In memory of
Christina Price Tefft
In memory of
Christina Price Tefft
Tefft, Christina Price 10/19/1951 - 9/28/2020 Ann Arbor Tefft, Christina (Tina) Price 68 of Ann Arbor, MI, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 28th, 2020. Tina was born on October 19th 1951 to William and Emily (Rambo) Price in Binghamton, New York. Tina attended secondary school in Manila, Philippines and then returned to the states for college where she attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor receiving a B.A. in education. Tina returned to school at Eastern Michigan University where she became certified to teach special education. She worked as a special education teacher at High Point for 33 years, where she was a beloved colleague and teacher. Tina is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Michael (Mike) Tefft, her daughter Hillary (Scott) Milam, her son David (Lini) Tefft, her niece Gianna Bommarito and her grandchildren Emily, David, Hunter and Hudson. She is also survived by her brother William Price and her sister-in-law Diane Price, who was truly more a sister. Tina was a devoted mother who supported her children in their many sports (hockey, soccer, swimming) and various activities. While spending after work hours running her children to various practices and activities, she additionally made time to create the perfect birthday cake and sew a homemade Halloween costume. In 2013, Tina was given the Gift of Life with a double lung transplant (which she returned as an organ donor). This gift gave a truly special mom, grandmother and friend the opportunity to enjoy her retirement to the fullest. Tina was able to spend precious time with her children and grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Bakka, supporting them in all of their activities. She enjoyed lunches and visits with her dear friends and enjoyed a multitude of activities with International Neighbors of Ann Arbor. Tina was blessed to travel around the world as a child which ignited a lifelong love of travel. In her retirement she enjoyed numerous trips with her brother and sister-in-law to destinations across Europe. Having grown up spending summers at the shore in Ocean City, NJ she passed her love of the shore onto her children and grandchildren. She always looked forward to her bi-annual extended family trip to Ocean City where she loved to watch her grandchildren enjoying the ocean and indulged them with her favorite boardwalk treats of caramel corn, taffy and ice cream. Tina will be greatly missed and remembered fondly by her family and friends who have described her as an intelligent, compassionate, funny, creative, warm woman with an easy laugh and a big smile. Several parents of former students have described her as a wonderful, caring and gifted teacher. Her attending cancer doctor said of her, "She is the most eloquent and brave patient I have ever had." Cremation has taken place and her family thanks the dozens of people who have contacted them. Donations in Tina's memory can be sent to: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital or Michigan Medicine Transplant Center
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In memory of
Christina Price Tefft
Tefft, Christina Price 10/19/1951 - 9/28/2020 Ann Arbor Tefft, Christina (Tina) Price 68 of Ann Arbor, MI, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 28th, 2020. Tina was born on October 19th 1951 to William and Emily (Rambo) Price in Binghamton, New York. Tina attended secondary school in Manila, Philippines and then returned to the states for college where she attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor receiving a B.A. in education. Tina returned to school at Eastern Michigan University where she became certified to teach special education. She worked as a special education teacher at High Point for 33 years, where she was a beloved colleague and teacher. Tina is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Michael (Mike) Tefft, her daughter Hillary (Scott) Milam, her son David (Lini) Tefft, her niece Gianna Bommarito and her grandchildren Emily, David, Hunter and Hudson. She is also survived by her brother William Price and her sister-in-law Diane Price, who was truly more a sister. Tina was a devoted mother who supported her children in their many sports (hockey, soccer, swimming) and various activities. While spending after work hours running her children to various practices and activities, she additionally made time to create the perfect birthday cake and sew a homemade Halloween costume. In 2013, Tina was given the Gift of Life with a double lung transplant (which she returned as an organ donor). This gift gave a truly special mom, grandmother and friend the opportunity to enjoy her retirement to the fullest. Tina was able to spend precious time with her children and grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Bakka, supporting them in all of their activities. She enjoyed lunches and visits with her dear friends and enjoyed a multitude of activities with International Neighbors of Ann Arbor. Tina was blessed to travel around the world as a child which ignited a lifelong love of travel. In her retirement she enjoyed numerous trips with her brother and sister-in-law to destinations across Europe. Having grown up spending summers at the shore in Ocean City, NJ she passed her love of the shore onto her children and grandchildren. She always looked forward to her bi-annual extended family trip to Ocean City where she loved to watch her grandchildren enjoying the ocean and indulged them with her favorite boardwalk treats of caramel corn, taffy and ice cream. Tina will be greatly missed and remembered fondly by her family and friends who have described her as an intelligent, compassionate, funny, creative, warm woman with an easy laugh and a big smile. Several parents of former students have described her as a wonderful, caring and gifted teacher. Her attending cancer doctor said of her, "She is the most eloquent and brave patient I have ever had." Cremation has taken place and her family thanks the dozens of people who have contacted them. Donations in Tina's memory can be sent to: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital or Michigan Medicine Transplant Center
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