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Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday morning at the Jubilee Christian Center in South Austin to remember Christy Lynne Espinosa's bright smile and big heart, even as they cried at the sight of her closed white casket, decorated with carnations and roses.

"Remembering her should not be about the day she died," Pastor Jimmy Seal said to a standing-room only sanctuary. "It should be about the lives this young, vivacious young lady touched."

Espinosa's body was found on fire at 5 a.m. Wednesday when Austin firefighters responded to a call about a grassfire in the 6000 block of North Imperial Drive. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Officials with the Travis County sheriff's office have said that she was last seen early Wednesday celebrating Mardi Gras at East Sixth and Trinity streets.

"She was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people," Espinosa's grandfather, John Sandoval, said.

He described his granddaughter as a helpful, sweet young woman. As a child, she attended Boone and Covington elementary schools and was once voted class clown, Seal said. He described her as a "happy child with a heart of gold."

Her family would take her and her younger sister, Caitlin, to church. Members of the congregation said Saturday that Christy sat quietly and reverently among the adults instead of going to children's church.

"There are just some students you don't forget," said Jan Conroy, who taught Espinosa in fourth grade. In her kitchen, for years, Conroy said she has kept the teacher doll decorated with hearts that Espinosa bought with her own money and gave to Conroy on Valentine's Day almost a decade ago. "This just breaks my heart, because she was so special."

During her high school years, Espinosa was a member of Crockett High School's Tex-Ann Dance Team, and teachers said she graduated from the high school in 2005.

In recent years, Espinosa had worked at Luby's as a waitress, Sandoval said. She sometimes offered her hard-earned money to less fortunate classmates so that they could eat, he said. He said that she wanted to go to college but she had not yet pursued her degree.

Espinosa had also had at least one run-in with the law in June 2007, when she was arrested on misdemeanor theft and drug charges. She was accused of stealing tennis shoes from a store and possessing Xanax and less than half an ounce of marijuana. According to public records, she was sentenced in February to seven months probation.

A friend of Espinosa's, Andy Treviño, tearfully spoke about how special she was to him. "She'll never be forgotten," he said. Espinosa is survived by her mother, Diana Cobb Espinosa, her father, Antonio Espinosa and her sister, Caitlin Espinosa.

Anyone with information about Espinosa's case is asked to call Detective Greg Lawson at 854-3426 or CrimeStoppers at 472-8477.

Joshunda Sanders; joshundasanders@statesman.com; 445-3630

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 28 to Mar. 5, 2009.
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January 14, 2021
We were kids just trying to get lost in this world.
Only to be lost ever since you left.
I still see you in my dreams...
September 15, 2020
Christy, gone but never forgotten. I still think of you every day, year that goes by. I miss you so much. I still hurt for you. Thank you for being that good friend, we had fun hanging out. We could just talk and talk about what we did over the weekend. You made time for everyone. I know you had a special place in your heart for all who loved you I miss you so much. You will aways be in my heart, untill we see each other again. Fly high into God's loving in arms when your missing everyone who loves you. Gone but never forgotten. Miss you bunches.
Geniva G
Geniva Garza
Friend
April 26, 2017
RIP
charlene
March 8, 2017
Missing you always, our angel ❤ CLE
Rebecca Reddish
March 7, 2017
I still remember you!
May 14, 2015
I still think about Christy often and think you should know ..
From mike stackable's mom
Ginny Austin
February 10, 2013
Christy, I met you at the Olive Garden, for the first time, nervous as anyone could be. I remember getting there late for dinner, you know, first impressions and all. You made me feel so comfortable and accepted right from the start with your one of a kind wit and humor. For that I thank you. I regret not having spent more time getting to know you. Perhaps I can remedy that when I see you again. My tremendous loss. Our tremendous loss! Sleep now child, won't be much longer.
August 3, 2012
It's been 3 years since you left this earth but not a day goes by that you aren't missed. We love you and know that you are watching down on us. Justice has been served here on earth and we are thankful that we have some closure to your death. Keeping smiling down on us and bring us protection against all the evil on this earth while we are still here. Love you lotz, Your cousin<3
Jessalyn Espinosa Ayala
November 20, 2010
May God keep you in his loving embrace and sooth the pain of your friends and family.
MaryAnne Bertuglia
November 18, 2010
Rest in Peace, Christy!
Zillah Bobo
November 9, 2010
theres not a day that goes by that i dont think of you. We had great times together ..i miss you dearly...love you Christy.
May 27, 2010
Im always lost for words when i get on here to write, but i am really glad i got to meet you an that we became friends because you were always so fun to be around! though i knew you for such a short period of time, you were a good friend! Miss you always!
Erica
April 13, 2010
there's not a day that goes by, that i dont think about you.
March 15, 2010
Praying for your families peace and justice!
Dorothy Palacios
March 14, 2010
Missing you everyday My Angel. I Love You.
March 11, 2010
i remember going to the circus with you and having a blast ... and at Dave n' Busters too :D
monica rodriguez
March 10, 2010
so the first round of spring flowers are popping up everywhere...guess what color they are? :) yellow!! they are so beautiful and bright just like you. i love them, thank you for making them so radiant.
Rebecca Motal
March 8, 2010
I had a dream about you last night and then out of no where Aryanna starts talking about you and how she released balloons to you. She said, "Mommy, the yellow balloons went to Christy in the sky." I teared up and smiled so big. I just know she saw you and you talked to her about it :) Love you and always missing you. xoxo
Melissa
February 26, 2010
...she's always been an angel
i mean what can i say? ....she's an angel.

