February 26, 1969 ~ January 30, 2019

Born in: Boulder, Colorado
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Kristen Kay Radochonski, a loving angel of God, passed away January 30, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Born February 26, 1969 in Boulder, Colorado, the daughter of Vernon and Janis Schoep. Sister to brothers David, Charles and Martin. Kristen attended Fairview High School in Boulder, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she majored in Social Work, and met husband Bernie. Kristen and Bernie married in 1993; and for several years Kristen displayed her selfless grace by caring for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Kristen and Bernie moved to Highlands Ranch in 1998, where she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. They had two beautiful children, Haley and Joseph. Haley currently attends the University of Denver, and Joseph will join her in the fall.

Kristen shared with Bernie and others that her greatest accomplishment was raising Haley and Joseph. She taught them the importance of being selfless, understanding, compassionate, joyful, and to love and care for one another. Kristen was a “Mama Bear” in every sense, and Haley and Joseph are the lights of her life. Kristen also wanted her family to know how much she loves them, and that she will be their guardian angel for eternity.

Kristen touched so many lives during her time with us. Whether as the Director of Community Bible Study, her tireless volunteer work, or as a friend. Her intentions were sincere and innocent; and rooted in her strong faith. She blessed us with her smile, love, and presence. Kristen will be missed by everyone.

Kristen is survived by Bernie, Haley, Joseph, Vernon, David, Charles and Martin.

Services to be held at Mountainview Christian Church, 40 E. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch, Colorado at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13


Funeral Service: February 9, 2019 10:00 am

Mountainview Community Christian Church
40 East Highlands Ranch Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

(303) 471-9644

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  1. Kristen was such a kind hearted person and will be missed forever. My condolences to the family. Lots of hugs and prayers! I am always here for you Bernie and family. Love you!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Kristen. An amazing woman and a generous, thoughtful and loving friend. We will miss you so much, Kristen. Our hearts go out to Bernie, Haley and Joe.

  3. “When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you all shared
    give you comfort, for her life was rich because of each and every one of you.”

    What a great picture of Kristen…it captures how I remember her….always smiling and appreciating every little bit of life’s precious moments. We all can continue to learn from her strength and positivity by remembering that everyday is a gift.
    Sending prayers, love and strength to Bernie, Haley and Joe.

  4. Love that smile! I am going to miss that and so much more.. I will always remember your laugh and how you always wanted to add more “bling” to my life. Love you Mama Bear!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Kristen. I know how much she meant to those who knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends as you go through this very difficult time.

  6. Kristen was a pillar of strength in every sense of the word. A true blessing on earth and now in heaven. ❤️ I will always admire her faith and her genuine love for all those that surrounded her. My life is better because of you- Randi Smiertelny

  7. Kristen’s life was cut too short but her life touched so many. When I knew her 10 years ago I never heard a negative word from her. As I followed her through her battle I was inspired by her faith, courage, and love for others. Her legacy will live on in the lives she touched.
    Love Michelle, Kamryn, and Anna Hart

  8. My most recent memory of Kristen was when I had lunch with her and her father, Vern. My experience of her that day, as it was growing up with her, was of a sweet, loving daughter and soul. Our hearts go out to her family.
    Loren, Elizabeth & Linden

  9. I have so many fond memories of Kristen from childhood! Some of our best vacations were the ones we took with her family. Weeks at Chadron State park, our visits to Boulder and theirs to Kearney, camping trips to sites around the southwest.

    Kristen was my partner in fun and mischief whenever we got together. Who else but a cousin would tell you how dry cat food kibble tastes? Who else could coach me in how to best push the buttons of Marty, David, and Charlie?

    I am so very sorry she is gone too soon. Obviously she leaves a great hole and she will be missed by so many. It’s a real comfort to me to see how loved she was by so many, and I know that her community will continue embrace & help her family.

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