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Obituary: Olivia Ann Kunik


January 16, 2019

Obituary: Olivia Ann Kunik

September 10, 1999- January 8, 2019

Olivia Ann Kunik, 19, made her final curtain call on Tuesday January 8, 2019. She leaves behind her heartbroken parents, Honey Beuf, Chuck Barnett, Maitland Kunik, and Joanne Kunik, her devoted sister Tess Kunik, her brave brothers Max Kunik and Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and the love of her life, Axel the pug.

She graduated from Niwot High School and was studying early childhood education at the University of Northern Colorado. She loved children as she was a self-described “Giant Toddler,” and was committed to enriching the lives of young people. Liv was a passionate friend, an animal lover, a brilliant musician, and a yet-to-be-discovered comedienne. She graced, wait….commanded, the halls of The Neighborhood Learning Center, Niwot Elementary, Sunset Middle School and Niwot High School.

She sang in choir and performed in the school musicals where her voice was heard distinctly and her facial expressions captured audiences and consistently left them breathless. She was beautiful, spirited, loud, stubborn, uproarious, funny, dramatic, and bursting at the seams with love.

While she struggled with her own deeply profound emotions, she put the health and well-being of anyone in need ahead of her own. She was an advocate for mental health and loved her LGBTQ community. She was sweeter than candy but did not stand for bigotry or hate and wasn’t afraid to say it.

Please join us for a celebration of her life at 2 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Unity of Boulder Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Liv’s memory to The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, P.O. Box 17614, Boulder, CO 80308 www.suicidepreventioncolorado.org.

Share memories and condolences at CristMortuary.com.

If you cannot make the celebration, here are some recommendations directly from Liv: “Perform a random act of kindness, share your favorite meme, make a prank phone call, sing your favorite song, spin until you are dizzy, make music with pots and pans, stomp on grapes in the bathtub, give names to your body parts (Liv’s pinky toe was Lois), cut your hair and regret it later, see how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop, get a pet rock, decorate it, name it Glenn, and take it for a walk.”


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