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Kristi L. Wood Calder
Jan. 19, 1965 - Sept. 2, 2018
Kristi Lyn Wood Calder, 53, hit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) head on with courage, strength, faith, and dignity! After standing up to ALS for nearly 6 years, her battle ended on September 2, 2018.
Born on January 19, 1965, in Murray Utah to William Max and Marjorie Matthews Wood. Kristi married David Calder on June 17, 1987 in the Salt Lake City, LDS Temple.
Kristi is survived by her husband, children: Katie Rene Brown (Vince), and Jacob Calder. Siblings: Sherie Bowers (Roy), Barbara Andreason (Danny), Kim Peglau (Mike), Bryan (Troy Troutman), Robyn Mantas (Robert). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who adored her! Preceded in death by her parents.
She attended Bingham High School and graduated from West Jordan High School. She attended Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.
Kristi spent 40 years playing softball, the sport she loved, where she made many lifelong friends.
Kristi worked for Fred Lampropoulos at Merit Medical Systems for 25 years. Kristi's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for Fred's continued support and friendship.
Kristi served in numerous church callings. However, her true love was the Young Women's Program, where she affected many lives with her example, love, and faith.
Kristi and Dave enjoyed traveling with their children, extended family, and friends. A favorite destination of Kristi's was any beach.
Some of Kristi's favorite pastimes were shopping, drinking Diet Coke, shopping, drinking Diet Coke, more shopping and drinking more Diet Coke.
Words cannot express our love and gratitude to Kristi's sister Kim for her tender loving care and selfless devotion to her little sister!
The list of friends who have stood by her side while her disease progressed is too great to name individually, however, the family wants them to know their service and ministering will never be forgotten and is sincerely appreciated.
Heartfelt thanks to Hearts for Hospice and Home Health, especially her nurse Rachel, University of Utah Neurology Clinic (Dr. Bromberg and Dr. Gibson) and the ALS Association.
A viewing will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. at Larkin Mortuary Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South Riverton, Utah. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7 at 11:00 am at the Pioneer 2nd Ward, 12682 South Starlite Hills Lane, Herriman, Utah. A viewing will be held at 9:30 am prior to funeral services at the ward. Interment at Herriman City Cemetery.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2018
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