In Memory of Kristin Kay Smith, 10/1/1986 – 12/29/2000

October 1, 1986 (Original poster: Virginia Wiersma) September 30, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 12:55 pm

Taryn, we are thinking a lot about Kristin. As I was reading “Our Daily Bread,” I came across this verse that really spoke to me and I wanted to share it.

We have been through the valley of weeping,

The valley of sorrow and pain;

But the God of all comfort was with us,

At hand to uphold and sustain. –Anon.

The verse given to read was 2 Corinthians 1:3-11:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.

We love you all.

Mom and Dad


Taryn (Original poster: Randy Brainard) September 29, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 6:13 pm

Hello Taryn,
I heard Kristin would have had a birthday real soon. I just wanted to let you know that you had one special daughter and we were so blessed to know her. Getting to know her at camp was a treat for myself and all the youth that year. We love you and are still praying for you.

Randy Brainard


Thanks for this testimony (Original poster: John & Mary Lou Gowdy) September 28, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 11:05 pm

Greetings in Christ’s Precious and Wonderful Name. This web site is a real blessing and We pray will continue to be for many years to come.

October 1st is Kristin’s birthday anneversary. We pray you all (Taryn, Amber and Cheyene) God’s strength and comfort as you remember this date.

Love in Christ,
John & Mary Lou Gowdy
II Cor. 5:14 thru 21


My memories of Kristin (Original poster: Stephanie Tornquist) September 15, 2003

Filed under: The forum from the old website — Taryn @ 4:56 am

hi everybody…well this is my first time posting anything but here i go… i guess I’ll tell you all some of the few things I remember of Kristin. The first thing I have alwaysed remembered is that when she wasss my teacher at KU in both shining and starlight she always used to teach numbers right in front of me and I remembered thinking to myself every class, being the girl who has to see herself in the mirror, that i wish she would move, i wish she would move! But now I’ve realized that that has become i guess a special blessing in some wierd way. The only other thing that i strongly remember and still love to look back on was one Ku show. It was Caberet of 2000 when a lot of people were sick. I remember tha tin starlight for that show there was literally only 6 members and like 3 of us were sick and ended up not coming to the show or sitting out certian numbers but I will always remember Kristin, our teacher, performing the numbers she had taught us, in the big show. I know that doesn’t really sound like a really personal memory but I don’t know that’s just one that I giggle at everyonce and awhile. And to tell you the truth I don’t remember many other things, I mean i remember little things here and there but that would make this message even longer then it already is! Love ya lots 🙂 I also wanted to say that hearing everybody’s memories have both made me want to cry and it also has helped me remember and learn even more things about her! Thank you! To Kristin- I miss you soo much and i never really got to say goodbye. thats probably the one thing that gets me the most. But i just wanted to say that I think of you all the time but especially when i go to the Ku studiuo which is now a whoping 5 days a week! Well anyways i love you and even though i know you’re birthday isn’t for awhile i just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and i hope you have a giant party up there in Heaven. I love you!!!
To Taryan- Taryan I love this website and I think that Kristin is loving it too. And i decided the other day at one of the little shows that i need one of those KRistin pins you wear. I think they’re so pretty! Give my love to the girlies! Sorry about such a long entry everbody but i thought i probably wouldn’t get around to this for awhile. Love always,
Stephanie T.
P.S. Kristin, everyone in K* has been thinking about you lately for we’re doing “Seasons of Love” for our big show. I hope you’ll be in the front row to watch!