Theodore Park Crist
Theodore (aka Ted, Teddy, T.P.) Park Crist, 76, died, Dec. 4, 2019, with his wife and children by his side.
Ted was born Feb. 11, 1943, in Garden City, the son of Ted E. and Barbara Crist.
He grew up in Garden City and spent summers on his parents’ farm on the Scott-Finney county line.
After graduating from Garden City High School, he attended Garden City Community College, Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University.
He married Pam Kay Hutchins on July 11, 1964. She survives.
They lived and raised their family in Scott County before moving to Garden City in 2017.
Ted was a farmer, a cowboy, a salesman and a business owner.
In a final gesture of his generosity, Ted donated his brain to the Brain Donor Project to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
Other survivors include a daughter, Heather Paley and husband, Andy; a son, Trevor Crist and wife, Karen; a brother, Max Crist; a sister, Marsha Le Cheminant; and four grandchildren; Park Crist, Sierra Crist, Jackson Paley and Charles Paley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Toni Patton.
A memorial service was held Dec. 8 at the Community Congregational Church, 710 N. 3rd St., Garden City.
Donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://alzfdn.org/), the Brain Donor Project (https://braindonorproject.org/), or the John Eli Crist Memorial Fund with the Scott Community Foundation (https://scottcf.org/).