Lynda Ann Christie, 55, computer programmer


Lynda Ann Christie, a computer programmer and avid quilter, died of heart failure Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Annapolis resident was 55.

Born Lynda Ann Steffey in Baltimore and raised in Annapolis' Admiral Heights section, she was the daughter of former state Sen. John W. Steffey Sr. Her father was president and owner of the Baltimore real estate and development firm Charles H. Steffey Inc., founded by his father in 1905.

She was a 1966 graduate of Roland Park Country School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park, studying computer science. Earlier, she worked as a computer programmer for UM and Anne Arundel Community College. Since 1987, she had been a senior systems analyst for Financial Management Services in Pasadena.

Mrs. Christie enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Annapolis Quilt Guild. She had been a member for 22 years of her local quilting bee.

She was a communicant of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 34 years, Scott T. Christie, a math teacher at Annapolis High School; four sons, Justin S. Christie, Bryan T. Christie and Benjamin W. Christie, all of Annapolis, and Jonathan W. Christie of Philadelphia; her stepmother, T. Sharyn Steffey of Annapolis; two brothers, John W. Steffey Jr. and William C. Steffey, both of Annapolis; a stepbrother, Frank Gavern of Severna Park; two stepsisters, Victoria Burnett of Annapolis and Shannon Irrizary of Stevensville; and a granddaughter.

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