Deanne Lisonbee Krieger
November 26, 2010
"Not without hope we suffer and we mourn." Wordsworth
Deanne Michelle Lisonbee Krieger passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at home in the company of her family after more than seven years of a courageous struggle with breast cancer. With Deanne’s passing, the world lost an exceptionally warm and generous person; a person whose special gift was to comfort and strengthen all those she knew.
Deanne was born in Oregon in 1957 and was graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Therapy, combining her love of serving others and her active personality. In 1977 she married the love of her life, Kurt Krieger, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. As life took her to Portland, Oregon, then Washington D.C., to Park City, Utah, on to Ghana (Africa) and Mexico City then back to Utah, Deanne always found ways to be involved to help people in need. She also appreciated the beauty of the Lord’s creations, in particular Yellowstone National Park, the African savannah and the islands of the sea.
But of all the things Deanne loved there was no doubt that her family and her faith were the most important things in her life. She loved serving in any capacity but was especially fond of everyday one-on-one relationships with dear friends. She possessed an extraordinary ability to connect with others and to establish immediate emotional bonds based on her genuine desire to know and serve others. People were drawn to her because of the genuine love she felt for them.
Deanne was preceded in death by her sister, Jana Louise Lisonbee, and her father, Alvin Lisonbee. She is survived by her mother, Louise Lisonbee, brothers David Lisonbee (Bianca) and Mark Lisonbee (Terri), husband Kurt Krieger and their children Jana Joy Jones (Lewis), Jordan Adams (Matthew), Jacqueline Canty (Brian), Kurt Christopher ("Kip") Krieger and John Keiler Krieger, and grandchildren Aiden, Brooks and Cate Jones, Fischer, Sophie and Finn Adams, and Matilda and Porter Canty. Her family expresses gratitude to Dr. Buys and the other physicians, nurses and staff of the Huntsman Cancer Institute for their remarkable efforts on her behalf.
Family and friends are invited to email to email@example.com (or give to a family member) a story about Deanne and perhaps a photo to be passed along to her grandchildren as additional remembrances of the extraordinary life of their "Yaya." Certain of those will be posted at http://www.rememberingdeanne.blogspot.com .
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Services will be held Monday, November 29, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Draper 6th Ward LDS meetinghouse located at 12700 S. 1300 East in Draper, Utah. A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary at 1950 E. 10600 South in Sandy, Utah and also Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery.