Christine Nuckols Michaelson, 78, a longtime Montpelier educator and community volunteer, died Saturday, September 14, 1996, at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Christine was born June 14, 1918 in Anaconda, Montana, to Harry Graddy and Ruth Sneddon Nuckols. She attended schools in Montpelier, and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1936. She received a degree in business administration from the University of Idaho in 1940, and later received her master’s degree in education.
She was a teacher for 39 years, two in Salmon and the remainder in Montpelier, where she taught at Lincoln School and Montpelier High School. In addition to her work in the classroom, she also served as a charter member of the Bear Lake Educational Foundation.
During World War II she also worked for the U.S. Navy in Ogden, Utah.
She married Andrew Jesse Michaelson on February 15, 1943 in Montpelier. He died December 24, 1988. She later married Spencer W. Hess on January 3, 1991. He died on September 23, 2007.
She married Spencer Williams Hess on January 3, 1991 in Clark, Nevada.
Christine was a volunteer at the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital for eight years. She was a member of the Bear Lake Cancer Society and also served as president. She loved to read, was a volunteer at the Bear Lake County Library, and also served as treasurer of the Bear Lake County Library Board.
She was a 50-year member of the Betsy Ross Chapter No. 17 of the Eastern Star, and also a past matron.
Christine is survived by a daughter, Jan (Malcolm) Dick of Shelton, Washington, stepchildren John Hess, Mary McClanahan and Paul (Lynne) Hess, three grandchildren, James , Christine and Andrew Zimowsky and six great grandchildren.
Interment was in the Montpelier City Cemetery.