|Birth: ||May 30, 1985|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 2005|
Christin Alysabeth Gilbert was born in Austin, Texas, but spent most of her life in the small Texas town of Keller. Christin had Down Syndrome, but that did not stop her from embracing life and living it to the fullest. Christin was raised by her family, which consisted of her mother, father, and sister.
Christin became involved in sports early in her life to help her meet people and make friends. She became very active in the Special Olympics and participated proudly for ten years. In 2003, she won the gold medal in the softball throw.
Christin graduated from the Special Education Program of Keller High School in 2004. While in high school, Christin became the inspirational member of the girl's softball team, serving as their batgirl. Team members were never allowed to get down during a tough game because Christin would meet them at the dugout with hugs, telling them that she loved them. This kept spirits high and eventually her team won a state championship, something of which Christin and her family were especially proud.
In life, Christin was a joy to be around, and to be near her made one the recipient of her many hugs. She was the center of attention when she walked into a room because of her outgoing and loving spirit.
Christin was loved by all who knew her and her death has left a void in the lives of her family and community. Christin was buried on January 21, 2005, after a private funeral service held in her hometown. In her obituary, Christin was called "one of God's angels." In April, 2005, the Keller Special Olympics was dedicated to her memory.
Buried in her hometown of Keller.
Created by: Lillie
Record added: Nov 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16789778
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.