After a tough battle with cancer, Kristi left this world's embrace peacefully at her home in Belgrade, Mont., on Sept. 12, 2014. By her side was her loving husband, Rick, and good friends, Jean and Catie Woodwick.
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Kristi was born Oct. 17, 1958, in Bozeman to parents, Melvin and Patricia (Breeden) Admire. She attended Bozeman schools, graduating from Bozeman High in 1977.
Kristi worked at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in the 1980s in Central Supply and as a lab secretary. Her most recent job was at the Salvation Army in Bozeman. A job she thoroughly enjoyed. Her jobs reflected her wish to help people.
She lived a loving and giving life. Her heart was a big as her smile. Kristi's love for animals was huge. All of her animals were rescue animals. She would have saved them all if she could, and it tore her up whenever she couldn't. As much as she cherished all of them, her special "child" was her dog, Doc, whom now will be with her forever.
The love of her friends and family was also immense. It gave her great joy spending time with them.
Kristi was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Admire, grandmothers and grandfathers. She is survived by her loving husband, Rick; her mother, Patricia Admire; sister, Stephanie; and numerous nieces and nephews of Deer Lodge, Mont.
"I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life … He gave me life that I might enjoy all things."
A celebration of life will be held at Rick and Kristi's home at 703 Church St., Belgrade, Mont. starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kristi's name may be made to any Humane Society/ASPCA or Bozeman Deaconess Foundation (memo line: Hospice), 931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 17, 2014