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Alice Jean McFadden Cristanelli


October 25, 2017

Alice Jean McFadden Cristanelli passed away Oct. 22, 2017, at the Sunrise of Sandy Assisted Living facility in Sandy, Utah after a lengthy illness.

Cristanelli was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Rock Springs to Fieldon B. and Mary E. McDurmon McFadden. She attended school in Rock Springs and was a graduate of the Rock Springs High School with the class of 1952. After graduation, Cristanelli moved to Ogden, Utah, where she worked for Standard Optical.  

She met the love of her life Rudy Cristanelli and they were married Oct/ 18, 1953. They made their home first in Superior, then San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, Calif., before moving back to Rock Springs in 1956.  

He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1976.

Cristanelli worked at Hickory Farms and the Herberger's Department Store until her retirement in 2013. Her interests included gardening, baking for her family, taking trips to see her cousins in Indiana, spending time with her family and taking care of her dog Tillie, who she dearly loved.

Survivors include one son, Wayne (Eileen) Cristanelli of Rock Springs; daughters Jayne (Cy) Adams of Prescott, Ariz., and June (Carl) Hansen of Farson; six grandchildren, Rudy (Molly Tunnell) Cristanelli, Matthew (Christina) Cristanelli, Jason (Jessica) Cristanelli, Amber (Dallas Seaver) Adams, Kimberly (Gary) Bach and John (Melanie) Hansen; seven great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Marlene McFadden, Annie Cristanelli and Marlene Cristanelli; her former brother in law, William Rizzi; her special cousin Joann Robertson and several nieces and nephews.

Cristanelli was preceded in death by her husband Rudy; her granddaughter Lynn Cristanelli; her parents; her sister and brother-in-law Yvonne and Alex Unguren; brothers John (Wilmot), Elbert "Ab" (Lucille), Pat (Reka) and Michael McFadden; her brothers-in-law Livio and Joe Cristanelli.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church at 633 Bridger Ave., in Rock Springs. Graveside services will be conducted at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the church Monday at the church one hour prior to services. 

The family Alice Jean McFadden Cristanelli respectfully requests that donations in her memory be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901 or Alzheimer's Affiliation, 112 S. Beach, Casper, Wyoming 92601.

Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home.


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