Lewis S. Christian Jr.
Doctor Lewis Stelzer Christian Jr., 74, of Uvalde died on May 16, 2019, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
A viewing is scheduled for tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 420 Ham Lane, Uvalde.
A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m., also at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Interment will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.
He was born on July 21, 1944, in Nederland to Anna Lee (McNeel) and Lewis Stelzer Christian Sr.
He graduated from Nederland High School in 1962. He served a 30 month, full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile.
He graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont and then from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Medical School in Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his residency in family medicine in Corpus Christi. He then began a career in emergency medicine working in numerous hospitals all over South Texas. He moved to Uvalde in 1991 where he worked in the emergency room at Uvalde Memorial Hospital and then opened and owned South Texas Urgent Care Center.
The family says he was a hard-working physician and a generous man. He loved cooking, fishing, and telling or hearing a good joke. He was passionate about helping people in need. He was an active and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Christian is survived by his wife, Jasmine Kapaka-Christian, of Uvalde, formerly of Kaneohe, Hawaii; four daughters, Anita Lizette (Christian) Morgan and husband, Mark Elliott Morgan, of Auburn, Alabama, Gina Marie (Christian) D’Camp and husband, Nathan Thomas D’Camp, and Anna Louise (Christian) Donahoe and husband, Brian Peter Donahoe, all of San Antonio and Kathryn Antoinette (Christian) Allan and husband, David William Allan, of Liberty Township, Ohio; two sons, Lewis Stelzer Christian III and wife, Emily (Egan), of American Fork, Utah, and Jacob Daniel Christian of San Antonio; two brothers, John Doc Christian and wife, Wanda (Crawford), of Kalispell, Montana, and Walter Willis Christian and wife, Yvonne (DeVries), of Meridian, Idaho; sister, Philicia Susanne (Christian) Thomas and husband, William “Bill” James Thomas, of Spanish Fork, Utah; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louise (Wagley) Christian, formerly of Many, Louisiana; son, Matthew Alden Christian; his parents; and brother, Mark Raymond Christian, formerly of Nederland.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com