Christine Gill Flowers passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and her beloved dogs at the age of 51 (April 5, 1971- May 22, 2022) after a year-long courageous battle with cancer.
Christine was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania to Bernard Irvin Gill and Catharine Irene Clemens Gill. She started school with a love for reading that grew into a love for science, eventually leading her into the field of pharmaceuticals.
In childhood, she spent time participating in gymnastics, 4H horse competitions, track & field, and was the drum major for her school's marching band. She spent summers working at Hershey Park where she met the occasional celebrity.
A proud graduate of the Huntingdon Area High School, Christine received a scholarship to attend the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Christine transferred to Lebanon Valley College in Annville, where she ran track and was named Athlete of the Year twice. She graduated from LVC with a degree in biology.
She started calling Spokane home in 2005 and fell in love with both the area and its access to the outdoors. Spokane is also where she fell in love with her husband, David Flowers.
Christine married Dave in 2011 and became a stepmom to her beautiful stepchildren Jayda and Mallory.
Christine worked in pharmaceuticals for three decades in various rolls with her last roll being with Jubilant HollisterStier as a Regulatory Affairs Associate supporting drug filings.
Outside of work, Christine was a force in the sport of figure skating, competing for the Lilac City Figure Skating Club and testing through the ranks of U.S. Figure Skating. Outside of figure skating, she developed a love for snowboard, wake surfing and bass guitar. She loved to learn new things and teach people things she was passionate about. She seemed to have the ability to excel at every activity in which she participated.
Christine was a devote and wife, mom and friend. Her hope for the world is that people will follow their dreams and passion. She said if you are lucky enough to have found that special partner, friend or loved one, love it like there’s no tomorrow.
Christine is survived by her mother Catharine Clemens Gill, her brother Sean and Heather Gill (and Ella, Gracie Gill), her husband David Flowers, and her stepchildren who she viewed as her own, Jayda and Mallory Flowers.
In lieu of flowers please donate to: www.segsprescue.org/donate.html or www.hospiceofspokane.org/givein/ways-to-give/