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Remembering Chris Amick Schlytter

Original post made on Dec 10, 2008

Last Saturday, Kelly Amick Hilton did what every loving daughter does for her mother on her birthday, especially a benchmark year such as her 60th. Hilton, a mother of three herself, and her husband Bryan, hosted a get-together for family and friends, something she's done every year since her mother Christine Amick Schlytter died on Christmas Day in 2004. It was a light-hearted affair where the houseful of people talked about grandma, mother and good friend Chris, sharing stories and passing around their favorite photos. Everyone shared in the German chocolate cake Kelly had made from her mother's favorite recipe and the warm chocolate chip cookies that were another Chris Amick treat. Kelly's son Travis, 14, an eighth-grader at Harvest Park Middle School, was close to his grandmother and had his own special stories to tell. The younger children, Jackson, 6, and Hunter, just 18 months old, have only the photos as memories, and great admiration for their grandma's cooking skills. Kelly's brother Sam Amick, a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, was at the party with his wife Emily and their son Ryder. So was Kimberly Amick, Kelly's sister, who is now an attorney.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by travis chubb (grandson)
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Thank you Mr. Bing for this great article on my grandmother. I miss her greatly and this article clearly shows that everyone else does too. Thank you. I am good friends with your grandson Jordan at Harvest Park I am actually the leader of his secret service because he is the president. He has an amazing grandfather.

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Posted by eileen Shalk
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:21 am

I was another person fortunate enough to know and love your Mom. I still think of her and miss her greatly.

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Posted by Gloria Sinibaldi
a resident of another community
on Dec 12, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I was so sad to hear that Chris passed away. We were neighbors and friends for many years. We belonged to the same babysitting co-op many years ago when Sam was only a toddler and the girls were in grade school. My sons, John and Greg ten Bosch were classmates with Kim, Kelly and Sam. I'm glad to know that they are doing well. My best wishes to the family. Chris was a great lady.

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Posted by Sam Amick
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

I would like to echo the wiser-than-his-years sentiments of my nephew Travis, Mr. Bing. It means a lot to all of us that you have taken the time to honor my mom's memory. She will always be missed.

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