Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home

804 State Ave, Marysville, WA


Kristyle Lee Nelson

April 25, 1988May 17, 2020

A precious life was lost on Sunday afternoon, May 17th 2020 in Everett, Washington when Kristyle Lee Nelson lost her battle with drug addiction at the age of 32.

Kristyle was born on April 25th 1988 in Anchorage, Alaska to her mother Jeanne Tiedeman. She had an older sister, Leyenda.

Since her mother was an Alaskan native, she traveled from Granite Falls, Washington to have baby Kristyle in Anchorage.

Kristyle grew up in Granite Falls, graduating from Granite Falls high school in 2006.

Right out of high school, Kristyle went to work in the construction field as a member of the Union, and this was her career for the remainder of her days.

Kristyle was kind, generous and caring. She was also a beautiful lady, with a pretty smile and great sense of humor – and she had LOTS of hair that she’d pile up in a scrunchie whenever she ate.

She enjoyed traveling to places like Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, Oregon, California and Canada.

She loved the band Journey, the color blue, multiple flavors of ice cream and the TV shows; Supernatural, Friends and Scooby-Doo. She also loved “crafties” (as she called it) and hiking.

The last concert she attended was Michael Bolton, with her mother.

One of her favorite sayings, that she also had tattooed on her arm was, “Wherever you go, there you are.”

Kristyle is preceded in death by her uncle, Fred Tiedeman.

And those who remain to cherish Kristyle’s memory include:

 her mother Jeanne Tiedeman,  sister Leyenda DeLeona,  cousins Natasha and Onika Tiedeman,  her boyfriend, Chris Grasst,  adoptive sister Yuli James,  brother-in-law Beau Burghduff,  her Aunty Verla Clubb and Aunt Gracie,  her best friend Kale Sains and  her beloved puggle, Journey.

We will all miss Kristyle’s love, beautiful smile and sense of humor. And we will treasure her deeply in our hearts, forever.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at the Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home website for Kristyle’s family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to an addiction recovery charity of your choice, in Kristyle’s honor.


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Jean Tiedeman

June 2, 2020

To my Baby Girl, you don’t know how much I miss you, to hold you and see your beautiful smile.
I look around the house everything reminds me of you. It hurts so bad, my heart hurts, you meant so much to me.
I see you everywhere. I hear your laugh, I see you coming home from work driving your black truck and I thought to myself what a beautiful day and the Lord watched over you and brought you home safely to me. Thank you God for the 32 years with my Baby Girl.
Even though through the years you struggled with your addiction, you never said anything to hurt me. You were always kind and loving towards me. You always told me “I love you mom”. You would also call me Momskies, you always told me to take care of myself.
We did a lot of movie watching together. I will miss this especially in winter when it’s bad weather.
I loved the summer with you. We did some good hikes together. The one hike I will always remember is you and me hiking to Wallace Lake. It was 5 miles up and 5 miles back. We did a lot of talking and laughing. I kept thinking we’d run into a bear but you said to me, “don’t worry, mom, I’ll save you,” and you pulled out this little knife. I had to laugh. I’ve got so many pictures of this hike.
I loved every moment I got to spend with you. I wish there were more. You always said the nicest things to me when I was down. In the winter we would be so mad about the weather ruining the flowers, trees and yard. You would always tell me it’s OK, that it will all be beautiful in the summer.
I’m crying right now knowing you’re not here to see it and make me smile. All the flowers are beautiful just like you.
I know you are on another Journey, a much better one. You are at peace, no more pain, no more suffering. The Lord is with you watching over you.
There is so much more for me to say. The mind has so much memories stored up in it. It’s so hard for me to write them all down but they will be with me for the rest of my life.
The hummingbirds are

Garrett Leonard

May 28, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, I hope you're at peace for whatever you've gone through that's ended things so short for you here.

A lot of people without a doubt are missing you, and will miss you.

Michele Currie

May 26, 2020

Kristyle, my dear friend, Kristyle. I will miss you for eternity, and then some. You touched the lives, in one way or the other, in every single person who had the privilege of knowing you. You had so much yet to do in life, yet were taken from all of us, at a very young age. I guess God had other plans for you, and i know your at peace with it... .i pray you had a peaceful Stairway to Heaven.... i love you Kristyle Lee Nelson. And i will never forget you. Never. All the laughter, all the tears, and all the heartache that we shared over the years .. it was an adventure... ..one ill always carry near my heart. ..and never forget. I love you girl! I miss you dearly....
And my heart goes out to " Moms" and family... Kristyle loved her Mamma and sis, Leanda, and her loving canine friend, Journey, more than life itself. And im so sorry, my heart goes out to all of you..... Kristyle loved you all so, so much.... ...God Bless you all!!
Michele Currie and Ken

Denise Denise

May 25, 2020

My dearest kristyle, for 25 years you were my bonus daughter, close daughter, close friend, amazing help when I needed you. Watched you grow into such an amazing strong, loving caring supportive soul. I know you knew you could always count on me, I always had a shoulder for you....words just can't describe how much you mean to the family and how deeply you will be missed. I will keep checking in on your momma and sissy...
I love you, Momma Denise Williams ❤


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