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Christina Marie "Beanie" Welch
Birth: Aug. 14, 1986
New Port Richey
Pasco County
Florida, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2006
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Christina Marie Welch died at age 19. She was beaten and shaken by her biological father at just 2 months.

Christina Marie was raised lovingly by Maureen and Jim Welch from the time she was just a few months old; they adopted Christina when she was 5 years old.

The couple had six daughters of their own; they fostered hundreds of children over the years and adopted four who were disabled.

"I took the kids nobody else wanted," she said.

After her husband died 15 years ago, the diminutive woman lifted and carried Christina from the bed by herself before the state paid for a mechanical device with slings that made it easier. The track of the machine still snakes from room to room along the ceiling of her house.

Maureen turned Christina in bed every three hours, lifted her into a wheelchair for frequent outings and sat up with her as she cried in pain the night before her death.

Pictures of Christina remain everywhere.


Christina Marie Welch 19, of New Port Richey, died Wednesday , March 15, 2006, at All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. She was born in New Port Richey, and was a native. She was a student at River Ridge High School, New Port Richey, and attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey. She is survived by her mother, Maureen Welch of New Port Richey; brothers, Kenneth W. Welch of Holiday and James M. Welch of Bradenton; sisters, Judy Brown of Prospect, Maine, Doreen Sezuel of Nashua, N.H., Kathryn Forbus of Tennessee, Maureen Welch of Maine, Bonnie Welch of Sacramento, Calif., Tracy Glinkey of Brooksville, and Rachel Welch of New Port Richey.





A special thank you to Cindy Frye
for so generously sponsoring
Christina's memorial site.
I greatly appreciate your kind gesture.

God Bless You Cindy.


Created by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51363983
Christina Marie Beanie Welch
Added by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
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 Added: Aug. 24, 2016
I am so sorry for what was done to you. May you be free and happy in Heaven's Paradise. God bless Christina's parents for loving her unconditionally.
- Gina G.
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
You will always be remembered and loved. You fought a good fight. sweetie.
- Happiness/Love
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
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