Chrissy Hunt, arguably the most loved “Mema” on this earth, went to be with Jesus on September 27, 2017. While we prayed for a miracle up until the day she passed, we realize the greatest miracle of all is that we had her our lives in the first place. Her love for her family has changed us for the better and we are thankful for the wisdom and laughter she poured into our lives. 

Chrissy was born on May 9, 1964 to Norman John Sjoquist and Bertha Grace Sjoquist. She was blessed to be born into a big family and enjoyed the love, friendship and support of her 11 brothers and sisters throughout her life. Chrissy had two children by birth, Brad and Kami, and a third, Tommy, whom she chose and cherished as her own. She married the love of her life, Thomas, on January 19, 2002, and the two become the ultimate duo of Mema and Papa. She loved her family more than anything and cherished being a daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her grandbabies, nieces and nephews, and invested time, memories and laugher into their lives on a daily basis.

Her life verse, Jeremiah 29:11, gave her strength - “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Throughout her life she stored up her treasures in heaven, as was evidenced by her commitment and generosity to her family and those around her. Chrissy was never too busy for her family – including her husband, kids and grandbabies – she ALWAYS took the time to tell them they were loved, both with her words and her actions. Chrissy had a strong work ethic and this was an important trait she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She was also known to take others under her wing, and was quick to show kindness and compassion. She loved her customers at the Chalet, as well as her community.

Chrissy loved to go camping and went every chance she got, rain or shine. She instilled a love for camping in her children, and then her grandchildren, a love of being gathered around the campfire with family. For her, joy was found in the simplest things – she enjoyed good food and gathering with her family without the distractions of everyday life. Her daughter captures her perfectly, “She lived her life for the kids around her - the magic of Christmas, the laughter of a child, and faith for tomorrow…that was her every day.” Chrissy also enjoyed gardening and her children have fond memories watching her planting, weeding and tending to the garden. Small bouquets of wild flowers and sweet peas were often displayed around her house, as the beautiful flowers gave Chrissy great joy.

Chrissy is remembered and loved by many members of her family including her husband, Thomas Hunt; her son, Bradley Harris, his wife Micalyn, and their sons Jaden and Isaac; her daughter, Kami Edmonds, her husband Colin, and their children Kelsi, Haydin, Liam and Charlotte; and her son, Tommy Hunt, and his daughter Bella. She is remembered by her siblings - Dean Sjoquist, his wife Jan, and their two children Danny and Crystal; Karen Pino, and her two children, Jerab and Rhyan; Greg Sjoquist; Paul Jabbour, and his children Jonathan, Jeffrey and Jessica; Susan Minton, and her son, Colton; Lynn Patrick, and her sons Dusten, Travis and Garret; Drew Sjoquist, and his children, Nathan, Nick and Brigitte; Bobb Sjoquist, his wife Darcie, and their children Katie, Kristin, Kelli and Korey; Jimmie Sjoquist, and his children Makal, Anthony and Elizabeth; Timmie Sjoquist; and Debbie Santos, her husband Mark, and sons Riley and Blake.

Chrissy is preceded in death by her loving parents, Norman and Bertha Sjoquist; her sister, Pat Jabbour; and her niece, Angeli.

A Celebration of Life picnic will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Swimmer’s Delight State Park (Highway 36). Please bring a potluck dish to share. All who loved Chrissy are invited to attend.


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