Kristi Cunningham
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 25, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: May 6, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kristi Cunningham who passed away on May 6, 2015 in a tragic motorcycle accident.  She was wearing all of the appropriate protective gear and was not speeding.  Her bike began a severe wobble that was uncontrolable and unfortunately she lost control of the bike. We can take comfort in knowing that she was not in pain.

Kristi was fearless, funny, adventurous, smart, and loved by many.  No one could ever prepare for such a loss felt so deeply by all of her family, friends and those that knew her.  She was easy to love and so full of life just recently jumping off of the Stratosphere and hiking the Grand Canyon and the Half Dome at Yosemite.  

She was an amazing wife to RJ and loving mother to Kaci and Kaylee.  She loved her girls SO much and would do anything for them.  We are so grateful that Kristi decided to homeschool the girls this year.  They spent so much time together and made some wonderful memories.  

Kristi was involved in the homeschooling community and was passionate about P.E and fitness.  She was known as Coach Kristi in a local P.E. homeschool group and the kids loved her.  She loved it so much she wanted to start fitcamps so that she could do P.E. more often.  

She was down to earth, kind, dedicated, and had a heart of gold.  She was in the process of becoming a foster parent and was so excited to help and make a difference in children with special needs.  She was just all around an amazing mom and a loved wife, daughter, sister and friend.

If you have photos or videos of Kristi, please upload them onto this site.  If you have a story to share of her, please post it here too.  You do need to set up a free account to upload and post things.  Or you can send them to me and I will upload them here for you-  You can also leave a tribute for her below.

Kristi's funeral service will be on Friday May 15, 2015 10:30am at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home in Queen Creek.  Because of Kristi's passion for homeschooling, in lieu of flowers please bring books for the girls. Please pray for their family as they go through this tragic loss.  The pain that they are going through is immeasurable.  We will forever remember her smile, laugh, spunk and spirit.  Rest in peace my friend.  Your girls are in the best hands and your friends and family will ensure they are well taken care of.  You left us too soon but we know you are watching us from paradise and are so happy.  

Forever missed.  Forever loved.  Not goodbye but see you later.  Until we meet again.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Angela sansone on 29th March 2016

"Written for the beautiful Kristi Cunningham,
Thank you for bringing love to the world, and for reteaching me what's most important.
In dedication to you;

No star will ever shine so bright,
Sunshine becomes nothing more than sunlight.
Memories will fade to glimpses,
The world feels wrong with you gone,
Living here without you just doesn't feel right.

The heavens are beyond what words could ever describe,
But something feels like it's missing,
Of course it would be better if my loved ones were by my side.
My story might have ended that day I passed away,
But my legacy will live on through my daughters eyes.

One day we will finally understand why,
All of this will finally make sense,
We'll know the reason behind our calling,
And the reason we were called back home,
God's purpose for us must have been fulfilled,
We can't question His plans,
Instead we should place our faith in His Hands.
And never let one day go by,
Without keeping those you love the most,
somewhere sacred, somewhere close,
Somewhere easy for us to find,
Somewhere special,
Somewhere deep inside.

Today while looking online for someone with the exact same name, I came across this memorial, she was someone I never met, yet something made me want to know more. It could be the simple fact someone went out of their way to make this for her, she must have truly been loved. She must have been a really beautiful person inside and out, I wish I would have had the honor of knowing her, and feeling the warmth of such a loving family. This truly gives me hope, my family fell apart after losing my father. The word family has lost it's meaning in my life, but being reminded their are people out there who prove there is still an importance of family,  makes me want to be a better mom. I will pray for all of you, that you can find peace until God brings you together again."

This tribute was added by Erika Amezquita on 26th May 2015

"Some days are harder than others.  I think of you and of all the memories we shared and can't believe we wont be making any more together.  I can't even express how much I miss you.  You were such a beautiful person both inside and out.  So selfless, funny, and such a great friend.  You kept it real, and everyone who was close to you and knew your heart loved you for that.  I take comfort in knowing I will see you again one day and give you the biggest hug.  I love you Kristi!"

This tribute was added by Rosann Eschrich on 15th May 2015

"Kristi, I watched you grow up at Brisas in your mom's classroom. You are a special and beautiful girl, daughter, woman, bride and mother. RJ loves you so much; I remember your wedding. I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to know you and your wonderful family. I love your sister Bree and your amazing mother Cindy Rooney. You are certainly in heaven with the angels today."

This tribute was added by Eric Snyder on 13th May 2015

"A true shining star! Kristi, you will be missed by all."

This tribute was added by toni jean on 11th May 2015

"Kristi we have so many memories of you.. From a child to teenager to wife and mom. You truly are a special person. As a child you were amongst the three musketeers! You Kai and Heather were born in a 5 month period! Great memories of the family together at such a young age! On and off in our get togethers through the years were nothing short of happiness! Beaching, Camping and family fun. Over the years I see how  you have such a wonderful family life with your girls, husband and all us. Brooke is so happy of the memories of both of your  unplanned trips where you all ended up on the same island in Hawaii
It is a hard Goodbye.... You are so special we love you! We will always see a bright star in the sky!"

This tribute was added by Jenice Grimes on 10th May 2015

"You are and always will be the most amazing mother I have ever met! I told you that all the time because I was amazed by the love you gave your girls. You always where the person I could talk to about everything. Being the kind of person who never leaves my house living next to you made me come out of my shell just because of how amazing it was just to talk to you. You took care of me with food when I was sick and welcomed me into your home whenever I needed advice. You have a amazing family and lots of friends that have stepped up since you have gone to heaven. I can hear the girls in the back yard and although your loss will be deeply felt by them I will always remind them of what an amazing mother they had and now what an amazing angel they now have watching over them forever."

This tribute was added by Brian Bergman on 10th May 2015

"You were always someone I could count on being there when I needed a friend to lean on. I miss you, Kristi Cunningham, and I look forward to seeing you on the other side.  Hugs!"

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