Kristy Love Atkinson, age 46, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 7, 2018 under the care of Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born February 14, 1972 to David and Judith Atkinson in Wilmington, Delaware. Kristy was raised in New Jersey until 1982 at the age of 10 she moved with her family to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She graduated from Coronado High School and then attended Pikes Peak Community College. Kristy has always had a very artistic way about her. She loved quality art work and even worked as a glassblower’s assistant in Drew Ebelhare’s Studio in Canon City for a few years. She also worked in telemarketing and sales.
Kristy shared her faith with her friends and helped encourage those around her when they were feelings down. Kristy is a compassionate, intuitive, courageous soul who brought joy and light to all those around her. Kristy would want her family and friends to rejoice as she is dancing in Heaven with her late husband Nicholas Crumb and all those who preceded her.
She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Albert Crumb; both sets of grandparents, George & Margaret Lang and Robert & Mavis Atkinson; one sister Jennifer Young-Harvey; two aunts, Carol Atkinson-Mowers and Donna R. Atkinson; one Uncle Jimi Malone; one brother-in-law Keith Slocum; and her first fiancee Kyle G. Appleberry.
Kristy is survived by her fiancée Gregory T. Luce; two sons, Kevin Crumb and Dennis Crumb; one daughter Cheyenn Crumb; one grand-daughter Lillith Dougherty; her parents Dave & Judi Atkinson; one sister Karin Atkinson; one nephew Kyle and his wife Kaylee Germuska; one niece Alahna Slocum; one great niece Zaylinn Atkinson; many Aunts & Uncles, Robert &Shirley Atkinson, Mark Atkinson, David Mowers, Steven Atkinson, Stephen & Susan Lang; many counsins, Autumn Atkinson-Proctor, Brian Lang, David John Mowers, Katelyn Atkinson, Leah Atkinson-Bilinski, Magen Atkinson-Hung, Ralinda Lang-Campbell, Sara Atkinson, Seth Atkinson, Zachary Atkinson; special friends Kristy would want recognized, Alyssa Mayer, Amber Smock, Angela Bearman, Amy May, Arianna Crippen, Ben Fagan, Ben Dougherty, Brad Remington, Candice Crippen, Carole Daily, Carolyn Griffin, Chandra Moffett, Chris Krow, Christina Ford, Chyrl Martinez, Daisy Johnson, Dalton Philips, Damon Crippen, Dan Paterniti, Denis Slocum, Eric VanBuren, Frank Schieve, Freddie Young, Gary Luce, Jeff Senters, Jerry Wagner, Joe Yusavage, Johnny Daily, Julie Johnson-Dougherty, Karen Policy, Kelli Cordova, Kenny Douell, Kenny Malott, Kate Kewley, Landon Ortez, Lilyana Kelly, Marcus Crippen, Mary Monnett, Malik Jefferson, Michael VanDaam, Michelle Jones-Jefferson, Michelle Senters, Marilyn Slocum, Nevaeh Crippen, Paul Jungck, Patrick Malone, Rich Martinez, Rick Billbe, Ricky Crippen, Ron Hurtado, Scott Staritzky, Shane Simmons, Terry Ives, Tina Kelly, Tori Jefferson, Valeria Jungck, Veronica Yusavage and many more friends.
The family would like to express the warmest ‘Thank You’ to Pikes Peak Hospice. Chaplain Tonja Hawn. Dr. Poppe-Ries. NP: Dragana, RN’s: Amanda,Ashley,Becca,Becken,Beth,Carolyn,Kirby,Lisa,Marion and Rebecca, CNA’s: Alex,Danielle,Jutta,Kat,Lisa,Lori,Pam(Kristy called her Nana),Tamara,and Tonya. All the kindness, love and support shown to Kristy and her family is heart felt and appreciated. If anyone would like to place a memorial in Kristy’s name please do so to the National Breast Cancer Foundation – https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
Graveside Services will be held at 10:00am Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery, 1000 South 26th St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. All are welcome to attend.
Arrangements are under the direction of Return to Nature Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado www.returntonaturecolorado.com