Kristian Harris

  • "This world will never be the same without him...."
    - Roxanne Anderson
  • "A year too late. I just found out today. Kris, you were a..."
    - Melanie Krigbaum-Morman
  • "Kris will always be remembered. His acts of compassion,..."
    - Shawn Zuke
  • "My deepest sympathy to Kris's family and friends. I was a..."
    - L W
  • "To Cynthia and Family: May angels surround you and yours..."
    - Sue Stevenson

Kristian Joseph Harris, 39, died Dec. 18, 2009, in Anchorage.

A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW, 10527 VFW Drive in Eagle River.

Kris was born Nov. 6, 1970, in Sacramento, Calif. He had been a resident of Anchorage and Wasilla for more than 27 years.

Kris is survived by his parents, James Harris of New Mexico and Cynthia Spaid of Las Vegas, Nev.; his brothers, Mike Harris of Eagle River and Mitchell Harris of Juneau; fiancee, Bree Daniel; son, Caden Michael Harris, 2; Caden's grandparents, Brian and Kim Daniel; grandmothers, Mary Howard and LaVerne Willis; stepmother, Barbara Harris; stepsister, Marcy Navarro; uncle, Mark Howard; aunts, Vicki Al-Toukhi and Karen Harper; nephew, Jake Harris; and many cousins.

Kris had many talents and abilities. He enjoyed ice climbing, camping, working in his garage, spending time with friends and family and being an exceptional father to his son. Kris had a unique personality that drew people toward him. He had a heart of gold and everyone who knew him experienced his generosity and gift of true friendship.

Kris worked for Kakivik as a quality control training specialist. He was also known for being a pioneer of Tetris Packing.

He had many friends, too many to list. He always found time for family and friends even with a very demanding and time-consuming career. He spared no expense or ounce of energy required to be there for all of us.

Kris had a profound impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to come in contact with him and experience his positive energy.

Kris was the fabric that held his family and friends together. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 25 to Dec. 30, 2009