Kristi Lynn Hansen, 35, of Wabash Road, Chapel Hill died unexpectedly, along with her yet to be born daughter Aria Dulce Shepherd, at their home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Kristi was born March 16, 1976 in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of Paul Henry Hansen and Deborah Ann Munch Hansen. She was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. Kristi and her fiance’ Ben Shepherd were recent newcomers to the area, having relocated from St. John, US Virgin Islands.
Surviving is her fiance’, Benjamin Seth “Ben” Shepherd, of the residence; her parents, Paul and Deborah Hansen of Acton, ME; her sister, Kelly Leigh Hansen-Fortin of Waterboro, ME; brother, Keith Paul Hansen of St. John, USVI; and her grandmother, Dolores Munch of Gales Ferry, CT.
Friends will honor Kristi and Aria at a memorial gathering at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Pittsboro. Kristi will be cremated following the memorial gathering, and a public memorial service will be held later in St. John.
Friends and family of Kristi and Aria Dulce Shepherd Ben and Kristi’s daughter,
We have all been fortunate in sharing the life, love and passion that surrounded Kristi throughout the time we were lucky enough to have shared with her. Her remarkable ability to connect with everyone she met and her drive to help us all be better people are qualities we should celebrate and carry with us always.
In keeping with these beliefs, her family would like to continue this legacy of love through a fund, the Kristi Hansen Fund, expressly created for helping people of St. John who are in need of the assistance she would have selflessly given. Replacing the grace she showed us all is impossible, but trying to continue the always giving attitude is something we can strive to do in her memory.
We have received phone calls and messages asking what help can be given. Our simple desire is that friends wishing to express their condolences consider, in lieu of flowers, making a contribution to, the Kristi Hansen Fund, helping us to continue Kristi’s passion of putting others before herself. Thank You all for your support and love these past days. Hansen Shepherd Family
Click on the “Charities” tab below for friends to contribute.
As of March 15 , 2012, follow her progress here: www.kristihansenfund.com
Arrangements are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.