Update Eighty-Two

Christina Jo (Ahmann) Nevill
March 4, 1982 – June 13, 2013

Christina Jo Ahmann came into this world on March 4, 1982 and breathed her last breath on earth on June 13, 2013.

DSC_3357She was born to her parents, 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 PAHS in 2000. Her earliest friends, Mandy (Wood) Penso and Linsey (Tuttle) Fuller remained close her entire life.

Christina moved on to Westmont College. Her 4 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 B.S. degree 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 non-profit, “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 that 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 is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at Independent Bible Church on Friday, June 21st at 1:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to IBC Women in Ministry where she was a member of the leadership team.

4 thoughts on “Update Eighty-Two

  1. I just wanted to say… I am from Port Angeles and I did not know Christina, nor did I know she was sick. But I do know her brother Jesse and we are Facebook friends. I didn’t know anything about her story until the day she passed when I started noticing posts about her and her life. Today, when you posted her last prayer and her obituary on her blog, someone shared it on FB and I have been reading (and crying and laughing) for the past 2 hours. I read every, single entry. I am amazed and humbled and grateful and saddened and awakened (and a million other feelings) by Christina’s journey and the family and friends that surrounded her every day. I dislike reading, and usually would never take the time to read anything more than a paragraph long, but 2 hours later I realized I could not pull myself away because of the sheer joy for life these stories shared. I wish you peace and comfort in knowing what an amazing daughter/sister/friend you have and what an impact her story and life has on others, even to those who didn’t have the pleasure of knowing her. I know you already know this, for you were the ones to be blessed with her presence and spirit throughout her life. Thank you so much for sharing xox

    • Thanks, Nicole. I am very moved that you would read so much of Christina’s story and grasp the joy with which she lived her life. Some just see it as a tragedy but her life was victory and joy and strength.

  2. Hi JoDee – I’m visiting my parents in Port Angeles & they go to IBC. I had started reading “The Robin & the Sparrow” at their house & dad pointed you out at church & said you were Christina’s mom. He also told me that Christina had passed earlier this year. I wanted to speak to you but didn’t get the chance. What a sweet testimony the book is of the joy in life & trust & faith we can have as Christians even facing this awful trial your family faced. It really touched my heart as is the follow up I am reading here. I’m so glad she was able to get married & give you a sweet grandson. We too experienced losing an adult child so my heart aches with yours as you get thru this 1st year of grieving…& I rejoice with you that we know we will see our precious children again. May God bless you & thank you for sharing Christina’s story.

  3. Jodi,

    I did not hear about Christina until tonight. I am sorry for your loss. I just know she and Norm have met and shared their stories and love for their family. I am still grieving , but have comfort there is no more suffering.

    Recently we found some letters in the Seattle house that Norm. had written to each of us when he was in the hospital. They are so
    Previous although 7 years
    Late. He speaks of his love for us and his deep
    Love for God. He was not afraid.

    I know Christina’s writings will hold her near and you will read again and again. You are in my prayers.


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