According to the Tucson Sentinel, the memorial service for Christina-Taylor Green will be on Thursday, January 13 at 1 p.m. The 9 year old child was killed on January 8, 2011 at the mass shooting at the Safeway store on Oracle/Ina Roads. Five others were killed and as many as 19 were injured in total.
The funeral Mass will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 8560 N. Shannon Rd. in northwest Tucson. Phone (520) 297-7357.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas is expected to preside over the Catholic service.
Green was just elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School, and apparently had aspirations of becoming a politician, hence her standing in the constituent line to speak to her Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Congressional District 8 on Saturday. The neighbor Susan Hileman who brought Green to that event was shot & injured, & remains hospitalized at UMC.
More information about Christina from the Arizona Daily Star:
Christina Taylor Green was only 9, but the third-grader already was an aspiring politician. Her parents say Christina had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School and had been interested in politics from a young age. She already had told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State and have a career that involved helping those less fortunate than her. The brown-eyed athletic girl loved to swim with her 11-year-old brother Dallas, her lone sibling. Her mother, Roxanna Green, said Christina also loved animals, singing, dancing and gymnastics. She also was the only girl on her Canyon del Oro Little League baseball team. Her grandfather, former major-league pitcher Dallas Green, managed the 1980 world champion Philadelphia Phillies. Christina’s father, John Green, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Christina was born on the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001.
Rest in peace young Christina. Heartfelt condolences to the Green family.
UPDATE from Arizona Public Media:
The family of Christina Taylor Green, killed in the tragic shooting in Tucson on Saturday, January 8, 2011, has announced the creation of a charitable memorial fund to honor the life and memory of this special little girl. The fund will be held by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. John Green, Christina’s father said, “Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love for our sweet Christina. This memorial fund will ensure her legacy for the children in our community.”Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Christina Taylor Green may do so by:· Logging on to the website of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at http://www.cfsoaz.org and clicking on the link to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Fund,· Or by contacting the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona by email at email@example.com, or by calling (520) 545-0313.· Checks may be sent to:The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona In Memory of Christina Taylor Green2250 E. Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85719
1/12/11 Obituary in Arizona Daily Star (linked through Tucsoncitizen.com)
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