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Amy Michelle Hine

October 11, 1974 — February 5, 2024


We lost our dear Amy Michelle Hine on February 5th, 2024. Amy was born at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, California on October 11th, 1974 to Dr. Bob L. Lang and Linda L. Lang.

Amy was a delightful child, who knew no strangers. She was a very good student, especially in math, and quite proud of her “Math Whiz” pin that she earned at school. She was a very good fundraiser and a little too good at trading her lunches for candy bars with her classmates.

Amy was very athletic at an early age. Her grade schoolteacher commented that when she was looking for Amy, she was typically hanging upside down from the jungle-gym bars. Amy began gymnastics at four years of age, and quickly excelled, and took all-round best gymnast several times as well as best for-un-even bars in her age division at the School of Gymnastics program at the University of Nebraska. One of the highlights of her life at that time was meeting the Gymnastics Gold Medal Olympic team members from Nebraska that she had idolized.

After arriving in Austin, Texas at age 10, Amy continued gymnastics and began dance classes with Ballet Austin which became her real focus. She enjoyed scholarships from the Houston Ballet, the Seattle Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre in New York. After high school graduation, she began classes at the University of Texas for pre-med. Everything was going well until age nineteen, when she had her first mental break. Over time, her illness was determined to be schizophrenia. After many hospitalizations, she was able to stabilize for a few years. In December of 2000, Amy married David Hine. Amy and David were very involved in their church and completed several mission trips. Amy taught Sunday School and continued taking classes. She may have taken on too much, but that was Amy. Unfortunately, the marriage became unsustainable due to the severity and progression of her mental illness, and they divorced in 2003. Medications were not working very well, and her life was one of extreme ups and downs, which took its toll.

Amy had huge potential, but unfortunately, her illness was not allowing her to achieve the goals and dreams that she had wished for, but she made the best of the life and path that she was given. We see her as a warrior that we love and respect. Through her struggles, she has taught us lessons of love, compassion, humility, and an awareness of the seriousness of mental illness. We pray that she has crossed into a new dimension of joy and peace with God.

Amy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Gust and Esther Lang of Lincoln, Nebraska, Joe and Mary Mahoney, of Superior, Arizona. She leaves behind her devoted brother, Jeff Lang, her supportive uncle, Mark Mahoney of Houston, her mother, Linda L. Lang, step-dad, Keith Henig, her father, Bob L. Lang (Christi) of Ft. Collins, Colorado, and two younger half-brothers, Carl Lang and Nicholas Lang.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to NAMI, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, in Amy’s name. Thank you.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

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Onion Creek Memorial Park Cemetery

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