Kristan Lynne McCully of Silver Plume passed away on Jan. 3, 2019, after a six-year battle with endometrial cancer. She was born to Robert and Bette McCully on July 6, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas.
Kristan was raised in a military family and lived in several states during her childhood, including Texas, Florida, Hawaii and Nebraska. She attended the Universities of Missouri and Texas before becoming a flight attendant for Braniff Airlines.
After 20 years and two Braniff shutdowns, she decided to end her airline career, and in 1990, took on the management of the K.P. Café in Silver Plume.
She was a positive force in Silver Plume, a shining light, participating actively in the lives of the children who grew up there. She served them sweets and provided many of them with their first jobs behind the counter. She served the Silver Plume community as a Town Board member and on the Cemetery Committee.
She was passionate about the environment and the state of the world, and her family and friends. Kris loved animals, especially horses, and expressed her passion for music by singing lyrical soprano with the Plume Singers and strumming away on her mandolin with the Pelican Divas.
Kris and her husband of 28 years, Ted, also bought a home in Mason, Texas, to be closer to Kris' family, where they renovated a pioneer rock home and found a wonderful community of loving friends.
Kris is survived by her husband, Ted Parker; brother Robert McCully and his children Robert Jr., Andy and Mathew; sister Kerry McCully and her husband Eddie Cleede and their children Evan and Adam; stepdaughter Katherine and her husband Guillermo and their children Giuliana, Brenda and Glenda Carballo; and her niece Rachel and her husband Jeromy Hanson and grandnieces Mary and Molly; and many dear friends.
Published by Clear Creek Courant from Jan. 23 to Feb. 13, 2019.