gone but NEVER forgotten,
good times
February 26, 2010
I can't believe it's been a year already and it feels so unreal that one of my friends is gone. I will always cherish your laugh, smile and wonderful fun memories we had together. We love you and miss you dearly.

Linny
February 25, 2010
Christy,

It is a year already that you have been taken away from us but yet it still feels like yesterday. Most of my days I just tell myself that you are in Austin and I will see you the next time I go to Gonzales. But those days come and you are no where in site. I still get that feeling that you will just walk through the back door at grandma's but you never come. The day you left this earth you took a piece of my heart with you. I may seem like everything is ok but I know deep down it's not. I can remember getting the phone call from my parents and my mom didn't even have to tell me what happened. All she said crying was "I just got off the phone with your Uncle Tony" and I called out your name. For some reason, I already knew. A bond that we grew to have for 21 years doesn't just slip away in an instant. I sit and think how am I going to do everything we talked about without you here. Getting married, having kids, moving closer to home were things we were gonna do together. You were my partner in crime, my right hand woman, my cousin but most of all you were my friend. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I pray for you more than I pray for myself. I cry more for you than for the problems in my life. I can still hear your laugh in my ear and sometimes feel the punches you use to give me.lol
I know the one thing that gets me is that you will no longer be with us on the holidays when the family gets together. We can all feel the absence but no one wants to believe it. I know I don't.
Just know that you are dearly missed and EXTREMELY loved. You will always be my CoochieLaLa!!!!!
Jessalyn Espinosa Ayala
February 25, 2010
here we are a year later & it still feels like it was just yesterday. I still can't believe your gone but I know your in heaven, dancing upon the clouds with your curly hair swaying and your bright smile gleaming:) i'll miss you & love you forever Christy and our memories with you will be cherished deeply. i hope to see you again someday. rest in peace guardian angel

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."
Laura Alvarado
February 25, 2010
If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to heaven
And bring you back again

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why

Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know

But now we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you'll always stay
Rebecca Rangel
February 25, 2010
Christy,

