The Curry Coastal Pilot

Krista Woodel, of Brookings, passed away Nov. 4, 2012, in Medford following a lengthy illness. She was 44.

Krista was born Sept. 29, 1968, in Gold Beach to Leslie and Shannon (Hayden) Hahn.

She grew up in Brookings, attending and graduating from Brookings-Harbor High School. Following that, she attended Southern Oregon State College in Ashland.

Krista spent most of her working life as a waitress at local restaurants including O'Holleran's and Lee's Dragon Gate. She also worked at Harbor Drug and Hallmark. She was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Brookings.

Krista loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, including Sudoku, and going to picnics. Krista was kind and compassionate, but was also witty and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son Brad Woodel of Brookings; daughter Courtney Woodel of Lebanon; parents Leslie "Gene" and Shannon Hahn of Brookings; sisters and brothers-in-law Angie and Dan Bennett of Caldwell, Idaho, and Tanja and Justin Rutherford of Junction City; nieces Hollie and Stephanie Eagan-Bennett; and her cherished cat "Monkey."

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 401 Fir Street in Brookings. A reception will follow there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Three Rivers Family House, 407 S.W. Ramsey, Grants Pass, OR 97526 or to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 1237, Brookings, OR 97415.

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Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.