Carin Elizabeth (Haigh) Koenig, age 40 of San Tan Valley, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018. She was born to the late Roger Haigh and Carol Haigh on November 21, 1977 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Carin is survived by her mother, Carol Haigh, sister, Stephanie Jarvise (James) and niece, Lauren Jarvise. Being an Aunt was one of her favorite roles in life, she beamed with pride when talking about Lauren. She will also be forever remembered by her surviving uncles, aunts and cousins, one of whom (Will Haigh) donated his kidney to her.
Carin graduated from Mountain Pointe High School, attended Phoenix College and went on to work for the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department for over 19 years. She was a loving family member, loyal friend and devoted employee who brought out the best in everyone she met. She was an excellent listener and accepted everyone without judgement.
Carin was an extremely creative and talented crafter, often making special gifts for family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling to the mountains and the beach, riding on the back of a motorcycle, singing karaoke, listening to music, reading and animals. She owned three pot-belly pigs and numerous cats over the years, including Vespa her best fur friend of 18 years.
After being taken all to soon due to a long battle with diabetes and renal failure, Carin will live on in the hearts of all those she touched. She will be remembered for so much, but especially for her strength, humor, giving nature and smile.
A memorial service will be held December 2, 2018 at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213 at 10 AM.
Memorial donations in memory of Carin may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (https://www2.jdrf.org/site/Donation2?idb=85855078&df_id=2374&mfc_pref=T&2374.donation=form1) or the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary (http://www.ironwoodpigs.org).