Christina Mann, 70
Christina (Chris) Ann Mann, 70, long time resident of Coeur d’ Alene, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2023 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House. She was born on June 6, 1952 in Caldwell, Idaho to Gerald and Helen (Walker) Taylor.
Chris grew up in Caldwell attending her first school in a two room school her mother had also attended. Graduating from Caldwell High School in 1970, having married Paul Steude after graduating, she moved with Paul to California completing his military service. Chris and Paul returned to Caldwell, eventually divorcing. Chris relocated in the late 1970s to Coeur d’ Alene to be closer to her parents.
The opportunity to work as clerical staff for a North Idaho employer, Louisiana Pacific, was Chris’s first step to becoming part of the local community. Chris made many life long friends at Louisiana Pacific. While living in Coeur d’ Alene, Chris met and married Sam Mann in 1983, having 38 wonderful years together. Chris and Sam settled into their dream home on Garden Avenue, Coeur d’ Alene.
Chris took the opportunity to begin working for GTE (Verizon) and successfully advanced several administrative positions and made many good friends. Chris became a devoted step mother to Sam’s three children and grandchildren. Both Chris and Sam enjoyed trips to visit family including Washington, DC, California, and Alaska. Attending Real Life Church provided Chris and Sam many opportunities to make additional friends and support the Real Life community volunteer efforts.
Chris enjoyed Sam’s interest in stock car racing and NASCAR, attending races at Stateliness Speedway with her racing friends. Summer trips up the Coeur d’ Alene River with family and friends was always a break from the hubbub of Coeur d’ Alene in the summer. Additionally she was a “Red Hatter” and an avid reader.
Chris is survived by her father Gerald Taylor, her brother David Taylor, Post Falls; her Aunt, Marlene Walker of Kuna, Idaho; mother in law, Monnie Mann of Modesto, California; step children Sam Mann, Phillip Mann, Sheri Roberts, and numerous cousins. Preceding her in death were her mother Helen and husband Sam.
In lieu of flowers Chris’s family would encourage donations to Hospice of North Idaho who provided exceptional care while she made the journey to heaven. A celebration of life for both Chris and Sam is planned for a later date.