Krista Karee Tagge
1974 - 2014
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Krista Karee Tagge was born Dec. 14, 1974, in Ft. Morgan, Colo. Our hearts are heavy as she flew away to the heavens on Friday, March 21, 2014, after a 20 year battle with Lupus, with the H1N1 virus ultimately overtaking her lungs and heart. Her 39 years here on earth was not long enough for any of us. Her mind and soul were tenacious, but her little body just couldn't keep up!
Krista graduated from Farmington High School in 1993, and went to San Juan College for one year. She then continued her education and graduated in Boulder, Colo., from Travel Agency school. Krista was a dedicated, hard-working mother, who always made sure her son would be provided for, no matter what. She was a year and a half away from her retirement with Bank of America. Her "family" at the bank will miss her dearly.
Krista loved being a mother, and was blessed with her son, Elijah, 9 years ago. The very best years of Krista's entire life was spent with her dear son. She lived her life for him every single day, and he was the brightest life in her life. May he go on to honor his mother's memory by keeping her light shining brightly. Elijah's presence always made Krista radiate with joy.
Krista had an amazing energy, shared with many friends. Her smile was contagious. She loved to sing karaoke and dance her heart out. Krista made the Tagge "sistah's" complete. She is survived by her oldest sister, Karla and niece Skye, and her older sister, J.J, husband Tony, nephew Hunter, and niece Madyson. Krista was the gentle one with a fierce protective side to her. She had the most contagious laugh of anyone we know, and her smile would light up the room. She definitely wins "most photogenic" out of the three sisters. Krista took a backseat to things for so long before she stood her ground. And, when she did, she let you know just where you stood with her. Krista was strong, and she fought valiantly until the very end. We were sisters three, always standing up for one another, always stronger together! We will be bonded forever more! To be loved in this life as we have, is a gift. Krista is of one of the brightest we have ever known, only to be put out before her time. God, we will miss you, Krista! She will be so missed by all her friends.
Krista was a beautiful, gentle daughter and her mom Barbara Ives, dad Jon Tagge and step-mom Tish, will miss her so, so, so much. Words cannot describe their pain in losing Krista. Our loss has been heaven's gain. We will cherish all the memories of a lifetime together, and forever honor the gift of life each day for her! Krista was loved by her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We will wake up every morning still loving you, Krista Karee.
There will be a memorial service for our Krista at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Piñon Hills Community Church, 5101 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington.
Please join us to share your memories of Krista for her family, especially for her son, to cherish forever more.

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Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 1 to Apr. 12, 2014.
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March 26, 2020
Thinking about you guys on Krista's anniversary. Love you!
Jo Stoltenbeg
Friend
March 28, 2019
Seeing her smiling face .... met her at Bank of America and she was so friendly and helpful, we talked like old friends ... and her beauty ... she was a wonderful person I'm sure her family and coworkers miss her. She is in Heaven and healthy.
Christina Aspaas
Friend
April 8, 2014
To the family of Krista, I was saddened to read of her passing and well miss seeing her at the bank, she always gave me great service and great stories.
Christina Aspaas
April 5, 2014
We send our condolences and prayers to John and Trish, Elijah, and her sisters. The Krista I knew was a very radiant, strong, loving, funny woman, she always had a bright smile on her face even when her hair was being impossible..??...She will be forever missed and we are deeply truly sorry for the tragic loss of your Krista..
Jen & Colin Robinson
April 5, 2014
My son Simon goes to school with Elijah. They have been in the same class for years. I've had Elijah at more than one birthday party. I am truly sorry for your loss. Simon is heartbroken for his friend. We both hope your family finds peace in this dark time of your lives.
Heidi Ruybalid
April 4, 2014
I was so sorry to hear about Krista's passing. A lot of funny memories of growing up with all the Tagge girls on 30th street. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Melissa (Maston) Bush
Melissa Bush
April 4, 2014
That laugh, that smile on her beautiful face with even the mention of her son, and always making time to talk...ending again with...that contagious laugh. What a great loss. My heart goes out to all who loved her. She will be missed.
Rena Pitchford-Spellbring
April 4, 2014
Barb, I am so sorry to hear that Krista has passed. My prayers for you, the girls and especially her son.
Kim Hicks
April 4, 2014
Warm, loving thoughts to Krista's family. Carol Boernke
April 3, 2014
I am so very sorry that you have lost a beloved member of your family. May you find hope and comfort in knowing that God promises to heal all broken hearts. Psalm 147:3
J. Ferguson
April 3, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around your family.
Jo Stoltenberg
April 2, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ken and Jerrie Cherry
April 2, 2014
Krista will be missed. She was a great part of my growing up years as I am sure many others would agree. Your family's strength has been an inspiration to me. I am deeply sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for her son and family.

Amber Dean-Hobdy
Amber Dean-Hobdy
April 2, 2014
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Deakan-Tara Mitchell
April 2, 2014
My deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Tagge
April 2, 2014
I am very sorry for your families loss. May God comfort and keep your family in this difficult time.
Jeff Armstrong
April 2, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Krista. I worked with her many years ago at BOA. She was a great friend. My heart is heavy for her son. GOD BLESS YOU all. Prayers to you all.
Joyce Maestas
April 1, 2014
I am so sorry for your lost. Krista was a Beautful person inside and out. She is with our Dear Lord
JoAnn - David McDonald
April 1, 2014
My family and I want to give our deepest sympathy and condolences to Krista's son and family. She is a great person and an everlasting Angel.
Kim Tsosie
April 1, 2014
Our prayers are with your family in this time
Jonnie and Tammie Vialpando
April 1, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brenna MacDowell-Skehan
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