Kristen Elise Randall Biel

May 19, 1965 June 7, 2019

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Kristen Elise Randall Biel was born May 19, 1965, in Chicago, Illi­nois to Jeanne and Wil­liam Randall. Upon com­ple­tion of den­tal school, Dr. Bill moved the fam­ily back home to Fresno, where he es­tab­lished his prac­tice. Grow­ing up, Krissy was a creative and imag­i­na­tive lit­tle girl who loved the arts and to dance at her Mother's dance stu­dio-Fig Gar­den Dance. She loved fam­ily trips to Santa Cruz and Pismo Beach, and es­pe­cially spend­ing time at the fam­ily cabin in Bass Lake.

Krissy at­tended Bullard High School where she par­tic­i­pated in many clubs and was on the Bullard High School Pep Squad. She spent every sum­mer train­ing in LA in every genre of dance, and taught chil­dren classes at Fig Gar­den as well. Grad­u­at­ing in 1983, Krissy was asked to sing at Bac­calau­re­ate, and was so proud to per­form for her class­mates. She also re­ceived the stu­dent voted year­book award of "best legs," for which she laughed and humbly ac­cepted. Choos­ing to go to col­lege at Fresno State, Krissy was ex­cited to be a Bull­dog! She be­came a mem­ber of The Kappa Al­pha Theta Soror­ity, and made many life­long friends and mem­o­ries. With her love of the arts, and be­ing a true triple threat, Krissy de­cided to strike out on her own and make the move to fol­low her show busi­ness dreams in Los An­ge­les. She stud­ied and was awarded schol­ar­ships in drama, and was men­tored by such in­dus­try greats as Seth Riggs, Sandy Meis­ner, and Tracy Roberts. She was also a pro­fes­sional work­ing dancer with cred­its on MTV, com­mer­cials, tele­vi­sion, and tours. One of her great ac­com­plish­ments was be­ing cho­sen in a se­lect group as an ac­tress, dancer, singer, in a pro­gram at The Los An­ge­les Civic Light Opera. This spe­cial honor show­cases young and up-and-com­ing tal­ent. Krissy also per­formed as a soloist on pointe in the role of Cin­derella at The Hol­ly­wood Bowl for the 25th an­niver­sary of Dis­ney­land!

Af­ter meet­ing the love of her life, Dar­ryl Biel, Krissy's dreams changed. Mar­ried in 1991, the newl­weds moved to Re­dondo Beach to start their beau­ti­ful life to­gether. Her beloved chil­dren Dy­lan and De­laney were born and Krissy was the hap­pi­est she had ever been in the role of wife and mother. As the chil­dren got older, Krissy's love of learn­ing took her back to school, where she got her teach­ing cre­den­tial-grad­u­at­ing Summa Cum Laude. Her pas­sion for teach­ing and for her stu­dents gave her great pur­pose and she found such joy in their suc­cesses!

Di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2014, Krissy had to turn her fo­cus to her health, and fought bravely for life and for the peo­ple who loved her the most. Our spe­cial girl passed into eternal life on June 7th, 2019, with her fam­ily sur­round­ing her. We are dev­as­tated and heart­bro­ken with the loss of Krissy, but we are grate­ful for the 54 years she graced us with her love, kind­ness, and playful spirit. We know she is with Je­sus and we will see her again some­day.

Krissy is pre­ceded in death by her Fa­ther Dr. Wil­liam Randall (Jeannette), Grand­par­ents Wal­ter Sr (Thelma), James Red­ding (Robin), Un­cle Walt Jr (Helen), and Cousin Wal­ter Randall III. She will be missed end­lessly by her de­voted Hus­band Dar­ryl, Chil­dren-Dy­lan and De­laney, Mother-Jeanne Randall, Sis­ter-Lau­rie Pa­pagni (Nick), Sis­ter Aimee Nel­son (Stan), Step-sis­ter Jennifer Nast (Shawn), and Cousin Julie Chute (Dan). Many Nieces and Neph­ews will also miss Aun­tie Krissy.

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