Kari L. Nystrom, 43, of Rio Drive, Frewsburg, was at her family home, 2130 Linden Avenue in Ashville, when she died on Monday, May 28, 2012.
She was born July 17, 1968, in Westfield, N.Y., a daughter of the late Rodney L. Nystrom and Lorena Larson Nystrom.
She was a graduate of Panama Central School and was associated with several programs at The Resource Center.
Kari L. Nystrom
As a volunteer she had worked at Salvation Army, Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church, Bemus Point United Methodist Church, Frewsburg Library, Community Helping Hands and Stillwater Gardens.
She attended the Bemus Point United Methodist Church and participated in several events for the Special Olympics.
Kari will be remembered for her bright blue eyes and infectious smile. She loved people and enjoyed music more than anyone. Her love for Jesus was evident in all of her life. Her joy and excitement always brightened the day of those around her. She was a woman with a servant's heart and was always willing to help.
Surviving are her step-parents, Lory and Richard Hatfield of Ashville, N.Y.; two brothers, Mark (Lori) Nystrom and Steve (Becky) Nystrom of Jamestown; a sister, Joelle (John) Grazulewicz of Georgia; a step-brother, Brian Truax II of Jamestown; a step-sister, Kimberly Truax of North Dakota; two nieces, Emilee Grazulewicz of Georgia and Missy Nystrom of Oregon; her step-grandparents, Gordy and Jean Robbins of Jamestown; and special friends Jennifer Felice and Jennifer Yost, both of Frewsburg.
She was preceded in death by her father who died Jan. 29, 2003, her mother who died Aug. 27, 1994 and grandparents, Martin and Doris Nystrom and John and Elaine Larson.
A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 3 in Bemus Point United Methodist Church. Pastor Doug Kibbe officiated. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends were received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 2 in the Lind Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750 or T.R.C. Foundation, 200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Kari at www.lindfuneralhome.com.