Kriss Dawn Swoboda
Oct. 8, 1965 – Sept. 13, 2016
Kriss Dawn Swoboda, 50, died Sept. 13, 2016. Her family said she passed away “after a lengthy and inspiring battle with cancer.”
Kriss was born Oct 8, 1965, on Kodiak Island to Don and Mary Mack. She grew up in Kodiak and started commercial fishing at an early age. She moved to College Station, Texas, in 1997. While there she managed the office of Swoboda Tile for 10 years while raising her family and making many new friends. She recently moved to Homer, where she continued to make new friends.
Kriss enjoyed cooking, fishing and taking care of her family and others. Her outgoing personality and nurturing nature made her easily loved and well-liked by others.
Kriss Swoboda was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Mary Mack, and a sister, Dru McCain.
Kriss is survived by her husband of 20 years, Scott Swoboda, and their beloved sons Michael (19) and Stanly (15) Swoboda; three brothers, Mark Hinkley, Don (Troy) Mack, Russell Mack, and two sisters, Ramona Toby and Laura Moore.
A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 8, 2016, at the Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway, Homer. The family ask in lieu of flowers a donation in her name be made to the American Cancer Society.