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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On August 1, 2014 @ 3:57 pm In Obituary | 15 Comments


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.


Condolences for the family of “LIKOS, KRISTIN “KRISSY””

Condolence from Maureen Knoell on August 1st, 2014 9:39 pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I taught Kristin at SFX and she was always a pure delight. Her hard work, her kindness to others, her thirst for knowledge was so exemplary. I will think of her often with a smoke on her beautiful face. My condolences to Robert and Amy. Maureen Knoell, SFX teacher

Condolence from Maureen Knoell on August 1st, 2014 9:43 pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I taught Kristin at SFX and she was always a pure delight. Her hard work, her kindness to others, her thirst for knowledge was so exemplary. I will think of her often with a smile on her beautiful face. My condolences to the whole family. Maureen Knoell

Condolence from Claudia Mason on August 2nd, 2014 6:00 am

Dear Sharon , Jim , Amy , Bobby, and Robert,
My heart goes out to all of you! Thank god for memories. You have so many wonderful times shared over the years to warm your heart and bring a smilie to your face. Know that she is in very good company and at peace. I will carry her in my heart always and never forget her love!
Al my love,

Condolence from Mary Tibshraeny on August 2nd, 2014 6:23 am

Sharon and Jim,
I am so sorry for your loss of Kristin. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of immense pain. May God give you the strength to accept what lies ahead. Be comforted by your family and loved ones.
Mary Tibs

Condolence from Katie Burke on August 2nd, 2014 8:47 am

Farewell, dearest friend.

Sharon, James, Amy, Robert L., Barb, Tom, Carter, Connor, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Tyler, and Robert T.: My heart is with all of you. I love you all, for some I’ve met and the others I know through Kristin’s stories.

Kristin was a diamond in the desert, that’s for sure. I will miss her very much, and can only imagine your heartaches over this incomprehensible loss.

Much love,
Katie Burke

Condolence from Jiji Clancy Beach on August 2nd, 2014 2:08 pm

Our Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

All Our Love,
The Beach Family
Jiji Clancy Beach XCP 92′

Condolence from Jennifer Herro Basha on August 2nd, 2014 4:33 pm

Love and prayers to the Likos family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister, Amy. God bless you!

Condolence from Tom Clow on August 4th, 2014 8:04 am

Dear Sharon and Jim,
We share in the loss of your daughter, Kristin. God bless your family for having the courage to walk through this sadness together and seeking the prayers of family and friends.
I find strength in your loving courage as parents to your beautiful Kristin.
With prayers,
Tom and Betsy Clow

Condolence from Sandy & Jim Strickland on August 4th, 2014 11:05 am

We enjoyed Kristin so much as our Building Manager here in Coronado and are sad at the loss of a lovely lady. Sandy and Jim Strickland

Condolence from Patty Lesic Babcock on August 4th, 2014 11:16 am

Sharon and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Patty Lesic Babcock

Condolence from Karen Bolton on August 5th, 2014 10:35 am

Dear Sharon, Jim and family,

I wish you peace and comfort in your sadness.

With all my love and blessings,


Condolence from Lorraine Kaeseberg on August 6th, 2014 1:56 pm

Sharon and Jim,

My heart breaks for both of you. I pray God gives you comfort and strength to endure this difficult time.


Condolence from Suzanne Schibler Henderson on August 6th, 2014 3:53 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Likos and the Likos family:

I want to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of Kristin. She will be greatly missed.

Suzanne Schibler Henderson

Condolence from A. Brown on August 8th, 2014 6:23 am

I am very sorry about the loss of Kristin, please accept my condolences. Gods word the bible gives a beautiful hope for the future at Revelation 21:3,4 where God promises to bring an end to death. No more death along with what Acts 24:15 states means a wonderful future for us and our loved ones here on earth. I hope that this brings comfort during this time.

Condolence from Stacey Lammot on September 7th, 2014 7:23 am

Thoughts and prayers to your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Stacey Dobbins Lammot
XCP 92

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