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Obituary for Christopher Daniel Westover

Christopher Daniel Westover, 27, ascended to heaven immediately following a motorcycle accident that took his life on January 13, 2023 in El Paso, Texas.

Christopher attended Jericho elementary school, and middle school at Christ The King in Burlington; graduating from Mount Mansfield and Burlington Tech center. Shortly after high school, Christopher followed in his Papa’s footsteps by enlisting in the Marine Corps graduating bootcamp at MCRD San Diego.

From the day Christopher was born, he was a knight in shining armor, living and loving passionately and ferociously, forcing me and everyone that met him to push for better. How do we sum up the dash of his life, we don’t know but we will try.

Christopher and Kellie spent the first three years of his life living in and around Bend, Oregon where he was born. He had beautiful olive skin, brown eyes and a beautiful smile, people were drawn to him even as a baby. He and his papa were inseparable, spending time watching Disney movies or going to Dairy Queen together; you could often find Christopher sneaking marshmallows or squirts of whip cream, like his papa taught him to do. He would often tell his nana “I love you thhhhhiiiissss much” as was their tradition until her passing.

Daniel came into their lives in time for Christophers 2nd birthday, one year later Daniel asked Craig (Papa) for Christophers and my hand in marriage and so began our journey to Vermont and Daniels adoption of Christopher.

As a child, Christopher was always pulling a sword from an imaginary stone to fight off the enemy, slay the pending dragon and save the princess, his cousin Siera was often the princess he was saving. As he grew older, it was any girl he thought needed help or protection and sometimes was his younger brothers though they wanted to fight along side their older brother.

During the winter he could often be seen pulling a sled with a bale of hay on it, Diamonds, his cat on his shoulders and the dogs running around him as he fed King and Ali after school. Christopher and Lee, were two peas in a pod, they were rarely seen apart and their friendship stands to this day, a testament of time.

Christopher loved sports and being part of a team, he participated in youth baseball, hockey and lacrosse, introducing lacrosse to his younger bothers, the three would often play when Christopher would come home to visit, defending themselves from the Border Collies that always wanted to steal the ball.

Christophers military career began in 2015 with a four year enlistment in the active Marine Corps; he then entered the Marine Reserve for a short period while he attended community college in Wilmington, NC, until his decision to begin his active duty Army career as SGT Westover stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. SGT Westover had just extended his enlistment contract, and was looking forward to his next duty assignment in Germany. A lot of Christophers closest friends were met through his Military career.

He had a love for his family, animals and tattoos. Christopher’s deepest desire was to be a role model for his brothers, live up to the image he had of his dad and someone that had a lasting impact on everyone that he met. Clearly, he accomplished these goals.

Christopher is survived by his parents Daniel and Kellie Westover, brothers Josh Westover, Seth Westover, paternal grandparents Harold & Kathryn Westover, maternal grandfather Craig Clasby, Aunts & Uncles Patrick & Kate Clasby, Brian & Laurie Westover, Tamara & Kyle Fersing, Rebecca & Reed Beaupre and their families.

There will be no visiting hours prior to his funeral service which will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Jericho Center Congregational Church with Reverend Peter Anderson officiating, with military honors rendered immediately following on the Center green outside the church. All are welcome and encouraged to join in the celebration of Christopher’s life at The Barns at Lang Farm, 15 Upper Main Street, Essex Junction
directly following. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A live stream will be broadcast of Christopher's funeral services for those of you unable to attend. The link will be posted here as soon as it is available. Friends may donate to Christophers' Go fund me at

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