Kristin “Krissy” Likos passed away on July 29, 2014 from complications after suffering a severe spinal cord injury at the age of 44 in Phoenix, Arizona. Krissy was born in South Bend, Indiana on May 20, 1970. She is survived by her parents, James and Sharon Likos, her brother, Robert (Barb) Likos and her sister, Amy Kirberg (Tom). Krissy had 3 nephews, Connor and Carter Likos and Tyler Kirberg. She also had 2 nieces Lauren and Kaitlyn Kirberg. She was very proud of all of her nieces and nephews and shared in their accomplishments and endeavors including: Connor’s graduation from high school and acceptance into Creighton and his involvement with Special Olympics; Carter’s participation in horse therapy, adaptive kayaking and adaptive skiing; Tyler and Lauren’s amazing successes on the soccer fields and Kaitlyn’s budding career on the softball field and the dance stage. Kristin was dearly loved by her family and also by Robert Tesdall who came into her life at the right time and gave her life a new meaning. Kristin graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in the classics. She taught Latin and Math at various schools including the United States Senate Page School. In her later years she worked in the property management field. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in various places including Coronado, California, Italy, Florida, Virginia and Washington D.C. She was a longtime member of Mensa.
There will be visitation at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona on August 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Private graveside services will be held with her family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in her name to Ryan House, Hospice of the Valley, 110 West Merrell St., Phoenix, Arizona 85013.