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Obituary: HARDING, CHRISTIN

Christin Holbrook HardingJuly 1, 1958 ~ January 31, 2013Christin Holbrook Harding of Weston, MA, formerly of Salt Lake City, passed away from Melanoma on January 31 at age 54. Christin was the beloved wife of David P. Harding and loving mother of Anne, Emma, and Mary Harding, all of Weston, MA. She is survived by her parents, LeGrand and Mary Louise (Stewart) Holbrook; brothers Stephen (Amanda); David; Paul (Lynn); and sister Stephanie Ford (Roger) of Albuquerque, NM. Christin graduated from Highland High School and the University of Utah. She served as Executive Director of Ouelessebougou Alliance, an organization that works to improve impoverished communities in Mali, Africa. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Rising Star Outreach, an organization that serves leprosy affected communities in India. Christin had great empathy with a generous heart, and always wanted to help those in need. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had an abiding love and testimony of her Savior. Christin was an accomplished chef, designer, pianist and author who was deeply devoted to her family and friends. Her infectious laugh, enthusiasm, sense of humor, generosity and love for life will be dearly missed. A memorial/open house will be held Saturday, April 20th at the home of Paul and Lynn Holbrook; 1227 E. Gilmer Drive 4-7 p.m. Donations can be made to the Christin Holbrook Harding Fund for Melanoma Research, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 www.dana-farber.kintera.org/holbrookhardingfund.