December 22, 1975 - April 28, 2015
Kristen Ann Uttenweiler-Eakman, 39, was welcomed home into eternal glory on Tuesday April 28, 2015. She was born December 22, 1975, in Webster, Texas, to Fred and Caryn Uttenweiler, with a tremendous spirit that was exhibited in all that she did.
As a young girl, she was involved in many activities including the Girl Scouts of America, but it was her love of dancing that flourished as she danced extensively through high school culminating as a member of the Kingwood High School Fillies drill team. In her youth, Kristen was a devoted member of the Kingwood United Methodist Church youth group. She was especially active in the United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) organization, attending camps throughout Texas for eight years, helping repair homes and minister to those in need. She graduated from Kingwood High School in 1994. She attended Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston where her other great passion, working with children, was nurtured as an education major. She later worked for Humble ISD and Splendora ISD, as both a para educator and a teacher where she loved doting on “her babies.” On Valentine’s Day 2015, she married her “Prince Charming,” Jon Eakman. Though they were married only a short time, Kristen’s happiness and devotion for her husband was ever present.
Throughout her life, Kristen was surrounded by a loving family who cherish a myriad of wonderful memories and will truly miss her. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frederick Uttenweiler, J.P. and Louise Mangham and Bob and Joy Clark; and her aunt Fran Taylor. She is survived by her husband, Jon Eakman; parents, Fred and Caryn Uttenweiler; brother Daryn Uttenweiler, all of Kingwood, mother-in-law Marlene Herbst and husband Johnny of Webster; sister-in-law Jodi Waggoner and husband Chuck of Henderson; brother-in-law Michael Eakman and wife Anita of Las Vegas, Nevada; and her loving aunts, uncles and cousins and extended family.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 2 at 3:30 PM at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 1799 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, Texas, 77339. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to U.M. ARMY, the youth organization she was involved in for many years, c/o Kingwood United Methodist Church.
Funeral: A memorial service was held on 2015-05-02 at Kingwood United Methodist Church.
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