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Kristine Ann Simenstad-Mackin

Kristine Ann Simenstad-Mackin was a beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. She died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Kristine was a Seattle native born on May 9, 1949 to Scott and Grace Simenstad.

She grew up in Madrona and was a graduate of Holy Names Academy and Central Washington University. She received a Masters of Science and a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University.

After completing an internship with West Seattle Mental Health she began her career in 1987 running family therapy groups for The Radar Institute in their eating disorder unit.

In 1989, she was recruited by Virginia Mason Hospital to direct an eating disorders program in the Center for Women's Health.

In the 1990's Kristine opened up her own psychotherapy practice in downtown Seattle.

She had a large following of patients who adored her and her work was a labor of love.

Kristine's differentiating feature was her great heart and the empathy she had for friends, family members, patients and everyone she met including people on the street with whom she was always generous.

She was a person with a powerful spirit who brought life and laughter to wherever she went. She was also a Eucharistic minister and a deeply involved parishioner at St Therese Parish.

Her passions were her garden, her family and her faith.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert Mackin, and their son Nicholas Beatty (Heather) and her granddaughter Simone Beatty who brought her great joy. She also leaves behind two sisters, Sally Patterson and Susan Jewett and a brother Scott Simenstad as well as many nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Parish located at 3416 East Marion Street. Seattle Washington 98122.
Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 29 to Apr. 1, 2016
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