Christine Mojica, 61Christine Elizabeth Thompson Mojica died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Christine Elizabeth Thompson Mojica died on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Chris was born on March 10, 1951 in Benson to Carl and Isabelle Thompson. She was the second of seven children in the family. The family moved to Alexandria in 1956 where Chris attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, Central Junior High School, and Jefferson High School. After graduating in 1969, she attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, completing a degree in X-ray Technology and in Spanish. She met her husband and the love of her life, Alberto (Beto) Mojica, while attending language school in Cuernavaca, Mexico. They were married on November 1, 1976 in Minneapolis.
Chris lived a full and wonderful life in Cuernavaca for more than 36 years. She will be remembered for her love of her husband, children, sisters, brother, extended family and many friends, and her passion as an artist. She was a quiet, spiritual person who painted from her heart and soul. She was kind and generous to everyone she met. She loved to travel and had many adventures such as backpacking alone through Europe in her 20s and riding a camel into the Moroccan desert and sleeping overnight in a tent.
Throughout her 11-year struggle with breast cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her fight against it. Her loving husband and three children supported and cared for her and were by her side when she passed away. Her family and friends will miss her wit, wisdom and gentle spirit.
Chris is survived by her husband, Beto (Alberto) Mojica of Cuernavaca, Mexico; daughters, Lya Mojica (David Regelin) of Brooklyn, NY and Kristian Mojica of New York, NY; son, Teddy (Alberto) Mojica of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Jan (Thompson) Duhnke of Wichita, KS; Debra (Thompson) Rode (Terril) of Alexandria; and Dr. Mary (Thompson) Fusco of Seattle, WA; brother, Dr. Robert Thompson (Sarah) of Iowa City, IA; aunts, Elsie Platto (Bill, deceased) of Alexandria, and Val Carder of Campbell, CA; uncle, Pat Platto (Louise) of Milwaukee, WI; 14 nieces and nephews; and many loving cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Teresa and Susan Thompson.
A celebration of her life for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at Nelson Gables, 1220 Nokomis, in Alexandria.
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