Kristina “Kristi” Lee Gorne, age 54, a Sedro-Woolley resident passed away May 10, 2020 at Skagit Valley Hospital. She was born September 10, 1965 to LeRoy “Lee” and Karen (Smiley) Wendling in Renton, Washington.
Kristi was one of the best daughters, wife, sister, aunt and grandma a family could hope to have. Her husband Mark was the love of her life through 34 years of marriage. Her family was one of the most important
things that surrounded her. Her niece, Brooke (Keith) Reynolds, and nephews, Adam Judge and Corey (Renata) Judge were always in her thoughts. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, Logan, Tessa and Abigail.
Kristi loved to be outdoors, whether it be fishing with her husband, camping, or just sitting around the firepit with friends and family. Some of the best bbq’s were held at this firepit. There was always laughter and good times to be held. (She was an amazing cook!) One of t
he biggest adventures she had always wanted to do, was walk with the wolves, and she actually got to walk with them. The sheer enjoyment on her face when getting “kissed” by one of the wolves is the most beautiful memory.
Kristi was a very special person with a huge heart. She was able to make friends with anyone who crossed her path. She went out of her way to help them with any problem or concern they may have had. Everyone appreciated how genuine and honest she was no matter the issue.
One of Kristi’s greatest loves was her furry kids (p
ets). Sadie Mae, Bailey, Tucker and Simon. We are all positive that she is in heaven loving and hugging and being slobbered on by Grizz, Bear and George right now.
Kristi is survived by her husband, Mark Gorne; parents, Lee and Karen Wendling; stepson, Shane (Shelley) Winje; gra
ndchildren, Logan, Tessa and Abigail; sisters, Shelly Judge and Dede (Patrick) Wyly; niece, Brooke (Keith) Reynolds; great nephew, Silas; great niece, Savannah; nephews, Adam Judge and Corey (Renata) Judge; mother-in-law, Shirley Dias; brother-in-law, Bryan (Sheri) Gorne; nephews, Kyler Gorne, Brycen Gorne and Zach Gorne
“A life that touches others, goes on forever….”
“Your wings were ready, our hearts were not”
We love you Kristi. You will never be for
A family gathering will be scheduled later in the year. Share your memories of Kristi and sign the online guest register.
Arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.