Christa Elisabeth Altman

Born February 18, 1980

ALTMAN, CHRISTA ELISABETH, 30, of Louisville passed away Thursday November 18, 2010.

She was the former Christa Elisabeth Amshoff a 1st grade teacher at St. Aloysius grade school in Shepherdsville.

She graduated from Presentation Academy and Bellarmine University.

Christa was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jean Lewis.

Survived by her loving husband of 8 1/2 years, Travis Altman; parents, Louis and Laura Lewis Amshoff; sisters, Sandra Maciuba (Chris) and Meredith Amshoff; grandfather, Morton Lewis; and many caring relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 187 S. Plum St. Shepherdsville, KY with entombment in Evergreen Mausoleum. Visitation: 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday Arch L. Heady & Son - Okolona 8519 Preston Hwy.

Through her illness she always went the extra mile for her first graders. Christa was also a champion for other Cystic Fibrosis patients. After her lung transplant on January 12, 2010, Christa lived each day to the fullest, not taking a breath for granted. Christa dedicated her life to helping others at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, KODA, and St. Vincent de Paul at St Ignatius.

In memory of Christa, please remember to be an organ donor.

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Melissa Blansett

December 16, 2010

I know we lost contact when we graduated from St A's, but I never for got you. I was very sad to hear of your passing. I know we will meet again in heaven one day. I am praying for the family and Travis to comfort in your times of need. I am sure this si not easy for any of you all. If you need anything just to talk to or whatever let me know. Love you all. Christa I will keep you in my heart always.

Béatrice Spruill

November 30, 2010

With deep sympathy at this time of sadness, may God's love make your grief bearable and happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Lorine Gruner

November 30, 2010

Although I never met Christa personally,I felt I knew her through her father who was a student of mine at St.Ignatiius.God has truly added another Angel to heaven. God Bless all who cared for her and her family.

Beverly Owen

November 28, 2010

My deepest sympathy to Travis & Christa's family.
God has welcomed home, truly, one of His most precious and faithful servants. Such a beautiful, courageous, and inspiring young lady.

Onward Christian soldier -- Christa. May perpetual light shine upon you and may you rest in heavenly peace.

I will light a candle for you on Sunday, Dec 12th, at 7:00p., as part of the worldwide candle lighting event.

Nick Raley

November 22, 2010

I am so sorry about what has happened. Fr. Naylor was very eloquent today, as always, and Fr. Mike Tobin's remarks were very touching. I hope that your family is able to find some comfort in the days ahead.

November 22, 2010

Travis, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in God's love.
Kristina Ethridge

Diane Vanover

November 22, 2010

We were so sorry to hear of Christa's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
John and Diane Vanover
St. Ignatius

Cathy Basey

November 22, 2010


I am so sorry to hear about your neice's passing. You & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.


November 22, 2010

Christa was one of the most special persons I have ever known. I loved her from the moment I met her. There was always something so special and warm about her. She was intent on living life to the fullest no matter where she found herself. I will miss her so much! God blessed us all with her and now it is time for her to go home to her heavenly father. I am comforted knowing she is in God's arms at this time and is whole again. I am praying for you Travis and Louis, Laura, Sandra and Meredith. Cheryl McGruder

tiffany Mullins

November 22, 2010

Travis, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.