Holland-Aguilar, Christine Diane
Christine Diane Holland-Aguilar was born in Apple Valley, California in 1964 and raised in New Orleans. She moved to Dallas in the mid 1980’s and married Reuben Perez Aguilar Jr. in 1986. They had two children together: Reuben Andrew Aguilar in 1987 and Amber Christine Aguilar in 1991.
She suffered a devastating loss when her daughter, Amber, died in 1996 at the age of five. The loss of a child often spells the end of many marriages but hers survived for nearly two decades until her husband passed away of a heart attack in 2012.
Over the last few years of her life, she completed her undergraduate degree, moved backed to California for two years to spend time with her mother and sister, and returned to Dallas to be close to her son and best friend, Nancy Kochek. Near the end of 2017 she found love again in her partner John Delaney who would remain with her until she passed away.
Christine was known for her goofy sense of humor, her big heart, her love for her family, and kinship with animals. Throughout her life she volunteered at the humane society, food banks, soup kitchens, church/charity events, and for startup theatre companies her son had been involved in.
She had a temper but was quick to forgive and found interest in many things: The bible, painting, reading, renaissance/medieval history, movies and tv shows ranging from the prestigious to the schmaltzy.
She died peacefully in her sleep in hospice care at Baylor Scott & White Plano in the early hours of May 14, 2021 with her son and daughter in law by her side.
She is preceded in death by her husband and daughter. She is survived by her partner John, her mother Dorothy “Dottie”, her sister, Leanne, her son, Andrew, daughter-in-law, Amber along with countless nieces, nephews, extended family and in-laws of her late husband, all of whom miss her, dearly and wish her a peaceful rest.
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It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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