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March 25, 1979 - April 24, 2004

Crystal Verhulp Collado - 1997 ~ Crystal Verhulp Collado - wedding

Crystal Anne Mirosh-Verhulp Collado, died April 24, 2004 at Kadlec Medical Center, at the age of 25.

Crystal was born on March 25, 1979 in Richland, WA, where she lived all of her life. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Collado; her one-year old daughter, Anna; her mother, Vivian Verhulp; her brother, Andrew Verhulp; her in-laws, Dor and Rose Collado; her brother- in-law, Tracy Collado and his wife, Christina, and their children, Danielle, Kai, Martin, Tatiana; her sister-in-law, Aimee Lonergan and her husband, Keith, and their children, Jack and Kyle; her sisters-in-law, Carina-Anne and Clarissa-Joy Collado; her uncle, Dick Mirosh and his wife, Diane; her aunt, Phyllis Smith and her husband, Richard; her Aunt, Lynn Gregorich and her husband, Geoff, and their children, Mathew, Kyle, and Lindsay Gregorich; and many other relatives who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her brother, Curt Mirosh Verhulp.

She graduated from Richland High School in 1997 and later attended both Washington State University and Eastern Washington University.

Crystal was a talented and passionate softball player and enjoyed watching Seattle Mariners baseball. She had a creative spirit and loved scrap booking and quilting. In her free time, she took pleasure in shopping, going to the movies, and reading. She had a special place in her heart for all children, especially her daughter, Anna.

Crystal cherished her family and friends. With her compassionate soul and generous nature, she easily befriended many whom she met. The pain of her loss is shared by all whose lives she touched. Her close friends and family feel the anguish of her untimely passing most acutely. She will always be missed and never forgotten. Viewing and visitation will be held Friday, April 30, 2004, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, WA. A vigil service will be held immediately afterward at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 1, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church, Richland, WA, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, WA.

Contributions may be made to the Anna Collado Educational Fund at any branch of Gesa Credit Union.