Kristin Denise Smith was born May 5, 1967 in Lakewood, Washington to DeWayne and Jeanette Smith.
Her family lived in the Puyallup area until she moved to Tonasket with her father and stepmother, Pat in 1980. Kristin attended Tonasket High School where she participated in Volleyball, Track and was the school mascot. She graduated in 1985.
She attended Washington State University from 1985 to 1988 and then completed her education at University of Washington graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science in 1998.
She started her career with Nordstrom in 1988 in retail sales. While there she held various positions the last being a transportation analyst at corporate headquarters.
The lights of Kristin’s life were her two nephews, Devin and Erik. She enjoyed all of their sporting events, visiting and camping with her friends, shopping and traveling. Her passion for traveling took her to England, France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Scandinavia.
She was preceded in death by her father DeWayne, and her mother, Jeanette.
Surviving relatives include her brother, Kelly, nephews, Devin and Erik, sister-in-law, Julie, and stepmother, Pat.