|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1952|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 2010|
Kris "Kiki" Kizer, 57, passed away at her home on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 from natural causes.
Kris was born in Wichita, Kan. on June 13, 1952 and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1970. Kris was the daughter of Nat and Casey Kizer, who preceded her in death. Kris loved her family very much and is survived by her sister, Karla Wardroup and husband Rick and their stepson, John; her nephew, Jason Bigham and wife Carolyn and their children, Hannah, Price and Andrew; her nephew, Jeffrey Bigham and wife Whitney and their son, Jack; and her niece, Taylor Sondergaard and husband Sean.
Outside of her love for family, Kris had three primary passions: medicine, her sobriety and her animals. Kris worked as a surgical technician in Lubbock for 10 years and loved her work dearly. Unfortunately, she had to give up her profession early on account of a disability caused by a birth defect in her hips. However, not working only increased her dedication to her sobriety and animals. By the grace of God, Kris had her last drink on Dec. 14, 1985 and remained sober until the day she died. She drew strength and love from fellow alcoholics and was an inspiration to many people to walk away from their disease and into the love of God.
There was nothing that Kris loved more than her animals. She regularly sacrificed herself to aid cats, dogs, possum, birds and any other creature that needed love and a safe place to be. In return, the animals provided her with company and a purpose that allowed her to continue her career in the care of others.
Kris was a great soul who was given a very frail vessel. She was limited in what she could do, but what she could do, she did do. She did love her family and tell them often of her affection and pride. She did love people and helped to heal many in body and spirit. She did love animals and nursed and cared for hundreds in her lifetime. She also did love God and has gone to be part of his invincible body forever.
A graveside service will be held for Kris at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. The family will be receiving visitors on Friday night, and following the ceremony on Saturday, at the home of Karla and Rick Wardroup.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Haven Animal Care Shelter, 4501 N FM 1729 Lubbock, TX 79403 (www.havenacs.org).
Online condolences may be made at www.sandersfuneralhome.com.
Resthaven Memorial Park
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47224281
~~~~~~ Rest In Peace ~~~~~~ 2nd Wife of 3rd Cousin, Once Removed (Locklin Family)|
Sarah Locklin Taylor
Added: Aug. 17, 2012
Rest in heavenly peace|
Added: Jan. 28, 2010