That same tight knit group, however, believes it's time to honor her name.
Christina Little was a volleyball coach and team parent with the Redlands/Yucaipa-based Paradigm volleyball club squad where she became a beloved figure not only for the love of the game she displayed but also for the generosity and genuine interest she had for her players and their families.
"She was an amazing woman and it was amazing to watch the way she did things," said Tiffany Head, Paradigm's program coordinator and Little's friend. "She really got to know the girls and the families.
Paradigm PaloozaWhat: Concert, live rock-n-roll
When: Dec. 14, 7 to 10:30 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30)
Where: Fox Event Center
Who: Presented by Paradigm Volleyball and The Yoga Room
Why: Proceeds benefit the Christina Little Memorial Scholarship
Entertainment: Bands Half & Half, Who's Clayton, 8-Track
Tickets: On sale through Dec. 14, can be purchased at Redlands Daily Facts (700 Brookside Ave.) and The Yoga Room (721 Nevada St., Suite 303, Redlands)
Admission: $12 General admission ($10 presale), $10 high school students with ID ($7 presale)
In a tribute to Little, who died at the age of 42, the Paradigm Club team is hosting a concert to fund a scholarship in her name.
The concert Paradigm Palooza, scheduled for Dec. 14 at the Fox Event Center in Redlands, is the first of several Paradigm fundraisers aimed at raising money for the Christina Little Memorial Scholarship.
Fox is providing the venue at no charge to the Club. Redlands bands Half & Half and 8-Track are donating their performances, as is Who's Clayton of Upland.
The family was on board with the scholarship concept.
"I grew up playing volleyball and she was at every game, was an assistant coach, and/or a team mom my whole life," Little's daughter Amanda Jenkins said. "When I started coaching she was helping run the volleyball club and still acting as team mom for some of my teams. My mom loved helping young girls excel to become remarkable women."
Jenkins and her sister Kayla attended Calvary Chapel in Redlands and played their way through the Paradigm circuit. Amanda, now 28, attended San Diego Christian College. Kayla, 25, attended Grossmont and La Sierra Colleges.
Both currently serve as Paradigm coaches.
"She was passionate about helping those in need and would volunteer her time and resources to support the girls," Amanda said of her mother. "She was a great listener and offered encouragement to help players reach their potential. This scholarship is a great way of honoring her legacy as a caring, supportive and kind role model for these girls."
The Paradigm Club team, run by Tiffany and her husband Jeremiah, is a non-profit training team offered to boys and girls ages 7 through 18 for all levels of play. The team practices at Redlands High School and at the Yucaipa Valley Church.
During her time with the team Little made participation possible for about 30 athletes.
"We got to see the behind-the-scenes of a club team because of her," Head said. "We saw how she inspired people and we saw how she got all the funds (from coaching) and gave it to the girls who couldn't afford to play. It was amazing to watch."
The notion of a scholarship in Little's name came about in 2011.
"I think we got to the point where we really to have something honored in her name," Tiffany Head said. "To let everything she's done and the sacrifices she made known to everyone."