Christy Michelle Burns
Christy’s gallop through life was cut short by cystic fibrosis and she passed, surrounded by loved ones on November 29. Christy was born on July 1, 1975, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA to John Brown and Shirley Hendershott. She spent her years as a toddler in the Cusick, WA area. In September 1979, she became Christy Larson when Shirley married Don Larson. Over the years the family resided in Metaline Falls, WA (Sullivan Lake), Cusick, WA and Post Falls, ID before, in 1995, settling in Clarkston, WA while, along the way, sisters Leah and Alicia were added. Camping, swimming, and huckleberry picking along with hanging out with grandparents Swede and Claudene Larson and Norm and Ruth Hendershott were all activities, Christy, very much enjoyed. Her adult life was spent at various locations in Washington state along with a stint in Modesto, CA with grandparents Myrna and Carmen Minder. Christy’s warm, charismatic and fun-loving personality netted her numerous dear and lifelong friends along her life’s path. In her battle with C.F., her plucky, never give in attitude served her well and she refused to let the disease slow her down. Christy took pride in being clean as a whistle and neat as a pin and was pretty as a flower. She was a great homemaker and possessed a keen eye for dress and décor. Christy loved family gatherings, particularly at Christmas time where the tree, presents, food, Christmas songs (Jingle Bells in particular) and love of family would literally, light her up. She was a loving caring mother. Nothing was more precious to her than her dear daughters, Peyton and Kaitlynn. They were her life. All who loved her will miss her dearly but will find comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and is with the Lord. Christy leaves behind daughters Peyton Coleman and Kaitlynn Burns and stepdaughters Jayce and Ali Burns, parents Don and Shirley Larson and John Brown, sisters Leah Larson and Alicia Ferrigno, brothers Casey Meling, Cameron Brown and Bailey Brown, ex-spouses Hank Burns and Corey Coleman, surviving grandparents Norm and Ruth Hendershott and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A celebration of life memorial is being planned for a date in the spring yet to be determined. Please share memories and condolences at this site.