|Death: ||Mar. 22, 2009|
Silver Bow County
Plane crash that killed 14 in Butte Montana while on their way to a family vacation also took the life of the pilot.
The Ching family from Durham, Calif., was killed in Sunday's plane crash near Butte, Mont. From left to right: Brent, Caleb, Hailey and Kristen. The plane that suddenly nose-dived into a cemetery in Montana this weekend killed three young California families bound for a ski vacation, including two sisters, their husbands and their five children. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Kristen Ching, who grew up in Paradise as Kristen Mautz, attended Pacific Union College in Napa County after Brent Ching graduated there in 1993.
Her aunt, Paradise resident Kathleen Mautz, said Kristen was a devoted mother and an accomplished cook who was helping her mother in the kitchen even as a young child.
Mautz said Kristen was five months pregnant and recently learned the couple was going to have a boy.
The family lived in Durham, and was active in the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Created by: cahaden
Record added: Mar 25, 2009
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