On Saturday, March 16, 2019, our beloved Christopher Sean David passed from this life, surrounded by his family at Kalispell Regional Hospital.
Christopher was born on Dec. 13, 2000, in Reno, Nev., to Christine Mattingly Hesselman. On June 27, 2004, he and his mother married Charles David. On Dec. 2, 2004, Christopher became big brother to John Patrick. The family moved to Trona, Calif., and in 2005 and to Kalispell, Mont.
While in Kalispell, at Christopher’s request and to his great delight, on July 25, 2007, his Daddy Charlie adopted him making him “officially” Christopher David. A happier boy would have been hard to find!
Christopher started school in Kalispell then moved to Polson in 2007, attending Cherry Valley and Linderman Elementary Schools, Polson Middle School and High School through the 10th grade.
Youngest brother Danial Aaron (Danny) David was born Feb. 29, 2012.
In April, 2017, he moved to Hamilton attending Hamilton High School his junior and senior years.
In Polso,n he participated in Christmas plays at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and The Night Before Christmas with the Port Polson Players. He loved video games and was very good at them. In high school in Polson and Hamilton, he participated in Special Olympics which he loved and took great pride in earning several medals and awards in swimming, track and bowling.
Christopher made lasting friends of teachers, counselors, students and school staff through the years. He had many challenges in life but, with the support of these wonderful people, he was able to make graduation a reality and overcome and manage many of his struggles.
At sixteen he became an organ donor. He would be so very proud to know that his donation has made lives better for possibly eighty people.
Upon leaving the hospital, Christopher was afforded an Honor Walk through the halls. Doctors estimated that 300 hospital staff, friends and family lined the halls for the walk and that “not in 16 years had they seen such a turn out for an Honor Walk”.
We wish to thank all who helped Christopher with their positive influence, support and the love they provided him. You are forever in our hearts and we are forever grateful for the support and happiness you’ve added to Christopher’s life.
Christopher is survived by his parents, Charles and Christine David, his brothers John and Danny, paternal aunt Johna Smith, all of Las Vegas, NV, paternal grandparents John and Sheri David, Polson, MT Carolyn and Glenn Waddell, maternal grandparents Pat and Sue Mattingly, maternal great grandmother Betty Matlin, maternal Aunts and Uncles Gena Mattingly, Julie (Taylor) Reasonen, Patricia and Shane Parker, Great Uncles, Donna and Gene Bonfoey, James and Linda Mattingly, Lewis Mathis, Victor Mathis, Gene Mathis and many cousins.
A Celebration of Life and potluck dinner is scheduled for June 8, 2019 at 2pm at the Polson Elks Club, 512 Main St. Polson, MT 59860