Kriss Larsen, of Farmington, NY, passed away peacefully July 22, 2021 with family by her side at the House of John, due to the progression of uterine cancer.
Love of music was the main theme of Kriss's life. Although she maintained day jobs throughout her life, she satisfied her love of music by teaching, and such activities as singing and dancing with the Capers and Happy We on Cape Cod, MA; performing in dinner theater in Virginia; singing operatic roles at the University of Maryland during graduate school; producing/performing one-woman shows in NYC; singing songs of the 30s and 40s in benefits for non-profits in Durango, CO with life partner Tom MacCluskey; and directing an a cappella women's barbershop chorus in Durango (The Women's Prerogative) and a community chorus in Mancos, CO (Mancos Valley Chorus).
At Kriss's request, there will be no prior calling hours. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date for immediate family. Kriss requested no flowers-just prayers for her entry into her new spiritual home. If any donations are desired to be made, please make them to The House of John, 14 Spring Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432 or Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456 She is predeceased by parents William Chris and Janice Goodenow Larsen and her partner Tom MacCluskey. She is survived by sister Jody (Paul) Pruitt, brother Bill (Karen) Larsen, several nieces and nephews and friends.
Published by The Durango Herald on Jul. 26, 2021.