Christi Wentl[auth] and left this world to be with her Lord on Nov. 18, 2011, after winning her battle.
Christi, 43, was born in Roswell, on Jan. 28, 1968, to Bill and Alice Graham. After graduating from Roswell High School, she attended UNM in Albuquerque, where she met her soulmate Tom Wentland. Christi graduated from San Jose State University and after an internship at Stanford University, she began a selfless career as an occupational therapist.
Christi and Tom started an adventurous fairytale and a wonderful family, having three sons and a daughter. Together they raised their family to be God-fearing Christians and attended Church on the Move.
She is survived by her husband Tom; and her children, Skye, Christian, Cole, Christine and Mojo. She is also survived by her brothers, Chuck Raulerson and his wife Tessa, Eric Graham, Damon Graham and his wife Betty, Aaron Graham and his wife Christy, and Devin Graham and his wife Priscilla; sister Karolyn Frazier and her husband Josh; numerous nieces, nephews and The Squirrels.
Through her faith, work and caring ways, Christi touched the lives of countless people. She loved God, her family and her friends. She enjoyed reading the Bible, reaching out to people and hanging out with her children. Attending her kids’ sporting events was a favorite pastime, and she was proud to have taught her sons the fine art of deer hunting. Christi was sure to get everyone to participate in her annual family Christmas Cookie Day, and you could always count on bringing home the best decorated cookies of the holiday season.
Pallbearers will be her brothers and sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Fleming, the Parkview Girls, the Bettys, her family at Church On The Move, and Drs. Pena, Valliant and Bollanos.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Church on the Move, with the Rev. Troy Smotherman officiating. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home.
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, be of good cheer; thy faith has made thee whole.” And the woman was made whole from that hour. Matthew 9:22
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.