Christine Connell Kirkman1949 ~ 2012After a valiant fight against ALS and chronic kidney disease, Chris passed away on February 4, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. Chris was born August 2, 1949 to William and Ivy Robison Connell. Chris married her middle school sweetheart, Kirby M. Kirkman on June 3, 1971. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.Chris obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1986. She worked for Salt Lake Criminal Justice Services. During her time at the County she served in several capacities. She supervised every program under Pretrial Services. During her 25 years at Criminal Justice, she completed her Master's degree in Public Administration. Chris loved spending time with her children and adorable grandchildren. She also loved traveling with Kirby in their motor home. They had many wonderful vacations, and other fun things. They enjoyed racing with the Sports Car Club of America, joining the Audi Club of America, the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, attending "Earth, Wind and Fire" concerts throughout the western states. They did many other fun things in the almost 41 years of marriage. For Chris's fiftieth birthday, Kirb's present was to go sky diving. Christine is survived by: Her wonderful husband, Kirby M Kirkman; their three children: Kenneth (Angela) Kirkman and their son Kollin; Amanda (Wade) Tibbitts and their daughters Shelby and Taylor; K Matthew (Misty) Kirkman. All of the children live in the Salt Lake area. Chris also is survived by wonderful sister and brother in law, Patricia (Tim) Howells, and by several nieces and nephews. Chris is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and one sister Rosemary Boss and her husband Gordon Boss.Funeral Services will be Wednesday , February 8,2012, 2pm at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary. A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 6-8pm at Memorial Mortuary, and 1 hr prior to services Wednesday.