Christy O'Donnell

  • Born: July 24, 1968
  • Died: February 6, 2016
  • Location: California


Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who campaigned to get a right-to-die law passed in California last year, has died. She was 47.

Campaigned to get a right-to-die law passed in California…

Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who campaigned to get a right-to-die law passed in California last year, has died at the age of 47. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal


So sad. Wonderful person.

Posted by Linda - IL   October 23, 2016


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   July 15, 2016

RIP my friend.Love u and will miss you.

Posted by lillie crenshaw - sylmar, CA   February 23, 2016

I send my condolences to the family. May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by Mia A    February 18, 2016

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by - AZ   February 18, 2016

I am so very sorry for your loss and send my sincere condolences to your family at this very sorrowful time. May drawing close to God in prayer bring you comfort and peace knowing that he cares for you. 1 Pet 5:7 -

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2016


Thank you for championing elective right to die.It takes a compassionate, empathetic person to know each individual carries their pain and illness, so far and prepares for eternal release. Godspeed and rest in peace. Prayers for your family.

Posted by Garcia - TX   February 15, 2016

An amazing, powerful woman. Provided me with guidance six years ago that changed my life. Her passing is a huge loss to the world.

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2016

Condolences to the family of Christy O'Donnell -

It is truly painful when our loved one is no longer here but it is comforting to know that our Creator understands our grief. More than that, he longs to use his almighty power to restore life and he promises to do so. Please find comfort from the hope conveyed in the many scriptural references on this site.

Posted by Loretta - NY   February 14, 2016

My deepest condolences to
Christy O'Donnell's daughter
and loved ones. Thank you
Christy for fighting even in
the midst of your suffering to
help the End Of Life Option
Act to become law in CA .
I am Stage 4 with Melanoma
and advocated also . May the
CA legislature and Governor
Brown be so saddened by your
suffering and death that they
quickly end the special session
and honor your wish that others
who are going to die soon can
choose the Act that you so wanted to use yourself . God bless you wherever you are and your loved ones . May peace be with you and especially your daughter and
brother . Amen .

Posted by Steve Mione - San Diego, CA   February 14, 2016

My condolence to the family. May you find comfort from God's words Ps 34 : 18

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2016

To the family please accept my condolences for the death of your loved one Christy. It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one. Therefore as the days and weeks pass and as you return to life"s routine, may you continue to feel comforted loved and supported by family and friends . Wishing you hope in the the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. May God's loving kindness be near to all, as he hears your cry for help.(Psalms 145:18,19)

Posted by MV - Md.   February 13, 2016

My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you and may our Lord Jesus christ and God our father who loves us comfort your hearts and " make you firm " ( 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)

Posted by Jay    February 13, 2016

Don't know her but thank you bring this bill toward. My mom had cancer and watch her suffer so bad and she took pills to begin her new life in heaven... Thanks u made it happen u were a voice we needed..

Posted by Bobbi Barnett - torrance, CA   February 13, 2016

Life is so short and those we love are gone from our lives so quickly. May the fond memories you share together sustain you in the days ahead.Please keep in mind God's loving promise found at John 6:40. I hope that this brings you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Posted by B E - NY   February 12, 2016

May you remember Christy as you enjoyed her during her most healthy days, respect her for the bravery she showed during her sick ones, and treasure the promise that you will see her again in Paradise--endowed with a perfect body and a sound mind throughout all eternity. What a joyous reunion that is going to be!

Posted by Remembering Christy - FL   February 12, 2016

My sincere condolences to all the family and friends. May you find comfort in knowing that she is definitely resting in peace. Ecclesiastes 9:5

Posted by - CA   February 12, 2016


God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   February 12, 2016

Christy you were a brave fighter. Now you sleep free from pain. We look forward to the day when we will see you again and live in a world free from pain and death.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2016


Posted by TINA T - CLEV, OH   February 12, 2016

Sorry for your loss. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times spent together with Christy. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2016


In Gods care.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   February 12, 2016

Christy was such a brave and inspirational woman. Many prayers for her family. She will not be forgotten.

Posted by Joanie Billings - Sacramento, CA   February 11, 2016

now thats a smart woman fighting for something that makes sence thank you for fighting for us all may u be at rest with the angels.....they have the honor of you now....

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

Rest In Peace

Posted by Barbara Patton - Clarksburg, WV - Acquaintance   February 11, 2016

Rest in Peace Brave Lady. Thank you for your courage.

Posted by Diane Treptow    February 11, 2016

God bless your good work,may you rest in peace. You are admired

Posted by Liz KLEE-TISSUE - PA   February 11, 2016

What a beautiful lady. I commend you on all your service; someday soon all people will benefit from your actions. May the lord bless your family and may you be at peace with our Lord.

