Christensen Family Funeral Cost

$5,291 of $10k goal

Raised by 99 people in 1 month
Aaron Burton
on behalf of Jocelyn Christensen
 MIDVALE, UT
Kaya Christensen passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on January 21, 2017. She left behind Jocelyn, her wife of 17 years, and their two children, Neil and Ella. Kaya was a strong and vibrant soul who fought to be her most genuine self and touched so many lives with her kind words of encouragement and her willingness to listen. Anyone who had the opportunity to count her and her family as friends were treated to her humor, energy and love.

 

Prior to her passing, Kaya was hospitalized for a sudden liver related medical problem and remained under observation for four days. Between the costs of her hospitalization and the upcoming funeral costs, Jocelyn will need all the help she can get even though she would never ask. Please consider donating in order to help take away some of the anxiety that comes from losing a spouse.

 

Kaya was an ardent supporter of the Utah Pride Center and had volunteered her time for the Utah Pride Celebration. If you want to donate additional funds to this organization in Kaya’s name, that would be a fitting tribute to her legacy.
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Hello again,

Jocelyn has now been able to finalize the day of Kaya's memorial. If you are not friends with her on Facebook and would like to attend, here is her message:

"We will be having services for Kaya on Friday evening, 6-8 pm at the Lindquist mortuary in Layton. Just a gathering, nothing formal. Please wear your fandom, favorite geek shirt or whatever. She would hate all of this. Let me know if you need more details."

The address is 1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

Once again, thank you for the outpouring of support you have given to Jocelyn, Neil and Ella during this incredibly difficult time.
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Wow. Just, wow.

I am humbled and in awe with the response to this fundraiser. Kaya was one of my closest friends, but it appears I did not hold the monopoly on that distinction.

Today is the day that plans for services can begin since the weekend always makes situations like these difficult. I will make sure that any information regarding the date of the funeral or memorial services are posted on this page.

I know the amount that this fundraiser has as its goal is high, but if you've ever had to bury a loved one, you know how quickly the costs are driven up. If you can share this fundraiser on your Facebook feeds or Twitter accounts, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Aaron
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$5,291 of $10k goal

Raised by 99 people in 1 month
Created January 22, 2017
Aaron Burton  
on behalf of Jocelyn Christensen
$25
Angela and Mathew Daley
25 days ago

Its not as much as we'd like to give, but we hope it helps.

CO
$15
Charles O'Keefe
25 days ago
$20
Anonymous
25 days ago
SS
$20
steve shoell
26 days ago
$25
Heidi Beagley
27 days ago

Kaya, I didn't get to meet you but learning about you has been such a reward. I'm sure you'd appreciate the donation I made to Planned Parenthood in honor of Mike Pence and the donation I made in your name to the Utah Pride Center. The impact you had will simply continue to grow beyond what anyone can imagine.

$50
Rocky Wright
28 days ago

From our family to yours, with love and friendship.

NM
$5
Nicolle Maynes
29 days ago
DC
$50
Diana and Mike Collard
29 days ago

All our love, Joce. We are here for you, no matter what.

PT
$50
Pete Trebesch
1 month ago
LF
$150
Lucas & Danielle Ackley / Follett
1 month ago

Please let us know if you need anything. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

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