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1990-2010 MISSOULA – Christy Ann Blotkamp Godkin, 20, of Missoula, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 22, 2010. She was the daughter of Mark Blotkamp and Janit Bishop and was born in Missoula on January. 20, 1990.

Christy loved photography, playing the guitar, sketching and the outdoors. Her passion was photographing wildlife, nature and landscapes. Throughout her youth, she loved to chase rabbits and climb trees with her sister Katie. During her teenage years, she enjoyed snowboarding, tennis, camping, fishing and water sports with both family and friends. She was an excellent swimmer and always enjoyed going to lakes and rivers. She first learned to drive a vehicle in a manual 4-by-4 truck with the instruction of her brother Luke and took her first mule deer buck on a hunting trip her father and brother. Her mom nurtured her creative talents through all her early years, allowing her to find her interests. Luke, Christy and her younger sister Katie were best friends throughout their childhood and teenage years, and always together during family adventures.

Christy married last year and gave birth to their son Orion this spring. Christy was a devoted wife and mother, and the constant smiles from her newborn baby reflected that devotion.

Her sincere heart and wonderful smile is still a joy for her family, friends and even casual acquaintances. Her songs, poems, photography and joyful disposition will be an inspiration to family and friends throughout our lives and beyond.

Christy is survived by her husband, Shaman Godkin; her son, Orion Godkin; father, Mark Blotkamp of Stevensville; mother, Janit Bishop of Missoula; brother, Luke Blotkamp of Missoula; sister, Katie Blotkamp of Missoula; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with a reception afterward at the funeral home.

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