It is with great sadness that the family of Kristina June French, 53, announces her passing on Nov. 24, 2017.

Kristina was born on June 4, 1964, in Alpena, Mich. Kristina was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Many considered her a “natural helper.” Kristina was a very strong-willed woman. Once she put her mind to something, she worked vigorously to achieve whatever goal set for herself. Through many hurdles in life, she persevered with her head held high and a smile that will forever be in everybody’s hearts. One of her latest achievements was opening a facility for autistic children called The Shining Stars in Florida. Starting this facility has been a long-term goal for her. As many who knew Kristina, her sanctuary has always been long walks on the beach and spending quality time with her family, friends and her adorable fur babies. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

Kristina is survived by her son Eric Mott; grandson, Logan Mott; two kitties Purrsnickity and LuLu; many brothers and sisters, Raymond (Rayna) French, Roxanne (Dan) Misiak, Kimberly Preston, RaeAnn (Todd) Tucker, Jeremy French, Matt (Sharon) Wooll, Jamie (Janelle) Mott-Keick, Koni (Chris) Hedgecock; mother, Mary Ellen Walker; step-mother, Denise French; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Kristina is preceded in death by her father, Raymond “Butch” French and brother, John Mott.

A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.