Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 20, for Raeann M. Christofferson, 19, at The Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Ouzinkie. Father John Dunlop officiated.
Raeann died in an automobile accident Sept. 16.
Memorial services for Ms. Christofferson were held at the Kodiak Mortuary and Kodiak High School.
Raeann was born in Kodiak Oct. 19, 1990. She grew up in Ouzinkie and moved with her family to Kodiak in 2001. She attended Main Elementary, Kodiak Middle School and Kodiak High School, where she graduated in May, 2009.
Raeann was employed by Andrew Airways and worked primarily at the state airport office and the Andrew Air tourist desk at the Kodiak Inn.
Described by her mother, Cheryl (DeeDee) Christofferson as a person who loved kids, Raeann took classes at Kodiak College, intending to eventually pursue a degree in early childhood education. While a student at KHS, Raeann worked with Main Elementary students in the cadet program.
“She loved kids and they loved her,” her mother said. “She was a very kind and giving person who had an infectious smile and was everyone’s best friend. She put her heart into everything she did.”
Her favorite pastimes were spending time with family and friends, picnics, photography and listening to music.
Raeann is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Evon and Anastasia Farsovitch; and grandparents John and Verna Panamarioff, Emil Christofferson Jr. and Polly Decker.
She is survived by her parents, Andy and Cheryl (DeeDee) Christofferson of Kodiak; sister and brother-in-law Jaelene and Kostya Petropavlovskiy, Kodiak; sisters Christina Christofferson and Nora McRae, Kodiak, Michelle Johnson, Ouzinkie; brothers Andy Christofferson Jr., Kodiak, Terry Leite Jr., Seattle; nephew Alexander Petropavlovskiy, Kodiak; nieces Kelsey Seifner and Savannah McRae, Kodiak; Cienna Johnson, Ouzinkie; step-grandparents Wayne and Alma Decker, Hammond, Ore., and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.