ZACKARY KIMBALL CHRISTIAN

Obituary
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  • "Such a full and glorious life. What a blessing to be loved..."
    - Jennette Perkins
  • "A good man gone too soon. Kori, you and your family are in..."
    - Melissa Henry-Black
  • "I'm so thankful that this family has been raised to..."
    - Brian Quigley
  • "We love you Zack! Kori and kids are in our thoughts and..."
    - Danny, Anna, Brody, and Dylan Manning
  • "Our heart breaks for the departure from this earth of such..."
    - Bree Colajezzi
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ZACKARY KIMBALL CHRISTIAN Einan's at Sunset On June 22, 2016, after a short and courageous battle with a rare and highly aggressive colon cancer (neuroendocrine carcinoma), Zachary (Zack) Kimball Christian, passed through the veil to the loving arms of those who have gone before him. Zack was 36 years old. Zack was born in Omaha, Nebraska on January 7, 1980 to Craig and Janet Christian. His family moved to Richland WA where Zack attended Badger Elementary, Carmichael Middle School and Richland High School. His senior year, playing football for Richland High School, Zack went to state with his team winning the 1997-1998 championship. Zack met Kori Hedquist, the love of his life, at Richland High, where they graduated in 1998. Zack enjoyed many things in life, such as music, art, gaming, and making and keeping many life-long friends. Zack loved scouting and all things outdoors including football, baseball, hunting, firearms, fishing, and water sports. He had a strong testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the San Antonio Texas Mission. Shortly after his mission, and hers, Zack and Kori were married in the Columbia River Washington Temple on January 26, 2002. Zack and Kori have two beautiful daughters, Alizabeth Tate and Makenzie Mae. They moved to Nebraska where Zack attended Omaha School of Massage Therapy. He worked as a massage therapist while attending the University of Nebraska to begin the process of earning a Diagnostic Imaging degree. Together they moved back to Richland and Zack attended Columbia Basin College where he completed his Associate of Arts and Science degree, as well as his Diagnostic Imaging X-ray Technician degree. Zack served many patients at HPMC Hanford as an X-Ray Tech and MED Tech. He dedicated many hours to earn his specialization as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technician and worked at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland WA, and Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA as an MRI Tech. When Zack moved back to Richland, he and Kori became the proud business owners of Eden Day Spa and served many people in the Tri-Cities community. Zack will be remembered as a fun-loving guy who loved to fish and hunt, spend time with his family, and who always looked out for those with whom he came in contact. Zack left this world knowing that families are forever. Zack is survived by his loving wife, Kori, and two daughters, Alizabeth Tate and Makenzie Mae; his parents Craig and Janet Christian; siblings, Jake (Shelly), Ezra (Hayley), Carina Anderson (Jeremy), Tyler (Crystal), and Jessica Meyer (Dan); his mother and father-in-law, Kristian and Kathy Hedquist; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Robert and Beverly Christian, Marlin and Iva Green and his uncle Chick Green. Viewing and opportunities to record your memories of Zack are on Friday, July 1, 2016, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. at Events at Sunset and Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA, and A Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 2, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. at the LDS Stake Center at 969 Gage Blvd. Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com
Published in Tri-City Herald on June 29, 2016