Christina Elena Pérez Wirth
Christina Elena Pérez Wirth passed away on April 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and her cherished dog, Luna. She was 31 years old. Christina began her life on Easter Sunday, 1988, at Carswell Air Force Base Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Beloved daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and proud dog-mom, Christina is preceded in death by her grandparents, Adolfo and Emma, and Carol and Donald; and tíos, Giby and Danny. She is survived by her parents, Donald and Laura; siblings, Monica and Vincent. She is also survived by her tíos and tías (uncles and aunts): Fito, Summer, Betina, Dawn, Sonya, Deanne, Michael, and Harold; and numerous cousins.
Born and raised an Air Force child, Christina experienced the typical childhood of a military family. She moved with her family to four different cities in two countries, lived in seven different homes, and attended eight schools—all before the age of 14. The Wirth family finally settled in Papillion, Nebraska in the summer of 2001.
Christina is a graduate of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language Literature with a minor in Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and her teaching certificate in Elementary Education at Rio Salado Collage in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a very proud member of the Lambda Theta Nu sorority.
Despite many barriers, Christina was dedicated to achieving her life-long dream of being an educator. She had an incredible passion for educating children and helping them reach their full potential, with a special interest in teaching English Language Learners. Christina completed her student teaching at Norris Elementary School in Millard and worked as an English as a Second Language paraprofessional at Blumfield Elementary School in Ralston. Although her life ended too soon, her gifts will continue to have a lasting impact on her students and those who worked with her.
Christina was as beautiful as she was intelligent, compassionate, and loving. Always up for an adventure, she embraced other cultures and languages and aspired to travel the world. Christina considered Arizona her home away from home and made many trips to visit family. She enjoyed reading, watching baseball, and riding heart-racing roller coasters. She had a deep love for her family, friends, and her adored dog.
She will forever remain in our hearts until the joyous day we meet again.
Christina’s family will receive friends on Thursday, April 25th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the West Chapel (7805 West Center Road), followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, April 26th at 10:30am at Saint Columbkille Church (200 East 6th Street, Papillion). Private interment.
Memorials in honor of Christina’s life are suggested to the Sarcoma Foundation of America https://www.curesarcoma.org/christina-wirth.
Christina was in my advisory at Duchesne. She always treated everyone with kindness and was a ray of sunshine. I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep your family in my prayers.
My heart is broken Prima. You all have a very special Angel shining her beautiful light upon you all. Our continued prayers for you al. God’s heavenly gates have welcomed our Christina with open arms May perpetual light shine upon her.
I am so sorry to hear of Christina’s death. I have prayed for her soul and for your family and I will continue to do so. Christina and Monica were both ahead of me at Duchesne. I remember Christina and Monica being women of incredible kindness. I will pray that Jesus brings comfort during this time of suffering and loss. I will pray and ask Christina to pray for you all. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon her.
I am without words to fully express my condolences and sorrow for your loss of Christina. She will forever be only 5 years old to me. She did so much and was loved by so many. God bless you all.
I am without words to fully express my condolences and sorrow for your loss. To me, Christina will always be just about 5 years old and an adorable little girl. May God bless your family and keep you close to each other.
Prima Laura, siento mucho lo de Christina.. Estan en mis oraciones tu y tu familia. Te mando un abrazo
Dearest cousin Laura and family, I can’t imagine the pain you are in, and it makes me so very sad. Rejoice that she is now looking after you in heaven and waits for your reunion. Too young to leave us, but God has more plans for her. Please feel my embrace and know that you are in our prayers. This was a very touching remembrance of her short but beautiful life. Love you ????????????????
Christina you will be remembered always. All our love, Dan, Karen, Michael and Kelly