Obituary: Chris Blanchard Ayres
Chris Blanchard Ayres, wife of Robert Ayres and Truckee resident for many years, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Chris was born in Pasadena, California, on June 26, 1949. She attended the University of California at Riverside where she met Bob. They were married in 1969 and lived and worked all over the world. She was a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and spent a number of years with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She helped run the national organization, oversaw the advanced teaching and helped establish and ran meditation academies across the country. Chris taught meditation to over 5,000 people.
Living in China for several years exposed her to the practice of Feng Shui, and she became a Feng Shui consultant for thousands of homes and offices in the Truckee/Tahoe/Reno area. Chris taught Feng Shui classes and wrote many published articles on the subject. She also co-published a book and#8212; Sell Your Home with Feng Shui. She loved nature and was an avid gardener, creating beautiful gardens wherever she lived. She is survived by her husband, Robert, her father, Duane Champlain, and her brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Robyn Champlain.
A celebratory event honoring Chris was held in May when her longtime pals, Kenny Loggins, Dougie Ingoldsby and Stan Weisner performed for a sell-out crowd in Truckee.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m., at St. Patrickand#8217;s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Flowers, especially those that can be planted in her memory, are welcome. Reception to follow at a private residence in Truckee.
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