Langevin • El Paraiso Funeral Home
On Wednesday July 14, 2021, our beloved Christin Louise Lindner (Weller), wife, daughter, sister, aunt and fierce friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 48 alongside her husband John Jeffry. Lindner. While holding his hand, she left us to move on to prepare a home for us in Heaven.
Christin was born on May 27, 1973 in Pullman, WA to Dr Dick and Jody Weller. Along with her older sister, Carrie, she and her family eventually moved to Castro Valley, California, while her father served in the US Army Veterinary Corps. Younger brother Mark was added to the family in 1975 just before they moved to Davis, California. After a brief hiatus in Muhammad, Illinois, Christin and her family were finally able to put down roots in Selah, WA in 1979. Her second brother, David, joined the family in 1984. Saying that she was active in school affairs and community is a gross understatement. She was on the Selah Dolphins, Vikolairs, Selah Players, Women’s College Soccer and Young Life swim teams to name a few. She was chosen Miss Selah in 1990 which elicited a huge smile from the Queen accentuated by the large dimples she inherited from her grandmother Betty. The family home was a hub of activity and a gathering place for his classmates and friends. A proud 1991 Selah High graduate (Go Vikings!) On August 7, 2004, to her surprise, she married John Jeffry Lindner. At the time, he was an officer in the Issaquah Police Department and she taught in the Highline School District. Like her mother, she was an excellent teacher. Whenever they got together or spoke on the phone, you could always count that the conversation would be about the program, the management of the class, or the behavior of the students at some point. She has dedicated 25 years of her life educating the children of the Highline School District, primarily at Southern Heights Elementary School. (Come on Bulldogs!) She later devoted her considerable energies to the Highline School District Mentorship Program to help new teachers develop their teaching and classroom management skills. During the COVID pandemic, she was able to successfully switch to distance learning in order to continue serving children in her district.
Christin loved to travel especially with his family and friends. She enjoyed traveling to Italy, France, Switzerland and the Hawaiian Islands very much, but her favorite place on the planet was Belize, where she and Jeff spent their honeymoon. Christin was taking risks and was willing to do things that would scare most people. One of the things on her to-do list was cage diving with great white sharks! She loved being in the water, whether swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. Although she was literally born on the WSU campus, she was a die-hard Husky fan. She was looking forward to the opening game of the 2021 football season and the chance to spend time with her brothers, friends and relatives. Game day was a family event for her! Now that she’s joined her grandmother Betty Foulkes in Heaven, we’d expect them from that vantage point to loudly applaud the Dawgs on game day. May Heaven help Washington’s enemies! She was a sucker for romantic movies and drama series, and was known to over-watch old and new releases. She loved her garden and the flowers that grew there and attracted a variety of birds; especially the hummingbirds that visited her as she observed them outside her window. Christin was a detail-oriented person who loved to plan events and parties. She hoped that after she retired from teaching, she could become a wedding or event planner. She was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution thanks to her father’s ancestry detectives. This was another bond, besides teaching, that she shared with her mother. Christin had a huge heart and was fiercely loyal and protective of her friends and family. You could always count on her to love them, support them and help them no matter what.
Christin is predeceased by her sister Carrie Sliger, her grandmothers Betty Foulkes and Marge Kneifel, her grandfather Joe L Kneifel and her great-grandmothers Gene Palmer and Della Rogers. She is survived by her husband John Jeffry Lindner, who will always love and miss her until the end of time, her parents Dick and Jody Weller, her brothers Mark Weller and David Weller (Melody), her nephew Kyle Sliger, whom she loved very much, niece Shelbi Delmont and Chris Moar (Tarra), her brother from another mother, and her family. Christin was also very close to Jeff’s family members including his parents John and Carol Lindner, his brother-in-law JJ Lindner, his sister-in-law Michelle (Greg) Morris and his nieces and nephew Olyvia Lindner, Daisy Morris and Keegan Morris. , respectively.
A memorial service honoring his life will be held on July 31, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home located at 1010 W. Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA, 98902. The service will be available via Facebook live-stream. To access the link on the day of the service, please visit www.lepfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, those who wish are encouraged to donate to her favorite charities, Rod’s House in Yakima, WA and Mary’s Place in Burien, WA.