Ocean City Today

Kristy Lynn McDonald

May 17, 2018
Kristy Lynn McDonald

printed 05/18/2018

Ocean Pines

Kristy Lynn McDonald was born Aug. 11, 1951 in Baltimore to Marilyn and Albert DeHoff.

She passed away on May 3, 2018 after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her three daughters, Marilyn, Amber and Katrina, and her beloved dog, Bette.

Kristy was a true Maryland girl. She grew up and raised her children in Baltimore County. She attended Edmondson Heights Elementary, Johnnycake Middle, Woodlawn High and Towson High schools, graduating in 1969.

In 1996, she relocated to Ocean Pines to continue raising her children on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While living in Ocean Pines, she wrote the popular Ocean Pines Gazette cooking column, “Cookin’ with Kristy.”

She had a full career as a medical transcriptionist, working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kernan Hospital, Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She eventually retired to The Villages, Florida.

Her family is going to miss her strong will, constant support and unconditional love. Kristy’s daughters were her whole world and she always let the whole world know it.

She was a hardworking, single mother and a constant example of how to be a strong independent woman.

Kristy’s family is thankful to all of her friends and caregivers over the last few years that helped her fight cancer. Many people showed that compassion and empathy are all around us.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Coastal Hospice (coastalhospice.org/make-a-donation), which took amazing care of her.

A Celebration of Life for Kristy will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Marina Deck in Ocean City. All who knew Kristy and her three girls are welcome to attend and raise a toast to her memory.

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