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Lohren Christie

October 29, 1935 — October 23, 2023


Lohren Day Christie (formerly known as Nancy Ann Middleton) was born to parents, Florence and Frank Middleton, on October 29, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio. Lohren passed away on October 23, 2023, at The Argyle in Denver, Colorado. In her final days, Lohren was lovingly surrounded and supported by her three daughters and assisted with great care by the staff at The Argyle and Denver Hospice. 

Lohren grew up the youngest of three and loved her doting siblings dearly. She was a horse lover and equestrian, a dancer, a pianist, a flutist, an avid reader and writer, and an all-around animal lover. She loved to travel and enjoyed time all over the United States and Europe, but her favorite place was Maui. She had a unique, vast and eclectic taste in music and raised her children to love and appreciate all kinds of artists and styles. There was always music playing in the house!  

In her 40’s, she joined a Yugoslavian dance troupe called Zivili and learned the traditional dances and songs and stayed with the troupe for many years into her 50’s. This was an extremely joyous and fulfilling experience for Lohren and one she looked back on fondly and with pride. 

She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at The Ohio State University in 1987. She made the brave decision to go back to school at 49 years old to accomplish her dream and did so while working full time at Franklin County Children Services as a social worker. She was a creative spirit who enjoyed making macrame, pouring candles, painting, drawing, making jewelry, and baking and cooking. She had a flair and passion for style and worked in the Ralph Lauren Department at Dillard’s in Colorado for several years. 

Lohren lived in many different beautiful places including New York, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Arizona and Oregon and finally settled in Colorado in 1995. She owned and renovated many homes and was extremely handy and independent. She cared deeply about her family, friends and fur babies. She had a keen intuition and was a helper and supporter at heart. She was extremely silly and playful and had a great sense of humor and brought laughter and joy to those who knew her. Lohren made dear friends wherever she went. 

Lohren had a natural curiosity about philosophy and religion. She lovingly explored and embraced the many religions of the world, learning and listening to others about their beliefs and practices, as well as sharing her own. Lohren was committed to her relationship with God. She believed that we are all connected as one, and that God loves us all equally and unconditionally. 

Lohren was preceded in death by her siblings Jeanne Fair (Gib) and Dan Middleton (surviving spouse, Marilyn). She is survived by her three daughters; Michelle (Tad), Suzy and Cindy; three granddaughters, Jacqueline, Shelby and Brooke (Ben); two grandsons, Harrison and Holden; and one great grandson, Valentine. Nieces and nephews include Michael, Kathy (Andrew), Shelley, Tracy (Dale), Wendy (Norm), Lance, Tim, Suzanne, Chris (Gina), Andy and Deborah and all their children and grandchildren.  

Lohren loved nature, the mountains, the beach, the ocean, and all marine life. Her ashes will be spread in the ocean. In lieu of a service or sending flowers, please hold Lohren in your heart by donating to, a unique non-profit in Maui County that provides temporary housing, food, support and veterinary care for the pets and livestock of residents who were displaced by the recent horrific fires. 

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