Christine ‘Christy’ Mara

At noon on February 25th, 2021, Christine Joan Mara of Lawrence, Kansas died at the age of 61.

Christy, as she was known to all, was born to Alma and Raymond Kuszmaul in 1959 in Kingman, Kansas. She moved to Denver as a young woman and married Jim Mara where their daughter Amanda was born in 1979.

Christy was from Kingman, but lived most of her life in Lawrence.  She worked as an aesthetician for Joda and Friends for many years, where a number of her clients became close friends.

Loving mother of Amanda Chavez and grandmother of Chance Chavez and longtime companion to Steve Wilson.

Loving sister to Rose, of Denver Co, Carol, Houston TX, Charles, Lawrence, KS, Thomas, Wichita, Ks and John, Murdock, KS.

Another sister, Paula Jones, preceded her in death.

Christy was a lover of cats and gardening, and was famous for writing witty jokes of questionable taste, poetry and haiku. She fondly remembered events by the food that was served. She was known for always having a smile and a hug for everyone. Her greatest joy in life was being a grandmother.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.