Posted by Tami Syrek - McComb, OH   February 11, 2016

i knew her in high school

Posted by leslie swanson - albion, NY   February 11, 2016

May Christy rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by Cheryl - Gainesville, FL   February 11, 2016


My Condolences to the O'Donnell
family for the loss of their beloved Christy. May she rest in peace in the House of The Lord, her eternal home, happy and healthy.

Posted by - San Antonio, TX   February 11, 2016

My sincerest sympathy. May the loving memories of Christy remain forever in your hearts and minds and may those thoughts sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

My sincere condolences to Christy's loved ones. I pray that her right to die efforts are taken seriously and that it's one day not a battle to have that right. ♥

Posted by Liz - CA   February 11, 2016


Kristy, thank you for all you have done for the rest of us - You rest now - God bless you and your loved ones....

Posted by - Milford, CT   February 11, 2016

Sincere condolence to all... It is never easy losing someone. May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time..

Posted by K - WI   February 11, 2016

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by G. Freeman - GA   February 11, 2016

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Christy O'Donnell. It is very difficult to lose a loved in death, so continue to draw close to family and friends and hold tight in your hearts all the wonderful memories that you have treasured up. May Almighty God continue to give you strength, courage and peace in the difficult days ahead. Isaiah 43: 10, 13

Posted by Hudgins Family - IL   February 11, 2016

O'Donnell proved to be a strong woman with a focused mind, never gave up on her decisions. My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I can only imagine how hard this is for the family and daughter. May our Heavenly Father strengthen them to endure this period of sadness and grief - for He is a Strong Tower and the Source of all comfort.

Posted by - FL   February 11, 2016

I am truly sorry for your loss. Soon here on earth sickness and death will be no more. It was Gods purpose for humans to live forever and he has made it possible by giving his son to us. John 3:16

Posted by Lynn    February 11, 2016


Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   February 11, 2016

I hope your work will not be in vain.
Sympathies to your family.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

May family and friends keep the fond memories and good times close in their hearts and minds at this time of deep sorrow.. This will help you stay strong and perhaps bring a smile to your face every now and then. God love and care for you.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   February 11, 2016

Let's hope this issue will continue to be addressed at the National level as we should all have choices as how we spend the end of our lives if faced with a terminal illness.

Posted by Jerry Close - Melbourne Beach, FL   February 11, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. May the hope of seeing Christy again in paradise ease the sorrow of your hearts. She will be missed by all.

Posted by A. Ingram - NC   February 11, 2016

May your family and friends draw comfort from GOD WORD .Luke 8:49-56.

Posted by juanita guess - ellenwood, GA   February 11, 2016

Your energy & effort will not be forgotten.
Bless You.

Posted by Sandra Savich - Santa Cruz, CA   February 11, 2016


In God's care, rest in peace.

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   February 11, 2016

So sad! Bless her for fighting for the rights of others. As a retired nurse I saw many people suffer & my husband from lung cancer! I do also believe it's apersons right to be able to die the way they want with a terminal illness! May Christy Rest in Peace!

Posted by CORINNE MEADE - phoenix, NY   February 11, 2016

My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

Sorry for your loss. May God bless your family and grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time in your lives.

Posted by - OH   February 11, 2016

May your household find peace and comfort during this difficult time, but know sickness, pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised. With my deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2016

California should be blessed, for having such a woman as Christy O'Donnell.


Posted by Bob Davis - Indianapolis, IN   February 11, 2016

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by - CA   February 10, 2016

A truly brave woman. Your family and you are in my prayers. Thank you. RIP

Posted by Susan Smith - Wake Forest, NC   February 10, 2016

Everyone should have the right to die with dignity, as Christy chose to do. She worked to pull us out of the 5th Century mindset. Thank you, and rest well. You have returned to the sparkling spring.

Posted by F Montag - AZ   February 10, 2016

Posted by L. B., Pittsburgh    February 10, 2016

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   February 10, 2016


Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   February 10, 2016

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   February 10, 2016

May you rest in peace. And know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Randy and Denise Hill - Chino Valley, AZ   February 10, 2016

My heartfelt condolences to a brave woman indeed! May your family be proud

Posted by Stefani Esta - Monterey, CA   February 10, 2016

Christy was so young, during this difficult time, you can gain strength by drawing close to God in prayer. Give him your burdens and he will sustain you --Psalms 55:22.

Posted by Mj - CA   February 10, 2016

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Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who campaigned to get a right-to-die law passed in California last year, has died. She was 47.