Kristen Ardinger Karn, 40

August 13, 2010
  • Kristen Ardinger Karn

NOV. 28, 1969-AUG. 10, 2010

Kristen Ardinger Karn, died at the age of 40 as a result of an automobile accident. She passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Eastern Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Kristen was 40 years old and lived in Hoback, Wyo., with her husband, Dan Karn, and her 10-week-old infant daughter, Harper Price Karn.

Kristen was born in Selma, Ala., on Nov. 28, 1969. She graduated from St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, Md., and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University, where she excelled in swimming. Kristen participated in many sports throughout her life, winning many awards and setting records on various levels.

Kristen owned and operated a successful dog boarding business, Dog Day Afternoon, as well as volunteered at a number of animal-related organizations in the Jackson area. She loved and was dedicated to her family, her dogs and everyone she came in contact with.


Along with her husband and daughter, she is survived by her father, Don Ardinger, Hagerstown, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Brian Cousins, Jackson Hole, Wyo.; aunts and uncles, Ned and Sarah Ardinger, Hagerstown, Md., Trudy and Frank Kunze, Royersford, Pa., and Karen and George Yeager, Camp Hill, Pa.; and numerous cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Susan Lynn Ardinger (Yeager); and her grandparents, Don and Hattie Ardinger, Hagerstown, Md., and Mark and Teddi Yeager, Camp Hill, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to PAWS of Jackson Hole Dog Park, P.O. Box 13033, Jackson Hole, WY 83002 or to the Animal Adoption Center, P.O. Box 8532, Jackson, WY, 83002.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, at River Crossing Church in Jackson, with a gathering and reception to follow the service. Interment will be private at the discretion of the family. A memorial service in Hagerstown, Md., will be held at a later date. Details are not available at this time.

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