February 6, 1985 ~ May 1, 2014
ARLINGTON – Kedra Marie Hanson passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, May 1, 2014, at age 29. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at The Church on Rush Creek, 2350 Southwest Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: If you would like to make a donation in Kedra's name, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453 or online at www.operationsmile.org Kedra was born on February 6, 1985 in Houston, Texas, to Kim (Hanson) Christoforo and Drew Hanson. Kedra graduated from James Martin High School in 2003 and went on to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Kedra went to pre-school at Saint Stephen United Methodist. She attended Wood Elementary, where she played soccer, tee-ball, basketball, and was a cheerleader, and participated in Girl Scouts and dance. She maintained perfect attendance throughout Elementary school, in all 7 years. She also competed in the State Miss Pre-teen Contest during elementary school. At Boles Junior High, she played basketball and was a cheerleader. At Martin High School, she was a cheerleader on the Varsity squad during her Freshman and Sophomore years. Kedra was also part of a competitive cheerleading squad, the "Trojans", that won the National Championship in 4 different years. Kedra had a great sense of humor, an angelic smile. She was extremely intelligent and she loved to learn. She was very personable and she was a family person. She loved to read, she loved music, she was a big sports fan; she was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars and Texas Rangers. She enjoyed playing fantasy football with family and friends and she loved to go to the beach and loved to watch sunsets. Kedra aspired to be a nurse. Survivors: Mother and Stepfather, Kim and Jeff Christoforo, of Arlington; Father, Drew Hanson and stepmother, Leslie Stern, of Weatherford; Sister and Brother-in-law, Kayna and Matt Duke, of Coppell; Brother, Dustin Hanson, of Valdosta, Georgia; Niece, Kayden Duke, and Nephew, Mason Duke, of Coppell; as well as grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-siblings, countless friends, and her cat Milo.