Wednesday, February 22

RIP Christian (CJ) Rhineer

Our friend passed away last week from a tragic accident in California.  We were still in the hospital with baby D when we heard the news.  We were and still are in shock!  He was biking to work in Irvine, CA and got hit by a car.  He was taken to the hospital and passed away later that day with his wife and family by his side.  CJ will be missed by many and our hearts, prayers and everything else go out to his dear wife Keri, who is also a good friend!  I can not even imagine what she is going through right not.  It hurts me to think about it.  We will be attending the funeral services this weekend to show our love and support for all of them. 

Below is his obituary from the SL Tribune that can be found Here. 

Christian James (CJ) Rhineer
12/18/1983 ~ 2/14/ 2012

Christian James (CJ) Rhineer passed away February 14, 2012 due to a tragic accident in Irvine, CA.
CJ was born in Provo, UT on December 18, 1983 to John and Jean Rhineer. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Leeds, England. He graduated from the University of Utah and took a job with Fidelity Investments in Salt Lake City. On July 24, 2010 CJ married his soul-mate, Keri Miller, in the San Diego Temple. They began their lives together in Salt Lake City and recently moved to Irvine, CA.
CJ loved sports, especially golf, and enjoyed spending as much time as he could on the golf course. CJ's smile was contagious along with his ambition to live life to its fullest. He approached everything in his life with confidence and determination and inspired all those around him to do the same.
CJ was selfless in his love of God, wife and family. His tenderness, playfulness, compassion, and care for his wife all displayed a mutual love that will be deeply missed. We love him and are grateful for his time with us.
CJ is survived by his wife Keri Miller Rhineer, his mother Jean Rhineer and siblings David, Greg (Julie), Gina Van Buren (Mike), Jeff (Melanie), Matt (Stacey) and Nick (Lori). He was beloved by Keri's parents, Terry and Kathy Miller and siblings Kyle (Samantha), Kaci Bronson (Brian), Tera, Toni Thomas (Aaron), and Ty. He was also a favorite uncle to many adoring nieces and nephews. CJ is preceded in death by his father John Rhineer.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm at the Grandview 1st Ward, 1550 North 1350 West, Provo, UT. There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm, and again on Saturday at noon.
There will be a scholarship fund to benefit Provo High athletes set up in CJ's name at Zions Bank.

1 comment:

Marcus Lane said...

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