The untimely death of Kristin Fulton 7 days after she gave berth to her daughter, Lenna Noel, is a tragedy of first order.
Fulton was 38.
She grew up here. She loved the city. She was a participant, always in youth programs.
She volunteered often at the local food pantry distributing food to those in need.
She was a former employee of the city of Everett.
As a young woman growing up, she attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School. She was a graduate of Pope John High School and Salem State College.
Those who knew her spoke of her love for poetry.
She loved life.
She knew how to love, her friends said of her.
Others who knew her recalled her great efforts with cheerleaders as a thoughtful and creative coach for young Everett girls performing at Pop Warner football games.
Only time will assuage the grief so many people have felt learning of her death.
Her young daughter will grow up without her mother.
That is the real tragedy here.
At least she will know about her mother from others who will keep her memory alive.
Even in death, Kristin Fulton’s life and what she did and who she was on this earth will go on for an eternity.
Our condolences to her family, to her friends, and to all those touched by her life force while she was here.