Today marks a year that you were taken from us. I know that you are looking down on us and watching over us. We would give anything to have you back here on earth, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that your not ok. Your with God now and though we miss you, we know that you are in a much better place. Keep watching over us. We love and miss you.
Janel Tijerina
February 25, 2010
A year has passed and still your in everyones thoughts and prayers. I miss you more than words and I would give anything to have you here with our family again. I will never forget you, I will hold you close night and day and hold on to every memory I have of you when we were young and old. You will be forever missed, love always, your cousin Lissa.
February 24, 2010
Diana, Catilyn & Tony, Just want you to know that I will never forget Christy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christy with us. I know she is smiling over us with her beautiful smile. Love you all. Delta
Delta Diaz
February 24, 2010
i remeber going to the circle with you and having so many question for you and you just answered them with a doubt in your mind.
monica
February 22, 2010
I love thinking back to all the hilarious memories I have with you. Some of my favs would be jamming out with your grandpa when he would take us home after school in HS or our funny little candy nicknames for each other in 5th grade or sneaking out then getting yelled at <3 lol Your laugh and smile were always contagous. No one could be around you and NOT have a great time. :) I miss your beautiful face and hope your watching over us all. Love you forever Chris xoxo.
Rebecca Motal
February 19, 2010
Dear Espinosa family- It's going on one year since your beautiful daughter was taken. Know that she lives in the hearts of those that knew her and loved her. It may not be much consolation but her memory lives on. Peace be with you and may God bless you.
MaryAnne Bertuglia
February 18, 2010
I love and miss you so much. We talked and talked about you last night at Mimos. I miss seeing you and hearing your laugh. Ill miss you forever, xoxo
Melissa
February 18, 2010
Wow not a day has gone by that you haven't crossed my mind. Next Thursday will be a wonderful day to remember your beautiful face and and shed some tears with friends while we alllll remember you. I'm kind of nervous to be at the spot and step foot at that horrible place. It will be nice to see all those who really loved you and celebrate who you were and still are to us. Love you beautiful.
Brittany Nevarez
February 18, 2010
Diana,
As a mother, my heart goes out to you as we reach the one year anniversary of Christy - - what a beautiful daughter. I reminisce and smile remembering the times when Christy would come over to the house and hang out Rebecca and friends. Christy had the most beautiful smile ever...All of those memories will live forever.
Terri Rangel (Rebecca Rangel's Mom)
February 17, 2010
Christy,
It's almost a year you have been taken from us. We are going to have a great one year anniversary for you. It's going to be hard, but we want you to be remembered. All of us are going to gather together and send you balloons and talk about wonderful memories you left us. I know you are going to love it. I miss you always pretty girl.
Rebecca Rangel
January 29, 2010
As it closer and closer to the a year that is right around the corner.
I think about YOU every single day !
I MISS YOU , CHRISTY!!!!!
~Monica Rodrigeuz~
January 26, 2010
Hey Mama, just thinking of you everyday and still recitng the 23rd psalm, I know God has you with him. I love you and miss you everyday.
Dad
January 23, 2010
I Love You Christy!
January 19, 2010
Christy,
Hello there. I can't believe it's almost been a year since you were taken from us. Time flew by, but we did not forget about you and all the wonderful memories. Keep watching down on your family, friends and everyone else :] As always, I miss you.
Rebecca Rangel
January 6, 2010
I cant believe a year since we lost you is right around the corner. I still cant believe your gone it still just doesn't feel real. I sit here and think of how much I think of you and honestly its everyday since we found out you were gone. I will never have the "right" words to say but I hope you know how much we are missing you and how much we love you. I have tried so hard to "move forward" with grasping the fact that your gone and I just cant. I hurt so much inside no one will ever really know what I really feel. We were sisters at heart and all I can think of and what replays in my head over and over is how close we were growing up. I don't know when ill ever be able to really talk about you without braking down but I know I just don't want to ever forget you and I want no one to ever forget you. These holidays without you were hard on the whole family, but we said prayers for you and lit candles for you to honor you. I know your watching us I can feel it.

I love you so much Christy. xoxo
Your cousin,
Melissa Alvarado
December 31, 2009
Christy<3
I can't believe it's already going to be a new year! words can't explain the pain that still haunts me along with everyone else in our family who loved you SO much. All I can do is rethink about the times I got to see you, talk to you, hug you, laugh with you (which we were Always doing haha) & the many creative games we used to play when we were little & would drive popo crazy because we wouldn't listen:) you & melissa were both my big sisters & i love you so much! none of us can quite swallow all this; we just miss you more than ever. I pray to god all the time in hopes of easing the pain & I pray that someday I'll see you again. I love you Christy! nothing will ever change that. I hope you have the best new year ever up there! we'll be missing you.

