Monday, October 28, 2010
11:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Kristan Swanson Durkee
Resident of Belmont, CA.
Kristan was the beloved wife of Robert Durkee. Her parents are Marilyn George Swanson and the late Kenneth John Swanson.
This angel from heaven was born along with her twin brother, Scott Swanson,
on May 13, 1958. Her birthplace is Lake Forest, Illinois. She left us on Oct. 28, 2010.
Surviving brothers are Scott Swanson (Jodi) (Justin, Tyler), Gary (Sherry)
(Ryan, Christopher, and Daniel), Kenneth Swanson, William Swanson (Jodi) (Jordon,
Spencer, and Ava),
Surviving sisters are Sheri Koontz (Jillian, Austin, Elliot) and Nancy Goins
(Greg) (Christi, Gregory and Nicholas).
Kristan leaves behind as well a former roommate and special friend, Janet
In the fifty-two short years of her life, Kristan touched countless people with her warmth, her loving outreach and her innate ability to make all those with whom she
came into contact feel loved, important and needed.
Kristan worked many years in fashion merchandising and office management.
In her teen years and early twenties, she did some fashion modeling while living in
South Florida, where she spent her formative years. She graduated from
Marathon High School ( Florida Keys ) in 1976.
During the 80s, Kristan lived three years in Houston , Texas , three years again
back in the Florida Keys, and in 1989, she relocated to the San Francisco
Peninsula, settling for the most part in Belmont .
She married Robert Durkee on October 3, 1998.
Kristan was a devoted Roman Catholic and she had a special relationship
with the Heavenly Father who gave humankind this breath of sweetness to spread
goodness and hope to all who knew her.
To know Kristan was to love her and she will be missed by all who were blessed
to know her. Kristan now rests in the bosom of the Lord where she will be at peace for
There will be a Visitation from 5 to 8 pm with a Vigil Service at 7 pm, Friday, Nov. 5 at Crippen & Flynn
Carlmont Chapel, 1111 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on her behalf on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1 pm. at St. Mark’s Church, 325 Marine View Ave. in Belmont . Interment will follow at St John's Cemetery in San Mateo . There will
also be a reception in the parish social hall for all in attendance who wish to celebrate
the life of Kristan Carol Regina Swanson (Durkee)