Kiana Karinne Rechberg, 19, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Her death was a result of an auto accident on California Highway 199. She resided with her family in Jacksonville, Ore.
Kiana was born July 19, 1992, in Orange, Calif., to her proud and loving parents, Mark and Jacquie Rechberg. She attended schools in Gold Beach and Bandon, and graduated from Cascade Christian High School as an Honor Roll student.
Kiana was attending Southern Oregon University to become a kindergarten teacher. She loved and played sports, especially volleyball. Kiana had a love for both animals and children. God's love and her warm and caring heart was evident in her life. She was known as Love and blessed everyone with her beautiful smile. Kiana was much loved and admired by her family, fellow students and peers, and will be grievously missed. Kiana would truly want others to rejoice because she is in heaven with her heavenly Father.
"A beautiful person inside and out, no matter what came her way or what obstacle she was faced with, she overcame it. She believed in her dreams and overcame this world. She gave so much love and loved everyone so deeply and passionately. I couldn't ask for a more understanding, loving and non-judgmental friend. Quote from a close friend.
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge you are never alone." Kiana's favorite quote from Audrey Hepburn.
She is survived by her parents, Mark and Jacquie Rechberg; her brother, Kallen, age 14; and her sister, Koral, age 12. She is also survived by her grandparents, Ann Rechberg, of
Murrieta, Calif., Joel Harkins, of Orange, Calif., and Mary Harkins, of Portland, Ore.
There will be a public viewing Friday, December 2, 2011, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., at Conger Morris Central Point Chapel, 800 North Pacific Highway. A memorial service for Kiana will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12:00 p.m., at Applegate Christian Fellowship, 7590 Highway 238, Jacksonville. There will be a reception immediately following.