Love always, your cousin
Laura Alvarado
December 17, 2009
HEY!!! Christy it's almost christmas ..... I've been thinking abouth you alot lately .... I was telling my mom that my mom and your mom should get together and talk some time but who knows. Just wanted to wish you a very marry christmas.
LOve Monica
Monica Rodriguez
November 29, 2009
I miss you Baby. I LOVE YOU!
November 24, 2009
Christy,
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving up in beautiful Heaven. I miss you, we all do.
Rebecca Rangel
October 14, 2009
Hi Cousin,

I miss you so much and wanted to write down some things that come to my mind when I think of you.

1. Funny v-mail message you and Jessalyn left on grandma's answering machine.

2. Mexican Hot Dogs: A dog on a slice of bread with chili and cheese.

3. Movies on Your Dad's couch with a huge blanket.

4. Sifting through Grandpa's change and making a mad dash to Tiger Tote for snacks.

5. Joseph getting a motorcycle stuck in your hair and your mom cutting it out.

I know its a little random but those memories make me smile and give me some hope of what I can expect when we see each other again!
"Larla"
October 14, 2009
I miss you always, Christy. Keep watching over us.
Rebecca Rangel
September 28, 2009
Christy I had a dream that we were at your house playing hide and seek with Caitlin at your house... and how bees started attacking us when we were out side and I ran in to your mom and than to the floor.
I love Christy. I miss you so much.
Love Monica
monica rodriguez
September 27, 2009
To my beautiful, dearly missed cousin Christy<3
Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. It's so good to reminisce of all our crazy childhood memories together because it brings nothing but laughter. I'm so thankful I was able to see you at Mimo's that last time & give you a hug before I left. It was so good to catch up with you! Even though we wish you were still here, I know your in heaven watching over us. I love you forever guardian angel.

"The Broken Chain we little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again."
Laura Alvarado
September 22, 2009
Love you Christy
Annalee
September 22, 2009
i love you Christy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 26, 2009
Christy, My Baby it has been 6 months since you have been gone and I am missing you more and more everyday. My heart is crushed!!! I want you back. I Love You and miss you dearly!
July 20, 2009
Christy was more then a friend she was like my little sister and i love her and her family as my own... i miss her with all my heart . i miss you to Diana and Caitlin yal are always in my heart
Richard Mason
July 14, 2009
Diana, my heart goes out to you as a mother--what a beautiful daughter. I remember her coming over to the house running around with Annalee, jumping off the back deck, all the time with a smile on her face and swinging that beautiful long curly hair! All of those memories will live forever. Please know that I think of you often.
Barbara Chaumont
July 14, 2009
Christy, you will be missed. It feels like only yesterday we were in class together, laughing and having fun. Happy Birthday. I love you Christy. Ill never forget the memories we made together, and we'll keep you in our thoughts everyday.
Max Oriani
July 14, 2009
Christy, we miss you so much. If there was one thing I could tell you it would be that you were, and still are, very much loved but most of all I miss all of the little things that made you "Christy". WE LOVE YOU and there won't be a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Love you forever.
Annalee Chaumont
July 13, 2009
Hey Coochie Lala, Happy 22nd Birthday cuz.I love you and theres not a day that goes by that I don't think of you.i love you so much!You are truly missed.LOVE YOU FOREVER
Jessalyn Ayala
July 13, 2009
Christy, We celebrated your birthday yesterday with immediate family members and concerned friends. For almost 21 years, we were fortunate to hear your voice on your Special Day. Now that you are not here with us, we are devastated and lost. We will never forget your birthday, beautiful face, wonderful smile, and crazy hair. We miss you so much! Happy 22nd Birhtday! Love Aunt Carrie & Uncle Jesse
Carrie Ayala
July 13, 2009
Christy, We celebrated your birthday yesterday with your immediate family members and concerned friends. For almost 21 years, we were fortunate to hear your voice on your Special day. Now that you are not here with us, we are devastated and lost. We will never forget your birthday, beautiful face, wonderful smile, and crazy hair. We miss you so much!! Happy 22nd Birthday, Love Aunt Carrie & Uncle Jesse
Carrie Ayala
July 13, 2009
Hey Coochie Lala,i just wanted to tell you happy 22nd birthday...I think of you everyday.There are times I can hear you laugh and picture your big bright smile.You are never forgotten,you will always be in our hearts. Love you so much...
Angel Ayala
July 13, 2009
Christy Baby, You were taken from us but your love, smile and jokes live on! Happy Birthday, I Love You so much!


