MRS Crista Elizabeth Potter, of Teesdale Road, Grantham, has died in City Hospital, Nottingham. She was 73.
Born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, in June 1938, she was the youngest daughter of George and Mabel Tooke. The family moved to Grantham in 1940 and lived in Buckminster Gardens. She was educated at Huntingtower Road School and the Girls’ Central School.
In October 1958 she married Peter and later became mother to Kevin, and grandmother to Daniel and Elliot.
Mrs Potter worked at Melias Grocery, in Market Place, Grantham, until becoming manageress of Webster’s Bakery in Westgate.
She was interested in history, reading and genealogy. She loved travel, especially to see the wildlife in Canada and Scandinavia. Mrs Potter was also a keen knitter, she enjoyed entertaining, loved walking her dogs and was a very good cook.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev Jill Potts.
Family mourners included: Peter Potter, Kevin Potter, Mandy Potter, Daniel Potter, Elliot Potter and Mrs Sylvia Buxton.
Other mourners included: Sharen Swain, Niven Swain, Mr G. Tooke, Mr M. Tooke, Mrs J. Tooke, Margaret and Graham Hartley, John Crane, Ms Earley, Dick and Betty Toulson, Peter Murton, Mr and Mrs Mattison, Mr and Mrs Lewis, Carol and John Tinkley, Graham and Daphne Henson, Dorothy Oxby, Sue and Geoff Smith, Penny Morgan, Noreen Kemp, Karen Kebble, John and Angela McGown, Darren Elmes, Margaret Barry, Aimee Dilloway, Pam Ford, Mr A. King, N. Dudnik, Keith Elmer, Barbara Myciuk, Steve Asbey, Roy and Maureen Charles, Paul and Diane Beck, Joan Hamilton, Greg Newton, Andrew Newton, Gaynor Newton, Thomas Newton, Michael and Barbara Frankish, Keith Streets, Pat and Les Devos, Jane Dilloway, Valerie Dilloway, Rebecca Archer, Anne Cole, Sean Pettit, Dave and Jane Eldridge, Mark and Karen Dilloway, Cynthia and David Cryer, Michael and Tina Negus and Julie.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Oncology Unit at Nottingham City Hospital.