Celebration of Life
Obituary of Krista Renee Page
Krista Renee Page, 49, passed away peacefullysurrounded by her family and friends on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Inova Hospital in Fairfax, VA. A resident of McLean, Krista is the mother of Sierra Page, wife of Randy Page, sister of Beth Nañez, and daughter of Linda and Wayne Hardie.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, Virginia.
A celebration of Krista’s life will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. There will also be a celebration of Krista's life in her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico in December at a date and place to be announced later.
She will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date to be determined.
Krista was born in Richland, Washington on May 27, 1970. She moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico with her family in 1979. After graduating from Los Alamos High School in 1988, she attended the University of New Mexico (UNM), graduating in 1992. She also spent a semester at the University of Delaware as part of UNM's exchange program. She made many life-long friends at each school.
My romance with Krista started after meeting through mutual friends while attending the University of New Mexico. We became friends and then a couple. I was instantly captured by her infectious smile that could light up the darkest room. She was vivacious, intelligent, and kind. The many friends she made over the years, I believe, were similarly attracted to these wonderful attributes. After Krista completed her undergraduate degree, we got married in Krista’s hometown. Krista then joined me in Southern California and was welcomed with open arms into the Marine Corps’ family. While there, Krista developed what would become a deep and lasting affinity with Southern California and its lifestyle. Many of our friends remarked over the years that she was a really a California girl at heart. After a couple years living in SoCal, we began our nomadic existence as a Marine family, embarking on the first of many cross-country journeys that would span over the course of twenty-six years between Southern California and Northern Virginia. The only exception was the two years we lived in Michigan where our beautiful daughter, Sierra, was born in 2007. Over those twenty-six years we joined new communities and made many new friends, many of which now we considered and love as family.
In addition to being a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, Krista was an amazing career woman who was fortunate to work at two great companies; Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) and Leidos. She quickly made her colleagues her friends and brought her energetic spirit to the office. Krista was very proud of her career accomplishments.
Though facing many health challenges over the years she remained a bright and positive light. We want to give a special thanks to Dr. Mary Vance from the University of Virginia hospital. In 2009 after many years of misdiagnosis and chronic pain, Dr. Vance diagnosed Krista with a pituitary adenoma tumor that eventually contributed to the loss of Krista’s life. Dr. Vance’s diagnosis led to her treatment that gave Krista and me ten wonderful years in which we were able to love and raise Sierra. Throughout those ten years Dr. Vance was Krista’s guardian angel and source of constant reassurance…it was a unique relationship. Over the last year and a half as Krista’s health declined, Dr. Vance remotely monitored Krista’s situation and treatments by physicians in Northern Virginia. Frequently calling after doctor’s appointments and during Krista’s hospital stays.
Despite the loss of Krista from this earthly plain;she is still with us in spirit and in our memories. She left an indelible mark on our hearts with her smile, energy, warmth, and the love she sharedwith us. Anyone who was touched by Kristaknows that she would want us to live happy lives filled with adventure, kindness, and love. She would tell us to cherish our life and the blessings of the friends and family around us.