Love,Mama
Mama
July 13, 2009
Happy Birthday Christy~ you would have turned 22 today. I miss you everyday and there is not a day I won't. Watch over us.
Rebecca Rangel
July 13, 2009
In loving memory of Christy Lynne. Happy Birthday. Never forgotten.
July 6, 2009
Diana,
I just wanted to say that I am so sorry and I have been thinking about your family very much lately if there is anything that you or your daughter need please let me know.
Jessica Diaz
May 11, 2009
Diane, didn't know your daughter. We went to high school together. Lost touch through the years. Heard the new's of your beautiful daughter, and can imagine what you and your family must be going through. Although words cannot take the place of your daughter, my prayers are with you and your family. When i lost my mom, It seemed like my world had ended. We take it a day at a time with memories of her to try to accept. As a mother of 2, a daughter 9 and a son, soon to be 11, i cannot imagine. Be strong for your youngest and your husband, as you will need each other more so now than ever. Christy's memorie will forever be in your heart's.
Flo Morris Lombrano
May 11, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Sylvia Flores
April 8, 2009
Diana,
Delta, Jonathan and I will always remember how beautiful and precious Christy was to us. She will always be a part of our family because that's how we have always loved her. We need to remember that she continues to be with us and her bright big smile will shine upon us all. Just take a look at the bright stars at night and there you'll see the sparkle of her eyes as she looks down on us with her bright big smile. God Bless you and your family
Delta, Jonathan & Juan Diaz
April 1, 2009
Christy,
Just wanted to let you know, you are missed everyday. And always will be.
Rebecca Rangel
March 24, 2009
Diana,
My husband and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your lost Angel. Our prayer for you is Isaiah 41:10. Keep it close to your heart and he will give you peace.
JoAnna Shaw
March 23, 2009
Diana,

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of Christy. She is an Angel. My heart goes out to you. I love you Diana. May God strengthen you and your family. You will always live in my heart and prayer.
Roberta Machuca
March 23, 2009
Christy was more than just my friend, she was like a little sister to me. We went to Crockett together and during the holidays while I was in Austin we spent time hanging out. I am heartbroken by her senseless death. My sincerest sympathies to the Espinosa family.
Richard A. Mason, Jr.
March 22, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
Dorothy Palacios
March 20, 2009
I didn't really know Christy that well but my boyfriend Larry Foster went to Elementary with her and he was devastated when he heard the news. I went to Crockett H.S too and she was a very Friendly person. Larry told me that whenever he would run into her he could never remember her name but she would take the time out to help him remember. She will never be forgotten.
This cheered Larry up a little bit... Don't think of it as losing a person, thing of it as gaining an angel.
R.I.P
Andrea & Larry Foster
March 16, 2009
Diana, I read the obituaries from the Austin American Statesman from time to time to see if there is anyone I know being that I was born and raised in Austin. I currently live in Florida. When I saw your daughter and it listed your name as the mother, my heart dropped. I think I remember you and I working together at Texas Dept of Public Safety in Austin years ago. My name then was Karin Hardeman or Karin Williams. I am so sadened over the loss of your daughter. Please know that God is soverign. He will get you and your family through this. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Karin Robinson
March 16, 2009
Death Leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal...

