Kristine JoAnne deJong

Kristine JoAnne deJong was born April 8, 1974 in Murray, Utah. She passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018, after a two-year battle with melanoma in Laramie, Wyoming.

Kristy was an absolute joy as a child, and always made friends easily.  Her kind nature and loving demeanor made everyone around her feel special.  She married Jason Lee deJong on July 27, 1995 in the Denver, Colorado LDS Temple.  They were blessed with two lively boys who always keep things interesting.  Her gifts of love and compassion were always on display in raising her boys and working with children as a day care teacher.  Her friends and family never lacked for kind words and encouragement.

Kristy has taught us all what it means to fight valiantly, love unconditionally, serve happily, and pass gracefully.  She is most assuredly in the presence of angels and loved ones previously passed.  She is happy and without pain.  This world is better for her having been here, and Heaven is better for her being there.

Kristy is survived by her husband, Jason Lee deJong; sons, Jason Lee deJong Jr. and Joshua Jarom deJong; father, Kenneth Carl Jackman; mother, JoAnne Hazel Jackman; sisters, Angela Randall (Dave) and Heidi Eberly (Ray); brother, Kenneth Shane Jackman; sister from another mother who was holding her hand when she passed, Robin Rene Rucker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the LDS Church on 15th and Baker St. with a burial following at Greenhill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 18th at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home and again Saturday at 9 a.m prior to the service at the church.

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Condolences (5)

  • Heather Christensen

    Jason and family, my heart aches for your loss. I love and miss you, cousin. Heather Christensen

  • Christine Spencer

    Jason, Jason Jr. and Joshua, I'm so sorry for your loss. Kristy was one of the very first friends I made in middle school when I was the new kid and knew no one. She was very positive and welcoming and she always treated me well. To me, she was a joy to be around and an inspiration because she had such a great attitude. I wish there were more people like her. I'm heartbroken that she passed away so young.

  • Diona Hendricks

    We are so sorry for this family's loss. She was the sweetest and most kind person we ever met. She always had a smile on her face and kind loving words for everyone. It will forever be a blessing that she touched our lives. Thank you Brother DeJong and Jason and Joshua for sharing such a wonderful person with us all, may the Lord comfort you and help you all through this difficult time. Our family is truly blessed to have known her and all of you.

  • Laura Lackey

    My dearest friend Kristy, 2 days after your passing as I glanced out my window thinking of you, you became an Angel in the sky holding my heart and ever since you are sending heart signals through the clouds. I will forever cherish our childhood memories. I met you in 1984 at Lewis Ames Elementary and had the pleasure of attending several slumber parties all through middle and high school. And remaining in constant contact all through our adult years. Since being diagnosed with several health conditions and multiple kidney disease 17 years ago you have always checked in on me. In your final years it was a role reversal with me checking in on you. I miss & love you so much! I'll always remember that beautiful smile! As I sit here crying I never imagined I had to do this condolence letter. I will do as you ask and smile as well. Love and kisses, Laura Lackey 💙5/15/18

  • Jo

    Jason & Boys So very sorry for your loss! Kristy was as close of an angel here on earth as anyone I have known! She brought Sunshine into my life as I am sure she did with anyone that knew her! I will never forget her, and I know my life is better to have known her! Jo