In memory of Christine C. (Gillies) Boerema who died in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 7, 2022. She was surrounded by her family. Chris, 65, was born on January 5, 1957. She resided in Ludington with her husband of 38 years, Michael J. Boerema. Together they had a son Aaron and three beautiful granddaughters Harley Jo, Brielle Irene and Kaitlyn.
Chris enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, canning and children. She enjoyed fishing and swimming at Lake Ford with her family. Her love of gardening and canning will contribute to her cooking. But above all, it was her love of children, which earned her many afghans that she knitted.
Chris is a graduate of Ludington High School and Central Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor of Education. She worked in sales and as an accountant at Avenue Tire and Auto Services in Ludington.
She was involved in work with children and youth ministries at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville where she was a Sunday School teacher. Chris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She loved the family and always enjoyed the time she spent with them.
Chris is survived by her husband Mike; sons Aaron and Breanna; granddaughters, Harley Jo, Brielle Irene and Kaitlyn; also his mother Delores (Burnell) Gillies; brothers John M. and Tracy (Nordland) Gillies III; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father John M Gillies Jr. and stepmother, Bonnie I. Richert.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chris’s memory for children’s and youth ministries.
A funeral will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville. Visits will begin at 10 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,