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Carla Lara
Carla Lara
March 15, 2009
Diana and family, when I heard what had happened, I flashed back to many years ago when you Diana, worked for me and baby Christy would come into the salon. What a sweet beautiful child of God I thought. How much she looked like you Diana. Although it has been years, when I looked at her picture I could see that sweet child who would sometimes come into the salon with you Diana. My prayer is that your grief might move through you gently, and that you hold in your minds forever that Christy lives in the arms and mind of God. She will live on in spirit and shall not forget you.Christy made a differnce and touched so many hearts. Love to you all, Andee and Jack V.
Andee Voltz
March 14, 2009
I remember you at the age of 10. The way you looked, and the way you smiled. Please forgive me for not being more to you. This makes me wish I made more time, but my hands are small. I pray the Lord's love to engulf your family, and comfort their hearts. You will not be forgotten, and we will see you on the other side...
A Family Friend
March 12, 2009
I really do not know Christy but i want to tell all her friends and family that i am verry sorry for what happen. I am only 16 years old and when i heard this story, i just felt sick. RIP
Desiree Fisher
March 11, 2009
I did not know Christy personally, but I did go to Crockett with her and I was so shocked to hear about this and I still can not believe it. I am so sorry about Christy and my heart and thoughts go to her family. She may be gone, but her memories and her happiness will forever be in our hearts.
Amanda A
March 11, 2009
i remember when cristy would come to my house and play with my daughter, she was such a sweet girl i will always remember her. she will be in my thoughts and prayers! im sorry for your loss.
norma reyna
March 11, 2009
Espinosa Family,
My prayers are with you. I met Christy when she started working @ Luby's I had a pleasure working with her I was her Team Leader when she worked nights. She had a very big heart and a very beautiful smile. She was a very hard worker and brought big smiles to everyone's faces. She will be greatly missed.
Taylor Stevens
March 11, 2009
Diana, Tony, Caitlyn and family,
Words cannot express our deepest sympathy, concern and thoughts right now after hearing about this news. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. May the wonderful memories of Christy help you during this difficult time.
With love,
Dwayne & Angie Cole
Angie Cole
March 11, 2009
To the family of Christy,
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to AYW with Christy. She was a very special girl always warm and friendly. She made a very big impact on me just the short amount of time I knew her. There are no words for your loss and my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Lynn
March 11, 2009
I met Christy while we were both members of the Tex-Ann drill team. She was always happy and willing to give away her smile to someone in need.

To the family: I am so sorry for your loss. Its everyones loss really. My thoughts are with you throughout this trying time. May God bless you and keep you safe until the day you see Christy again...
Jennifer Rappe
March 11, 2009
Diana and Family, I am so sorry to learn about your loss. This is a time you may need friends to help you and you know I am always here for you. My thoughts are with you and your family. This is such a sad loss. May your healing begin knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you and your family.
Lisa Amaral
March 11, 2009
Espinosa Family,

First and foremost, I want to give my condolences to the Espinosa family. A bond between a child and a mother is one that is stronger than ever. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am still so saddened by this all. I can't find the strength to believe she is gone.
I went to school with Christy from Elementary to graduting from Crockett High School. Christy is someone I could never forget. That big smile and curly hair is how I will always remember her.
I will never forget when we had this girl group called "Chix Six". It was me, Christy, Carly, Nicole, Mellissa and Kim. We made up dances to NSYNC and performed at the Boone Annual Carnival. We all bought matching outfits and we just thought we were so lucky to perform somewhere! That is one of many of the great memories of Christy I will remember. Even though we lost touch after high school, she still remained a friend to me and always will.

