Christian D. Golding

Christian D. Golding passed away peacefully at home in Arizona on May 22, 2021, after a two-year battle with Cancer. He was born in Washington, D.C., on July 23, 1947, to Donald G. Golding and Mary Ann (Christensen) Golding. He spent his youth in Colorado where he excelled athletically, academically and graduated from La Junta, CO High School in 1965. Recognized as a National Merit Scholar and member of the National Honor Society, Chris went on to attend the University of Colorado and University of Maryland where he graduated with high honors in 1975, while working in sales for IBM.

Chris married Dinah (Bright) Golding on July 26, 1998. Through marriage, he became a bonus-Dad of three children, Amy, Sarianne, and Adam, who he loved and cared for as his own. As a family, they lived in Denver and later moved to Fargo. During their years together, Chris had a close relationship with his father-in-law, the late Hon. Myron H. Bright. Chris fondly referred to him as “Pops” and Myron said Chris was his “favorite Republican”. Chris cherished their bond and thought of Myron as a father. Chris enjoyed summers at the Bright Family Cabin on Lake Melissa and time spent with his seven grandchildren. Chris became a true Bison football fan, attending games with Pops and the grandkids. He loved watching University of Maryland football and hockey games played by his grandsons. Above all, he savored any opportunity that allowed him time to play golf with his brothers and friends.

Chris was involved in several businesses. In recent years, he joined Dinah, an Executive Recruiter, to assist at The Healthcare Initiative. Chris was as devoted to his faith as he was to his family. He played an active role in Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral serving as a Verger and he also attended All Saints Episcopal Church in Phoenix.

In 2018, he and Dinah built a home in PebbleCreek, Goodyear, AZ which they enjoyed together.

He is survived by his wife, Dinah A. Golding, Goodyear, AZ; brothers, Dennis (Nancy) Golding, Douglas (Janet) Golding of La Junta, CO; brother-in-law, Josh Bright, Detroit Lakes, MN; brother-in-law, Howard (Susan) Miller, La Junta, CO; children, Amy (Jim) Long, Fargo, ND; Sarianne (Brock) Dickson, Harwood, ND; Adam (Kim) Schultz, Shorewood, MN; seven grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Golding, father, Donald G. Golding, sister Pamela K. Miller.

A memorial service will be held on July 1, 2021, at 2:00 PM, at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, Fargo. Memorials can be made to Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, A Shelter for Cancer Families (Houston), Temple Beth El (Fargo) and Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix).

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Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home-Fargo, ND.

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