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Christian Janette Broyles


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Christian Janette Broyles Obituary
Christian Janette Chris' Broyles June 9, 1968 - August 1, 2018 Oceanside Chris Broyles, beloved daughter, wife, sister, and auntie, passed away at the age of 50 from complications of a fall, surrounded by her loving familyat UCSD Jacobs Center. Chris was born June 9, 1968 in Fontana, California. Chris was a happy, easy going, enthusiastic child. At a young age she moved with her family living in Rialto, CA, Woodland, CA, College Station, Texas, Poway, CA, Stockton, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and finally the family settled in Oceanside where she started school at El Camino High School in the Oceanside Unified School District. She loved hanging out with her friends, going to church youth activates, playing sports, softball, volleying ball, soccer, and lettering in basketball for 4 years. She played on a championship team, with talented team mates winning many San Diego County, and Southern California Regional CIF tournaments. El Camino Girls basketball team played in the state championship and came in second. While in high school, she coached several soccer teams for the local soccer club. Chris graduated from El Camino High school in 1986.She attended Brigham Young University for 2 years. Her second year and 2nd semester she participated in the Study Abroad program. She was based in Vienna and travelled thought out Europe and Israel. During her summers she worked for the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Dept. She enjoyed being with the children, going on field trips, playing sports, and filling their days with fun and activity.She served an 18 month mission for the in the Texas San Antonio Mission where she touched many lives with her enthusiasm, knowledge of the gospel and her never wavering testimony of Jesus Christ. Returning from her mission, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After the operation and the tumor was successfully removed, it was determined to be a malignant meduloblastoma which required chemo and radiation therapy. Chris spent a year dealing with all the terrible effects of both those therapies and their debilitating and physically crippling results never to walk normally again. Later in life she experienced uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes, a heart attack, and was a breast cancer survivor. Six months later she went back to BYU and spent a month in Egypt and Athens in the BYU Study Abroad program. She graduated 1994 with her Bachelors of Arts degree. She entered SDSU Masters program for Urban Planning and graduated in 1996. She worked for the city of Azusa until she broke her leg and needed to come home to recuperate. Giving her time to evaluate her next steps, she decided to enroll in the teacher credential program at CSU San Marcos. She was hired by the Oceanside Unified School District in 2001. She taught at Pacifica, Nichols, McAuliffe, and ended her career at San Luis Rey Elementary School and Jefferson Middle School as an intervention teacher teaching English Language Learners. She was always pleased to hear from her former students and the impact she had on them. As her health was declining, she took a disability retirement in June 2018. She was greatly loved and admired by many. We will miss her smile and her giving and generous nature. Our deepest gratitude to the UCSD Jacob ICU Neuro Unit 3-F for their love, care and compassion.Chris was preceded in death by her grandparents Fred and Sylvia Ortiz. She is survived by her husband of 14 years Darrin, parents John and Emily Wichmann, sister Rachel (Matt) Hovenden, niece Esperanza and nephews Ian and Cameron, uncle Ben Ortiz (Dianne) and many wonderful cousins.Visitation will be held Friday, August 10, from 4 to 8 at Eternal Hills in Oceanside. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 11, at 10:30am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, 2080 California Street in Oceanside.Donations may be made in her name to Solutions For Change.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 10, 2018
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