I will miss you, Christy. God rest your soul. I love you.
Rebecca Rangel
March 11, 2009
Diana, I don't know if you remember me, but you did my nails for many years as you did Margaret Alvarez's nails too. I feel so very sad at you great loss, and notified my daughter in San Diego of Christy's death. Needless to say she was devastated. She wants to send a note of condolences. Please call me or email me at (512) 618-3707 or dotspal55@yahoo.com. I really would like to touch base with you again. In Christian love and prayer, I remain your friend, Dorothy Palacios and Gina Paez.
Dorothy Palacios
March 11, 2009
Diana, I don't know what to say! I just saw the news last night and put all of this together! I am so very sorry! So sorry for you Losing Christy! I am sorry I wasn't at funeral, I just now heard all of this - this is so horrible. Seems like yesterday you were doing my nails and I would visit with Caitlyn and Christy. And you were helping me with my own 2 kids (Makayla and Deklin) Please call me or email me when you feel like doing so. I lost your email. May God Bless you and your family each day and give you strength and peace to go on.
Ginger Bryant
March 10, 2009
I remember Christy would walk into dance practice and make everything fun! So beautiful and sweet, she put a smile on everybody's face. She will be greatly missed by all.
Samantha
March 9, 2009
Diana I cannot express in words how sorry I am since I found out what happened I have prayed for your family and Christy. I am a mom now also of two boys and cannot fathom this loss. I have dreamed Christy as a little girl for the last week and hate that I missed her growing years and also that I lost touch of you . Please call on me for anything you or your family might need , I feel like we were just together at Andee's yesterday but it has been 15 years , I am truly sorry for your loss. Your friend always Jessika
Jessika Cottle
March 9, 2009
Christy was one of my very best friends in elementary school. This news is so sad to me and I will keep the Espinosa family in my thoughts and prayers
Jennie M
March 9, 2009
I was a counselor at AYW when Christy attended the school. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
March 7, 2009
I remember Christy when I met her in high school. She had an energy that could light up a room. Whenever I was in a bad mood she always knew how to cheer me up. I remember her huge smile and her laugh. I remember her little doodles she would do in class, the dances we went to, the sleepovers, and the summers. She was an amazing person and I'm sorry for your loss.
Yvonne Davila
March 7, 2009
Sorry Tio Juan and Cousin Diane for the loss of our family member. I wish I could have really had the chance to know her. Life's to short as it is but I just wanted to let your family know that I Love You and God bless you.
Pete Mendez & Family
March 6, 2009
Diana ,
I do remeber when Christy would trick us into sticking 3 pieces of gum in our mouths to try to blow a bubble like hers .... she always knew how to make us smile and laugh.
Christy I miss you!!!!!!
Im praying for you ...
monica rodriguez
March 5, 2009
To the family of christy,
she was such an awesome person and she had a great personality. she always made everybody laugh when we were all waiters at lubys. she will always be remembered.
josh and tabitha hiser
March 5, 2009
Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. I had been following this story in the news but did not realize it was your daughter until I saw your picture in the Statesman. Again my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May beautiful memories of your daughter help console you and your family. God Bless You all.
Frances Tamayo
March 5, 2009
I Did Not Know Christy At All But When I Heard About This It Really Hit Me. I Can't Imagine How It Must Feel To Lose Someone So Close. My Heart Truly Goes Out To Christy's Famiy & Friends. I'm Sure She Was A Very Peaceful & Joyful Person. May God Be With You Through These Times And May Her Death Not Go Unjustified...One Love!
Rudy C. Martinez Jr.
March 5, 2009
To the Espinoza Family and friends,
I did not know Christy, but I heard about her and saw her picture. She is a beautiful young lady, May god comfort you and your family. She will be everyones angel looking down at each and everyone who loved her dearly. May she rest in peace.
MaryAlice Cortinas
March 4, 2009
Tony,

I used to work with you at Abbott Labs/Hospira plant and I am saddened by the news of your daughter Christy. I did not know her, but my prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Rosalinda Garcia (Training dept)
March 3, 2009
Diana,
I am so very sorry to hear about the tragedy that has struck your family. Just know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers often. May God comfort you and your family in this most difficult of times.
In Christian love,
Carol Bohls
March 3, 2009
Tony & Diana & Family

I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter she is deep within my prayers and thoughts.

I can't even imagine what you are going through but I have a son myself and I do know the love for a child goes on forever.

Give it to God and he will help you through this difficult time.

Your family will always be in my prayers.
Sylvia Ann & Tom Taylor
March 3, 2009
I am so sorry to hear that this happened. Christy worked with me last summer at All American Flags and Banners. She was a very sweet person. I am glad I got to meet her.
Jennifer Sweetland
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