Kirsten Stevens Herring of Longmont passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2011 at her home. She was 43 years old.
Kirsten was born on November 23, 1967 in Littleton. She was adopted by Tom and Sharon (Stevens) Eitel and was raised by her parents, Walter and Sharon Brown. She graduated from Heritage High School in 1986. Kirsten then graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications in 1990 and was active in the Alpha Phi Sorority. She went on to complete her Masters in Education and fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher.
Kirsten was a teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary for 6 years before becoming a stay-at-home mother and raising her two daughters for 10 years. She returned to teaching two years ago, teaching at Legacy Elementary. Kirsten was a dedicated teacher to her students and an advocate for empowering girls to become strong, educated women.
She married Charles P. Herring on March 9, 1991 in Littleton.
Kirsten was a member of Faith Community Lutheran Church. She enjoyed skiing, crafting, bike riding, reading, and hiking. Above all, Kirsten will be remembered as a dedicated and loving mother to her girls, being active in their activities such as a being a Brownie Leader and enjoying spending quality time with them.
She is survived by her husband, Charles P. Herring; her two daughters, Katherine Porter Stevens Herring and Olivia Porter Stevens Herring, all of Longmont; her parents, Walter and Sharon Brown of Littleton; her brother, Jason Eitel and his wife Lori of Conifer and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Kirsten’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Highway 66. Cremation has taken place at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kirsten’s Fund, a scholarship for aspiring teachers, and donations may be mailed to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.