Kristina Marie Orantez Batt, a beloved soul who touched the lives of many, has passed away on September 23, 2023, in Tucson, AZ. Born on January 22, 1988, in Tucson, Kristina brought joy and warmth to everyone she met. Her vibrant personality and selfless nature will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
From her early years, Kristina displayed a heart of gold. The well-being of others always took precedence in her life. With unmatched dedication and unwavering commitment, she pursued her career as a crew manager at McDonald's. In this role, Kristina managed several employees with utmost care and diligence, ensuring that daily tasks were performed seamlessly. Her exemplary leadership skills not only earned her respect but also made a positive impact on the lives of those she mentored.
Kristina's love for her family shone brightly through her actions and the treasured memories they shared together. She found great joy in spending holidays and football Sundays surrounded by loved ones. A true fan with unwavering loyalty, she cheered passionately for the Raiders as they took to the NFL gridiron. The beach held a special place in Kristina's heart; she found solace in its tranquil beauty and cherished the breathtaking sunsets it offered. Dancing was another passion that brought her immense happiness, ensuring that any room she entered would light up with smiles, love, and laughter.
In pursuing her educational journey, Kristina graduated from PPEP Tec High School in 2006 before embarking on her passion for cosmetology at Empire Beauty School Class of 2011. With her skillful hands and creative flair, she excelled in bringing out hidden beauty in others. Makeup artistry and hair styling became extensions of her vibrant personality.
Beyond work and studies, Kristina indulged in a variety of hobbies that brought joy to her life. She inherited her love for collecting socks from her mother, turning it into a charming collection that showcased her unique personality. Makeup and hair became not only a profession but also a source of personal enjoyment. Kristina's talent for crafting allowed her to express her creativity and create beautiful pieces that captured the imagination.
Kristina Marie Orantez Batt leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and laughter. Her selflessness and ability to uplift others will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have had her in their lives. She was an exceptional daughter, sister, friend, and colleague – always willing to lend an ear or offer support when needed most.
Kristina was survived by her parents, Freeman Batt and Roxanne Batt; her apa, George Orantez (Ida); sister, Biannika Miranda; brothers, Paul Miranda, Carlos Miranda, Jesse Batt, Noah Batt and Ricky Batt; nino, Roland (Veronica); tia, Orianna (Ray); tios, Gordo (Nellie), Nathan (Cherlynne) and Raymond Batt; nieces, Noemi, Uela, Janessa, Zaniyah, Arianna, Alicia and Vyannna; nephews, Jose (JJ), Alex (Jando), Damian (DJ), Francisco (Jr.), Isaiah, Carlos, Marcos and Mario; and many more tios, tias, cousins and friends. She is now reunited with her nana, Nellie Orantez and brother, Alberto Batt.
As we say our final goodbyes to Kristina, let us celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the invaluable impact she made on all of us. May our memories of her forever bring smiles and warmth to our hearts. Rest peacefully, dear Kristina Marie Orantez Batt; your spirit will live on in the lives you touched and the love you shared.