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Lois Christenne Welsh

Posted 2020-10-16 by mhenderson
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21, 2020 -
Bullhead City, Arizona -

Lois Christenne "Tina" Welsh of Lakeside, Arizona, peacefully passed
away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loved
ones. She was 103 years old. Tina was born on May 15, 1917 in Needles,
California, when Woodrow Wilson was President, to her parents the
late, Louis C. and Mary (Mansaker) Welsh.

Tina was raised on the Colorado River, where she enjoyed the outdoors
and playing softball. When World War II broke out Tina felt the need
to serve her country, at a time when women weren't allowed in the
military. It wasn't until 1942, when the president signed a bill
creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps that Tina was allowed to
answer that call. She was one of the first in the country to join the
military as an enlisted woman.

Six short months later the army sent her to officer's candidate school
and so began her illustrious 20-year military career. She served in
many leadership positions in the United States, France and Germany
with hundreds of soldiers under her command. She retired from the
military in 1962 at the rank of Major.

Following her time in the Army, Tina moved to Lakeside, Arizona where
she resided until her passing. She was an avid reader of Time
Magazine, National Geographic and many other publications. She loved
to keep active by playing golf and was a member of the Pinetop Country

The viewing and visitation was held from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday,
October 13, 2020 at the Owens Livingston Mortuary White Mountain
Chapel, 320 N. 9th Street, Show Low. The Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the St. Rita's
Catholic Church, 1400 E. Owens, Show Low with the Recitation of the
Holy Rosary at 11 am. The interment will follow at 11 am on Monday,
October 19, 2020 at the Riverview Cemetery, 1101 E. Broadway, Needles,
California where she will be laid to rest with full Military Honors.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low handled the arrangements. For
those who have special memories and would like to send private
condolences or sign our online guest book, we invite you to visit our
website at

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