OBITUARY: Ronald Frederick Christian, Sept. 16, 1948–Jan. 9, 2014

RONALD FREDERICK CHRISTIAN Sept. 16, 1948–Jan. 9, 2014

Ronald Frederick Christian, 65, of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away on January 9, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18, at Albuquerque’s First Baptist Church, 4101 Paseo Del Norte NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, with Pastor Paul Cunningham of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, NM, officiating.

Ronald was born in Wadesboro, NC to Frederick and Jean Cowan Christian on September 16, 1948. He married Charlotte Winslow on October 1, 1971 in Sparta, NC. He graduated from Hampton University and he did his graduate work at Virginia Tech. He worked as an Architect and Engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years. Ronald was the Chairman and Member of the Dr. Martin Luther King Committee and African American Diversity Working Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory for many years.

He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, playing cards, listening to music, and coaching his children in sports. Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Christian. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Charlotte; mother, Jean; children, Jason, Amber, Ian (Marci), and Alan; granddaughter, Romi; sister, Wanda “Paulette” Thompson (Garland); cousins, Diane Price (Charles), Eric Davie (Jackie), Rodney Davie (Amy), and Michael Bennett (Joyce); brother-in-law, Murray Winslow (Mellisa); sisters-in-law, Sharon Ward (Sandy) and Carolyn Harrell; and godmother, Alma West.

The family of Ronald Frederick Christian wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Fidel Barrantes and the whole Presbyterian Services Renal Transplant Team. In lieu of flowers please send contributions in Mr. Christian’s name to: Presbyterian Renal Transplant Services, c/o Presbyterian Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit

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