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Kristiana Johnson: August 29 memorial service for longtime Edmonds City Council member

Kristiana Lynn Johnson died unexpectedly at Swedish Edmonds on July 18, 2022. She was 70.

Kristiana was born at Northgate Hospital in 1952. Two years later, her parents bought land on Bowdoin Way and built a house overlooking Puget Sound. Kristi attended Westgate Elementary, Edmonds Junior High and Edmonds High School, where she made lasting friendships. Kristi was active in Edmonds Methodist Church MYF and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed horseback riding, skiing, canoeing, biking, and hiking with friends. While on family vacations in the National and Regional Parks of the West, Kristi developed a love of the outdoors and the natural environment.

Kristi attended Washington State University and earned a degree in political science. After moving to the East Coast, she earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning at Rutgers University and an additional certificate in transportation engineering. She worked in New Jersey as a transportation planner.

Kristiana yearned to return to Washington. She moved to Kirkland to work for the City of Bellevue and for King County in growth management and transportation planning. She soon decided to return to her beloved Edmonds. She and her father designed a house he built for her where his horse, Rusty, had his paddock and next to his childhood home.

Always adventurous, Kristiana has traveled to Europe, to Sweden to visit relatives, and to England and Wales for her nephew’s wedding. She often visited her family in Florida and California. She has backpacked solo in the Olympic Mountains and sailed the San Juan Islands. She loved to entertain her friends and family.

Kristiana was an accomplished ceramist, always adding to her skills. She loved the difficult technique of Raku and the mysteries of glazes. At the Edmonds Sculptor’s Workshop, she created large clay sculptures, including calla lilies, a ferry boat and a boy inspired by Diego Rivera.

The Town of Edmonds has been fortunate to benefit from Kristiana’s love for her hometown as well as her professional background. She served on several committees before being appointed to Edmonds City Council to fill a vacant seat in 2012. She won three elections for four-year terms, an impressive testament to her hard work and commitment to community. citizens of Edmonds. His devotion to the community was well known, especially his concern for Edmonds historical heritage, natural environment and cultural resources.

Kristiana will be missed by all who knew her, her kind and playful spirit. She was predeceased by her parents Carmen and Ray Johnson of Edmonds and is survived by her sister Janette Johnson and her husband Reza Abbaschian of Riverside, CA; by his brother Curtis Johnson and his wife Terry Taylor of Bellevue; by his nieces and nephews: Lara Abbaschian of Woodside, CA, Cyrus Abbaschian and his wife Gwen Abbaschian of Dallas TX, Erik Johnson of Anacortes, and Sarah Johnson and her husband Justin Hewitt of Seattle. She is also survived by a great-nephew and a great-niece in Texas, a great-niece in Washington, and cousins ​​in Washington and California.

In Kristiana’s honor, please reconnect with a family member, call a friend, rescue an animal, plant a tree, hike in the woods, or create art.

A memorial service to celebrate Kristiana’s life will be held Monday, August 29 at 3 p.m. at Edmonds City Park Bandstand, 600 3rd Ave South, Edmonds, WA 98020.

Please share your memories of Kristiana at www.beckstributecenter.com.