Kristin Pepin-Skaggs

Kristin Skaggs

March 19, 1968 — Jan. 19, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Aurora, CO

Celebration of Life

  •   Starts:
    Fri, February 1 2019, 2 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Columbia Community Church

    150 Gage Blvd.

    Richland, Wa

Kristin Ann Skaggs passed away on January 19, 2019, peacefully at home.  She had dealt with health issues for many years and finally lost the battle she bravely fought.  She had been determined to not let her health get in the way of living her life.

Kristi was born on March 19, 1968, in Aurora, Colorado to Barbara and Jerry Pepin.  From the beginning she was curious, fun loving, outgoing and a joy to be around.  She moved around with her family to California, Nebraska, and Walla Walla, Washington, then moving to Tri Cities in 1975 and had considered this her home ever since.

Kristi graduated from Richland High School in 1986.  She then graduated from Eastern WA University with a degree in communications in 1990.  She began working at various jobs at age 16 and has never been without a paying job since then.  She worked at the Kennewick Mall and at Chuck E Cheese while in high school and managed to balance that with school sports, band, good grades and fun times with friends.  In college she worked at a grocery store in Spokane while attending college full time.  She loved her college experience and the friends she made there.

After college Kristi returned to the Tri Cities and worked briefly at the Bon Marche while applying for work at the Hanford area.  She has worked for several contractors continuously since then.  She was a hard-working person and spent many late hours and trying to do her best was significant to her.

On June 23, 1995, she became the wife of Ronald Samifua who she had met while attending college.  They later divorced.  During the Spring of 2004 Kristi became the mother of four-year-old Kiana Samifua and six-year-old Katie Samifua.  These girls were very important and precious to her.  On May 31, 2008, Kristi married Roger Skaggs.  Recently, after careful thought, they had filed for divorce.

Kristi was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend.  She loved life and everything it had to offer.  Kristi loved her dogs and all three had been rescued.  She also supported horse rescue and some of our local pet rescue groups.  Kristi was crazy about cars and was new car shopping every few years.  She loved Wild Horse Casino and Las Vegas.  She loved shopping and collecting purses, boots, and jewelry.  She had a quick wit and loved to laugh and joke, but she had a serious side to her personality which helped make her successful in her life.  She referred to most people she met as her "friend" because that is how she thought of them.  She leaves behind: her daughters Kiana and Katie Samifua, her mother Barbara Wonders, grandmother Aileen Pepin, father Jerry Pepin, father Donald Propeck, stepfather Dennis Wonders, sister Tara Crider and her partner Marty Schur, brother David Pepin, brother Sean Pepin, brother Mike Propeck, sister Ashley Propeck, nieces Cassidy and Lacey Crider, and three special doggies. 

A memorial service followed by a reception with light refreshments is planned for Friday, February 1, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the C3 Columbia Community Church located at 150 Gage Blvd., Richland, Washington.

Guestbook for

Kristin Skaggs

  • I knew Kristi as a co worker for many years at tank farms. She was always there for you, never a unkind word. I'm sad she has left us so early.

    Beth Gibson
    May 19, 2019
    Kennewick, Wa
  • I met Kristi when I was in 2nd grade at Washington Elementary School. We had remained friends for over 40 years and I would have never thought I would find my "best friend" for life at that age. I have so many fond memories of our childhood experiences from riding bikes down to Ron's food mart to having that weird orange drink called "Tang". We had an incident once where we fed my rabbit a peanut butter sandwich and it died so we had a huge funeral with cherry blossoms all around it. We lost touch during our college years but then I moved back to Tri-Cities and we picked up right where we left off! I feel very blessed to of had a great, true friend in this world and I am so happy to have known her as long as I did. (Please Continue)

    Denise Denison Jacoby 40 year friend of Kristi's
    Feb. 21, 2019
    Galveston, Texas
  • (Continued) No one can ever replace Kristi and I am deeply saddened that we were not able to be counting our much earned wrinkles together; however Kristi did not have any wrinkles! She will forever remain beautiful and young. I believe the saying to be true, "only the good die young." I love you my dearest friend forever.

