Obituary for Christina ‘Christie’ Michelle Dominguez

It is with great sadness that the family of Christina “Christie” Michelle Dominguez announces that she passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20, at the age of 38. Christie was born in El Paso, Texas on April 17, 1980, to Armando Dominguez and Lillian Taylor.

Christina was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she remained an active member. She attended high school in both Safford and Sierra Vista.  She was a loving and devoted mother to her son Tyler, he was her whole world.  Christie was a supportive and loving daughter to her mother Lillian, and a loving caregiver to her sister Shannon before she passed away in 2014. Christie loved outdoor activities with her family, including hiking and camping. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed preparing family meals. She also had a passion for music, reading, and being self-sufficient. She was incredibly artistic as witnessed by her numerous drawings and paintings.

Christina Dominguez

Meaningful events in Christina’s life include the birth of her son, Tyler, and receiving her Endowments in the Gilbert Temple. She was always fun to be around, had a great sense of humor, and had a flair for quoting movies. She loved organizing and ensuring that everything had its own place. She collected teapots, and miniature anything.

Christina is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Loren LaSalle and Arletta Taylor, of Safford; paternal grandparents, Aurelio Dominguez and Refugio Arrendondo; her sister, Shannon Tracey Dominguez; niece, Krystal Dominguez; and uncles, Stewart and Carlos Taylor.

Those left to mourn Christina’s death are the shining star of her life; her son, Tyler Dallas Dominguez; her parents, Armando (Frances) Dominguez and Lillian (Rolando) Taylor Flores; siblings, Armando Dominguez, Jr., Allison (Joshua Scott) Levesque, Diego (Leyla) Flores, Dante (Morgan) Flores, Hailey Flores, Keith Flores, Rene (Lori) Polanco, Daniel (Janette) Ramirez, Gabriel Dominguez, Laura (Marco) Dominguez, and Elizabeth Froelich; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation will be held Friday evening, Feb. 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Taylor Chapel in Sierra Vista, and again Saturday morning, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Pres. Lamar Taylor will be conducting the services. Interment will be in the Artesia Cemetery in Safford at 4 p.m., also on Saturday, Feb. 2.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to her GoFundMe account. Click here for details.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com

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