Obituary Katina Traie Lessard |

Obituary Katina Traie Lessard

Katina Traie Lessard, 36, died Friday September 4, 2009. Born in Lewiston, Maine, October 24, 1972, a daughter of Andre and Constance Bilodeau Lessard, she graduated from Greenville High School and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors degree in biology. Katina worked for the Marriott Corporation in time-shares sales.

An avid athlete, she loved skiing, surfing, mountain biking, hiking, white-water rafting, kiteboarding, and many other outdoor activities. Katina truly "lived life to the fullest" like no other. Her outgoing personality, contagious smile, and beauty will be missed by all who were blessed with her friendship and love. Katina loved to travel, and will be remembered by her circle of friends across the country. Katina achieved the highest levels of success across all dimensions of life including her career, friendships, family relationships and outdoor sports. She is one that you could always look up to because she truly was the best. She was the hub of the wheel that set into motion the gathering and connection of so many. Her momentum was contagious and you quickly became better just to keep up with her. Hearing her laughter and squeal, watching her hair or boa fly as she flew down the hill, barefoot backpacking for miles, rafting, you name it, she did it. She was the toughest of the tough. She had grit like no other.

Katina, you changed our lives forever. We are blessed that you chose us for friends. You are the best daughter, sister and the very best friend! Every place we look we are reminded of you. We will forever catch a glimpse of you in the snow-covered hills … You are the sparkle of life! Thank you for all that you are and all that we will be because of you.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 4 p.m. to dusk at Rotary Park, located off Payday Drive, behind the Park City Golf Course. Donations will be accepted.