Charissa passed away suddenly on May 18, 2021. Charissa Dianne Kucera was a strong woman who lived a life of adventure. Born in Seattle, Washington on January 19, 1961, to Paul and Carole Claassen, she was the youngest daughter and third sibling in a family of four children.
Charissa was a natural caretaker who worked as a nurse and nurtured her daughters and many treasured pets over the years. In 2011 she moved her life from Seattle to Christmas Valley, Oregon to fulfill her dream of living off the grid. She flourished in Christmas Valley and met her love John Widenoja, with whom she recently celebrated a 10th anniversary. She also grew a loving community of friends.
She is survived by John, her daughters Aurelia Kucera and Morgan Williams, her siblings Dulcie and Lark Claassen and Kali Kucera, and her parents Carole and Paul, who all love and miss her deeply.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. at Hank’s house located at 87142 Christmas Valley Hwy, Christmas Valley, OR 97641, with a potluck to follow.
Memorial contributions can be made in Memory of Charissa at UNICEF, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 625, San Francisco, CA 94104 also, to New Beginnings, PO Box 346, Christmas Valley, OR 97641, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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PO Box 625, Christmas Valley OR 97641
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 625, San Francisco CA 94104
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