While skiing with her 10-year-old son Saturday, 34-year-old Kressyda Ming struck a tree at Purgatory Resort in Colorado and died shortly after a Flight for Life helicopter arrived on the scene. She is survived by her husband Cameron and their five children.
To many of her family and friends, she will always be remembered for having a strong testimony, an inspiring and caring personality, and for being a great support and dear friend.
As a loving wife and mother, Kressyda recently posted on Facebook about a happy moment with one of her children on January 18:
“You know you have too many kids when one of them gets in the car and says ‘I feel like it's my birthday because I get to be in the car with you by myself!’”
During the #LighttheWorld campaign of the Church, Kressyda also added her light and testimony by sharing her favorite scripture on social media:
“Remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. #lightheworld”
After Kressyda’s death, one of her close friends expressed how Kressyda’s positivity has helped them find peace:
“It is with heavy heart that today I grieve the sudden passing of a dear friend of mine and a friend to many of my friends in NM. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She leaves behind a husband and 5 precious children, one of whom I taught in primary and became kindred spirits with. She was the primary president and I remember the sweet testimony she would always bear to the children about the savior and his gospel. She came over and helped me pack the 6 large boxes of food we took with us on our move and it seems surreal that one day she is there and the next gone.…But I know Heavenly Father must have needed her more there and being the person she was it is a little easier to understand….when I think of what she would say to me? Selflessly she would most likely say, ‘it's okay Gina, I'm happy, be at peace!’”
Our prayers go out to the Ming family for their loss.