by Greg Lincoln
She has her momma’s beauty, her compassion for animals, her native arts and craftiness, her math and cooking skills, and her ability to sleep long and deep. From me she has the love of running, her computer techiness, and her bold and adventurous spirit. Ap’a and Grama’s heart, the love and adored one of the neighborhood children, and beloved of all.
Special Thank Yous from our hearts
Nicholas & Carol Souza
Dan & Susan Greaves
Julie Carter & Shantel O’Brien
Jane Dubovy & Family
Archie & Sylvia Andrew
Tommy & Patti Wells
Chris Redfox II
Sam & Maggie Alexie
Dr. Robert Nick & Family
Gary Fredericks & Family
Krystle Jayde Lincoln was born on May 23rd, 1992 to Greg and Kelly Lincoln. She has an older sister, Alyse, and a younger brother, Mack. When Krystle was a tiny baby her sister Allie named her “Huggie”. She was a precious and cute baby and even as an infant she touched her loved ones with her beauty.
Krystle grew up in Toksook Bay where Greg is from. She attended Usugan Elementary School and then Nelson Island School until she and her family moved to Bethel in December 2003.
Everywhere she went she made friends who loved her. She was the best friend of so many.
From the time she was born she has always loved animals. Kelly taught her children to love all of God’s living creatures. Huggie loved the family dogs Lucky and Palma and Champ and all the other little pets they owned – the birds and hamsters, the little mice, and the rabbits and guinea pig.
In 2007 Huggie decided that she wanted to follow Allie and attend Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. She loved adventures and this was one of them. At MEHS Krystle participated in Cross Country, NYO, cheerleading, and ladies wrestling until she graduated in 2011. At Edgcumbe she made many close friends who she has kept in contact with through the years.
Right after high school she took off on another one of her adventures. She moved to the island of Maui where she attended the University of Hawaii in Kahului with Caitlin Rapoza, her MEHS classmate and close friend.
In Maui Krystle made many lasting friends including the Shepherd-Naeole Family who took her under their wing and into their loving UPC family nest. Thank you to the Shepherd-Naeoles for loving our Huggie as your own!
Krystle moved to the island of Oaha where she attended the University of Hawaii at Kapiolani. There she climbed all the mountains she could and hiked all the trails. She went skydiving and learned how to surf. She could ride her skateboard like a pro. She loved to snorkel and to explore the beauty of the coral reefs.
On Oahu Huggie made many friends including Dan Greaves, her fiancée. They moved to Maine last year along with her rescue puppy Palmer and their dog Gypsy. Huggie loved the beauty of Maine, which looks just like some parts of Alaska. She soon got her wish of having her own chickens and rabbits.
Huggie loved her sister Allie and her brother Mack. She adored them, prayed for them, and loved doing fun things with them. Her siblings love and miss her so, so much.
Krystle loved everyone. Her whole being was kindness and gentleness, she never ever had anything but love in her heart for everyone. Those who met her loved her, she was so sweet and kind. She left a lasting impression on those she touched. Are you one of them? If you are, you are blessed.
Huggie comes from a loving family. Her maternal grandparents are William and Alice Fredson of Chalkyitsik and Kipnuk. Her paternal grandparents are Alois and Adeline Lincoln of Toksook Bay. Her aunts and uncles on her dad’s side are: Felix and Eliza Lincoln, Simeon and Rosalie Lincoln, Simeon and Priscilla Moses, Jimmie and Darlene Lincoln, John Lincoln, Dave and Bessie Norcross, Hugh and Isabelle Dyment, Timothy Lincoln, and Jack and Leah Hanson. On her mom’s side she has her Auntie Sarah Raymer and her cousin Edison Comfort. Her other grandparents are Andrew and Margaret S. Beaver, Timothy and Fannie Samson, Mary Samson, Dick and Elizabeth Samson, Cornelius Samson and Anna Ekamrak, Vernon and Debra Samson, and Patrick and Sally Samson. Also Eddie & Sarah Frank, Steve Frank, John Frank, and Tommy Frank all of Venetie, and Don Young of Great Falls, VA.
Those who went before her include her grandpa William Fredson, grandmothers Sherry Frank and Donna Graham, her maternal great-grandparents James and Betty Samson of Kipnuk, her paternal grandmother Adeline Lincoln, and her maternal great grandparents John Fredson and Dan and Jean Frank.
Huggie, your freespirited adventurous nature brought you to all the places you wanted to go! You did so many things that some of us can only dream about. Your departure has brought us many tears and the sorrow and pain of missing you is so great! We love and miss you so much! Huggie, we will see you again, we will be together as a family some sweet day and we will hold you in our arms and never let go! Until then, it is not goodbye.
In Krystle’s memory we ask that everyone love each other, pray for one another, seek the Lord our God for he is our Savior, Deliverer, and Redeemer, and forgive.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.