    Denise Denison Jacoby 40 year friend of Kristi's
    Feb. 21, 2019
    Galveston, Texas
  • My deepest and most sincere condolences to all of Kristi's family and friends. My friendship with Kristi goes back many years. I was blessed to have known Kristi not only in high school but also in college. She was always a true and loyal friend, someone I could count on at the drop of a dime. We shared many tears and tons of laughter. Our emphasis in church is letting our light shine and this instantly brings up memories of her smile and laughter. It reminds me how she lit up a room. Her aura was love and happiness. I will miss my friend but I am forever thankful that God put her in my life. I know that she now looks down upon all of us and is keeping a special watch over all of her family and friends. This world will truly be a very different place without her but I know she was put in each and every one of our lives so that we can take what we learned from her and pass it around to all those we meet. Her Legacy will live forever in us and through us.

    Brigit Strunk
    Jan. 31, 2019
    Kennewick, Wa
  • Sincere condolences to Kristi's family and friends. I think I first met Kristi many years ago when we were both involved with the local chapter of the Mid-Columbia Leadership Development Association (MCLDA). She was very active with the group, and I remember fun times at dinner meetings and fashion shows, among other things. Kristi was a kind and caring person and she will be very much missed.

    Jo Haberstok
    Jan. 30, 2019
    Pasco, WA
  • To Kristen's family & friends, I am so very sorry to read about your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

    M Powell
    Jan. 30, 2019
  • To the family, My heartfelt sympathies go out to you during this time of sorrow. Losing someone that means so much to you is very hard, so I hope that you can find comfort and hope in the words at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:23,24.

    Jan. 29, 2019
  • I have known Kristi for many years and she is missed so much. Ever since we were in high school we lost touch for awhile. Since I can remember, Kristi had a quality about her, she loved fiercely, she was the light in the darkness for me and I will miss her dearly!! I believe that she will always be with us and a beautiful bright star watching all of us. Every night in the sky I will be watching for you my friend. Kristi you will never be forgotten; love you my friend❤.

    Karen A. Jordan (Brown)
    Jan. 27, 2019
    West Richland, WA
  • Kristi was one of my first contacts that I’d met when relocating back to WA to start over with my then 2 young boys after a tough divorce. Kristi called me Friend from Day 1 and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard over her witty jokes and thoughts. Sincere, loving, and giving. A heart of gold. Heaven has gained a most Special Angel. My love, prayers, and condolences to her family.

    Lynn Chandler
    Jan. 27, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Kristi and I were classmates. We served on the RHS 30 yr reunion committee a few years ago. Although we weren't friends in high school, I got to know her a lot better through our reunion planning. She treated me as if we had been friends forever. I enjoyed her fun-loving and kind personality and her Facebook posts; and she will be missed. My sympathy goes out to her dear friends and family. RIP Kristi!

    Melinda Brown
    Jan. 27, 2019
    Richland, WA
  • Kristi will e missed by many. RIP

    Jerry L Welch
    Jan. 26, 2019
    Surprise, AZ
  • May your suffering be at an end and now resting in our Savior's embrass, are sorely missed by many and remembered by even more. This is not goodbye, until we all meet again.

    Paul & Gina Uli
    Jan. 26, 2019
    Pasco, WA
  • Kristi and I went to High School together . But became better Facebook friends, as we got older. I will miss our Messenger texts Kristi. Love you sister~friend. Aliesha

    Aliesha Diaz
    Jan. 26, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
  • Kristi and I were past work acquaintances, but I always think of her smiling. Please except my condolences to her beautiful daughters and family and friends.

    Jan. 26, 2019
  • Kristi and I were work acquaintances, but never closer than that. After seeing the outpouring of love and emotion of her passing, and the wild stories of the way she lived life, I share in her loss, and the loss of not being closer to her. RIP.

    Steve Swenning
    Jan. 26, 2019
  • Kristi you always lite up the room and were there for me when I needed your opinion. It's been such a short time since I saw you but it feels like forever. Miss you so much.

    Sandra Cadwallader
    Jan. 26, 2019
    Quincy Wa
  • Kristi was a ray of sunshine, memories of her make us smile and laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

    Kim Ballinger
    Jan. 26, 2019
    Kennewick, WA
  • Your smile and laughter will be so greatly missed.

    David and Char Iceberg
    Jan. 26, 2019

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