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Christina Jo Ahmann came into this world on March 4, 1982, and breathed her last breath on Earth on June 13, 2013.
She was born to Doug and Jo Dee Ahmann and grew up in Port Angeles. She attended Jefferson Elementary, Calvary Baptist School, Olympic Christian School and Port Angeles High School.
Her major interests in those years were playing her violin, playing soccer, hunting, fishing, hiking and skiing. She graduated from Port Angeles High School in 2000.
Her earliest friends, Mandy (Wood) Penso and Linsey (Tuttle) Fuller remained close her entire life.
Christina moved on to Westmont College. Her four years at Westmont were a rich time of spiritual, social and intellectual growth. She formed beautiful friendships and in the last two years of Westmont became a resident assistant and successfully shepherded some amazing women through the rigors and traumas of college life. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology in 2004.
Christina moved to Portland, Oregon, to study massage therapy and begin her own practice. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, she found a new passion: oncology massage. She did further studies in that field and founded a nonprofit, Consider the Sparrow, to provide free massage therapy for cancer patients.
In 2011, a most amazing man, Doug Nevill, came into her life. Christina moved back to Port Angeles to be near him, and they were married in November of the same year. One year later, they welcomed their son, Isaiah Douglas, into the world. His contagious joy is a continual reminder of Christina's joyful spirit.
Christina loved Jesus, she loved people, she loved adventure, and she loved her life. Joy and wisdom poured from her, and she would willingly share both with anyone who crossed her path. She was an active listener, encourager and a wise counselor.
To her final day, her greatest passion was worship and prayer with her beloved friends and family. She will be greatly missed, but she has left a huge legacy of wisdom, wit and love. She has taught us how to live with great courage, unshakable faith, unending joy and immense strength.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas E. Nevill, and her son, Isaiah Douglas. She is also survived by her brother, Jesse Ahmann; her parents, Doug and Jo Dee Ahmann; and her grandmother, Victoria Ahmann.
She is also survived by her 14 cousins and her adoring aunts and uncles.
Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at Independent Bible Church, 116 East Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles, on Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to IBC Women in Ministry, 112 North Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, where she was a member of the leadership team.
Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory - Port Angeles
260 Monroe Rd. Port Angeles, WA 98362
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on June 16, 2013