Dr. Donavon F. Christian


Dr. Donavon F. Christian, Age 80, passed away April 29, 2017. He was born and raised in Kewanee, IL., the son of Clarence and Amy (Weaklum) Christian. He was a former U.S. Marine, received a B.S. from UCLA, a Masters Degree from Univ. of Calif., Long Beach, and a Dr. of Chiropractic from Univ. of Pasadena, Calif. After college, he hitchhiked for 3 very enriching years throughout western and eastern Europe and Africa, working and studying. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn, 2 sons, Dr. Douglas and Dr. Keith Christian of Taos, and daughter Pam Christian of Santa Monica, CA. Grandchildren include Dr. Jennifer Christian of Denver, Jessica Christian of Abq., Justin Keay of Santa Monica, and Haley Keay of Taos. Grandson, Erik Christian preceded him in death 2 years prior. He enjoyed tennis, skiing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and traveling. He loved to use his chiropractic skills wherever he traveled, including Mexico and Peru. Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Quail Ridge Taos. 88 State Rd. 150 (Ski Valley Rd.)