Chrisma Carol Nygaard

Chrisma Carol Nygaard • December 25, 1927 ~ March 31, 2016

Chrisma Carol Nygaard
December 25, 1927 ~ March 31, 2016

Chrisma Carol Nygaard, of Ouray, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the age of 88.
Chrisma Carol Nygaard, daughter of Oho H. and Venus (Miller) Peterson, was born on December 25, 1927 in Belle Creek, Minnesota. She attended a one room school house from first grade through eighth in Vasa, Minnesota; graduated from high school in Red Wing, Minnesota and went to work as a legal secretary.
On June 18, 1949 she married Clarence O. Nygaard in Red Wing, Minnesota. They shared 54 wonderful years of marriage before his death in 2003.
They made their home in Richfield, Minnesota. After Clarence retired, they sold their home and traveled for five years in an R.V. before settling in Ouray, Colorado.
She was a member of Ouray's Christian Fellowship Church and Ouray's Woman's Club.
Chris was devoted to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and kept in touch with her circle of cousins. She was a lover of nature, enjoyed photography and travel.
Surviving family members include David Nygaard of Bloomington, Minnesota; daughter Rachelle and husband John Eide of Bloomington, Minnesota; and two granddaughters, Megan and Emma of Bloomington, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Grace Marie Scharpen.
Chris was laid to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray on April 7, 2016. A celebration of Chris' life will be held in July, with details to follow.