After a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, Kristeen Evelyn Evanoff passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016, in Sacramento at the age of 53.
She leaves behind her fiancé Edward Mendoza and his son Dominic; her daughters Lauren McAnelly and Sofia Evanoff; and her son Alexander Evanoff.
The youngest of seven children, Kristeen was born on Aug. 8, 1962, in Campbell to parents Raymond Koll and Lavern Koll (Kaiser). She grew up in a large, loving family with three sisters and two brothers. She and her mother relocated to Woodland in 1977, where she attended Woodland High School. After graduating in 1980, she attended Career Beauty College and began her career as a hairdresser.
Kristeen married Jerry Evanoff in 1996 and relocated to Winters, where she began working at Camile’s Hair Salon. There, the couple lived and raised their three children, even after their divorce in 2004.
Kristeen’s proudest moments include watching two of her children receive their college diplomas, and her youngest daughter receive her high school diploma and head off to college. She enjoyed wine tasting, motorcycle rides with her fiancé, boating, camping, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and had a strong love for animals.
Kristeen was a sweet and considerate person who would do anything for her family and friends. When diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015, she stayed positive and encouraged those around her to do the same. She remained a courageous, strong woman, even throughout her final months.
Kristeen is additionally survived by her sisters, Brenda Hogue and husband Paul, Beverly Ryan and husband Jim, and Vivian Koll and husband Abubakar Salami; brother, Randall Koll and wife Deb; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Ronald Koll and Gregory Koll.
Kristeen requested to be cremated and her family will hold a private Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date for close friends and relatives.