Kathryn Ann Christopherson

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: May 10, 1953
  • Date Of Death: April 14, 2016
  • State: Montana

Kathryn Larkin Christopherson lost her battle with cancer on April 15, 2016, at the age of 62.  She was born May 10, 1953, in Livingston, Montana, to Donald and Annie Larkin, and lived at the family ranch on Mission Creek.  She attended Gordon School through the 8th grade, and graduated from Park High School in 1971.  Kathy received her teaching degree from Western Montana College, and taught school in rural Montana.  She married Allan Christopherson in 1980, and the couple lived in Idaho, where they both taught school.  In 1989, Allan and Kathy moved to Alaska, and have made their home there ever since.

Kathy received her Master’s Degree and taught for nearly 40 years.  She retired from full time teaching in 2010, but continued to teach classes at Kenai Peninsula College until this past February.  In Kenai, she was known as “The Tupperware Lady”.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Annie Larkin.  She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Allan Christopherson, her sister, Bonnie Larkin, of Livingston, Montana, daughters Thi (Phil) Pijahn of Nikiski, Alaska,  and Kelly (Jon) Cronin of Fort Collins, Colorado, brothers-in-law Terry Christopherson and Craig (Kathy) Christopherson, both of Kalispell, Montana, as well as her two little granddaughters, Isabella and Lillian.  She is also survived by her niece, Amber (Charles) Oberly, nephew, Ben Quigley, both of the family ranch, niece Chanel (Anton) Nikiforov of Roseville, California, niece Chelsea Christopherson of Kalispell, Montana and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kathy loved traveling with her family, and was able to do so every summer before retirement and traveled even more extensively after retirement.  Being a nature lover her whole life, she enjoyed hiking, fishing and camping, as well as horseback riding in her younger days.

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