Christene Polvado

Christene Polvado (Gray)

Saturday, April 19th, 1941 - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Christene Polvado died Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Lubbock. She was born April 19, 1941 in Knox City, Texas to William Connie and Ina Fern (Parker) Gray. She married Earl Polvado in Morton on February 8, 1959.

Christene was the pianist at First Baptist Church in Morton for 63 years. She taught children’s choir and the handbell choir at the church. She played for many weddings, funerals, graduations and events. Christene was also the elementary school music teacher for 16 years. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, as well as the First Baptist Church in Morton. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Earl; her parents; and a brother Bill Gray.

Christene is survived by her three daughters, Robin Thomas and her husband, Steve of Lubbock, TX, Melanie McVey and her husband, Zane of Lubbock, TX and April Kuehler and her husband, Ronald of Burleson, TX; her two sisters, Glo Yancey of Weatherford, TX and Carolyn Christy of Amarillo, TX; her seven grandchildren, Andy Thomas and his wife, Gina, Jamie Lynne Thomas, Benjamin Thomas, Anna Christene McVey, David McVey, Anthony Kuehler and his wife, Alexandria and Jeremy Kuehler; and two great-grandchildren, Colbie Thomas and Callen Thomas.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the First Baptist Church in Morton, 202 SE 1st Street, Morton, Texas, 79346.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm
    First Baptist Church - Morton
    202 S.E. 1ST Street
    MORTON, TX 79346
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Morton Memorial Cemetery
    Texas 214
    MORTON, TX 79346
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bro. Rush Coffman
  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Morton Memorial Cemetery
    Texas 214
    MORTON, TX 79346
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Skeet and Don Workman

Posted at 08:03pm
Dear Robin, Melanie and April and others,
Don and I share you sorrow in the death of your dear Mom Christine. When we lived in Morton back in l963 to l966, Christine became a dear friend to me. You may not remember but Don was in the bank and we lived just east of Ina Fern and Connie. We have very fond memories of Morton and still talk to Dorothy Barker often. Don and Bob were friends because of love of horses and ranch. Earl too was so wonderful to you three girls as you grew up. He loved you so much. We are now in our 80's and probably can't come to the memorial service at the cemetery. But you are in our prayers. We still live in Lubbock in Lakeridge and if you need anything call us 786 0601. Jesus gave us the most precious gift which was eternal life which means we will see Christine and Earl again. This poem has always meant so much to me and I share it with your whole family:
I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says, "She is gone."
“Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her.

Just at the moment when someone says, “She is gone,”

there are others who are watching her coming. Other

voices take up the glad shout, ‘Here she comes!’
“And that is dying.”

Author Unknown

God bless, Skeet and Don Workman


Malinda Gerber

Posted at 09:53am
I have so many good memories. She had such a quiet strength and a very strong love for God. She was one of my great role models for life.

Leslie Robinson

Posted at 09:01am
I first met Christene when we moved our membership from 3 Way Baptist to 1st Baptist Morton. We are both music teachers.
In all my schooling I had never met someone who played like Christene. She made me realize our talents come from God. She truly played in the “spirit”. I can only hope I do the same.

Mickey and Jane Hoyl

Posted at 08:51am
We are so sorry for the loss of Christine. She was a great asset to the Morton community for many years and will be missed by all. Prayers to all the family.

Shani Hartman

Posted at 08:14am
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Im so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers going up.
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