Christina S. Kertesz
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Christina S. Kertesz
  • January 30, 1937 - January 7, 2018
  • Boulder, Colorado

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Christina Kertesz (Hallberg), of Boulder, passed away Sunday, January 7 at home surrounded by her family exactly as she always wanted. She was a loving wife to husband, Peter, and a devoted mother to her children, Veronica, Tom, and Christopher. The family will miss her very much, especially all the love, humor and warmth she spread to everyone.

Christina was born in Finland and attended the University of Arizona as a Fulbright Scholar. There she graduated with a Bachelor's degree and that is where she met the love of her life, her husband Peter. They lived in Arizona, the Bay Area in California and Loveland Colorado. They moved to Boulder in 1971, and Christina decided she had found her true home.

Christina's main passion was gardening and the gardens surrounding her home have been featured in many publications and local garden tours. She was a Master Gardener for almost 20 years where she devoted herself to helping others improve their lives through gardening. She also was the first Volunteer of the Year in 2005 for Boulder County Parks and Open Space. Her enjoyment of gardening was a reflection of her love for all forms of fine art, music and fashion, which created a beautiful, warm home for her family. Her cooking and entertaining skills were also well known; she especially enjoyed participating in the Colorado Musical Festival's fundraising dinners. She loved playing Tennis year around with her regular partners and the family enjoyed many ski vacations to Steamboat and Copper Mountain. She also loved traveling with her husband; she especially remembered their trips to Japan, the Far East, Australia, Fiji, Europe and Hawaii.

There will be private services for the family and a celebration of her life is planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in honor of Christina Kertesz to the Colorado Music Festival, 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette CO, 80026: www.comusic.org.