europe.
Christine enjoyed interacting with her daughters-in-law: Sabrena, Debra, and Mary Jo. It was a refreshing change after raising three engineer sons. She enjoyed passing on to them her love of family, the cherished Slovenian culture, and her diverse culinary skills.
Christine and Boris moved to Colorado Springs in 1992 with the Rockies reminding them of the scenic Slovenian countryside of their childhood. At 60 years of age, Christine lost her soulmate when Boris unexpectedly passed away. Her Catholic faith, family, and friends provided much love and support through this difficult period.
After the passing of Boris, she continued to be actively involved with her St. Patrick Catholic Church community. She enjoyed the Bible study fellowships, daily Mass breakfasts, and planting flowers around the church. She reached out to those in need as a Stephen’s minister, taking communion to the sick, preparing meals for funerals (church events), teaching catechism classes, and sponsoring folks in the RCIA program. She always sought to help others – even in the challenging later years of her life.
She was a wonderful cook and loved hosting friends for gourmet club meals. Christine’s Slovenian specialties were: apple strudel, torte, and especially potica, which were shared as gifts with family and friends for the holidays. She became involved with a hiking group that explored trails weekly and went on several extended trips throughout the year. She liked experiencing new cultures and traveled throughout the world including: Greece, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, and Israel.
The relationships with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were very special to her. She loved their visits and enjoyed hiking, camping, and traveling with them.
She is survived by her sons: John (Sabrena) of Rochester, Minnesota, Mark (Debra) of Boise, Idaho, and Tom (Mary Jo) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Micka Bucar of Ljubljana, Slovenia; grandchildren: Matt, Michael, Chris, Anna, Michelle, Mary, Jacob, Kristen, Amy, Kathleen, and Marie; and great-grandchildren: Annie, Lauren, Mason, Luke, Theodore, Benedict, Noah, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Thomas who brought much joy in the later years of her life.
Christine is preceded in death by her husband, Boris; parents, France and Katarina; and siblings: Andrej, France, Janez, and Katarina.
A Rosary prayer service will be held at 10:15AM, followed by the Memorial Mass at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6455 Brook Park Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. A reception will be held in the church hall following the Mass. Inurnment will take place at 10:00AM, Monday, December 18, 2023, at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.
In honor of Christine’s spirit of helping others and her love for the outdoors, we kindly request that, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to one of the following organizations:
Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs (www.ccharitiescc.org/donate)
Colorado Springs Trail and Open Spaces Coalition (www.trailsandopenspaces.org/support)