Christina Mary Stadler Hull of Houston, Texas passed away May 15, 2018.
Born on October 13, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dudley and Clair Stadler, Christina was the oldest of five children. She spent her childhood in Baton Rouge and moved during high school to LaPlace, Louisiana. Aftrer graduating in the1967 Class of Leon Godchaux High School in Reserve, Louisiana, she attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where she met her future husband, Douglas Hull. They married on November 7, 1970.
During her marriage to Douglas, a career army soldier, they raised two daughters and had the opportunity to live in various locations worldwide, including Germany. After his retirement in 1990, they settled in Killeen, Texas, where she worked as a substitute teacher. Irreconcilable differences led to their separation in 2001 and eventual divorce in May 2004. Christina relocated to Houston in order to be closer to her adult children. From 2001 to 2007, she taught History and Geography at Worthing and Westbury High Schools in Houston ISD. In semi-retirement, she did seasonal tax work at H&R Block for several years. She moved in with her youngest daughter near Katy, Texas, in 2009, until her death.
Christina was a voracious reader and had a lifelong love of learning. She earned her Bachelors in History from Saint Leo University in 1979, and her Texas teaching certification from Tarleton State University in 2000. She also loved to travel, sing, and work crossword puzzles, but most of all, she loved to help others. Christina volunteered extensively throughout her life, with organizations such as the Red Cross, Army Community Services, Catholic Church, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. In later years, she focused her volunteering to her neighborhood association and voter assistance.
She is survived by her two daughters: Kathleen Newton and Meghan Hull, her granddaughter: Aerin Newton, her grandson Alyx Hull, her three sisters: Sybil Brenner, Lisa Stagno, and Gretchen deGruy, and her brother: Dudley Stadler, III.
A Rosary will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30am, with a Mass following at 11am. Visitation will be held prior to the Rosary beginning at 10:00am.