Kristina A Weiser (1951 - 2017)

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Kristina A. Weiser passed quietly in her sleep on May 30th, 2017. Kris loving to be around people and helping others will be sorely missed. A day didn't go by without Kris calling out "Hey Dude" to one of her friends.
Growing up, Kris was a big lover of animals; having had horses, dogs, and cats, though those were her "babies" over her last years. She was an adventuresome type always wanting to explore new places. She was excellent athlete growing up running track and field at a pre-Olympic level.
Kris was born in Los Angeles in 1951, and spent her youth in Santa Barbara, California, graduating from Santa Barbara High. From there she went up to Oregon, graduation with a BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Kris went on to Pharmacy school, graduating from Oregon State University. She worked in research and of Pharmacy for a few years before moving to Juneau, Alaska in 1991. She got a job with the State of Alaska working in the Permanent Fund Division, and stayed there until her retirement in 2013. Of note, Kris was nominated for the Governors Denali Award for Professional Customer Service in 2011 while working for the PFD.
You couldn't keep Kris down and retirement life wasn't for her. She eventually got a job with Home Depot in Juneau as a greeter because of her love of socializing.
She also volunteered at the Juneau Visitors Convention Bureau where she provided great customer service. Kris loved the "perks" of the job, getting to go hiking, whale watching, and on many tours.
Her favorite position though was as a receptionist for the Polaris House, assisting staff and members, lending a helping hand wherever it was needed. There was a sense of satisfaction; she was truly helping others at Polaris House, and time after time had told her family so.
Kris was also an accomplished piano player and guitar player. She had a great "ear" for music, no matter what the instrument. Many will remember her for serenading at her places of residence, homes of friends, or at work.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Eugene Weiser. She is survived by her mother, Lenore; sister, Leslie Brant; brother, Mark T. Weiser, DDS; and many nieces and nephews.
We will miss Kris, a true giver and unique and loving soul. Donations can be given to the Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Avenue in Juneau, per her wishes as she felt so appreciated of and at home there.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Sept. 13 to Oct. 12, 2017