Obituary: Dr. Katy Morton Kristia

Dr. Katy Morton Krista, DVM, MS, CVA, an equine veterinarian with the Piedmont Equine Practice, Inc. of The Plains, Va., was a victim of a fatal car accident on Jan. 5, 2018.

Katy was born on Nov. 17, 1976, in Wichita.

She is survived by her husband, Ben Krista of the home; parents, John and Pat Morton of North Newton; brother, Paul Morton; nieces, Paige Morton and Reagan Morton of Lafayette, Colo.; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She also is survived by her beloved horses, Milton and Harry, and her dog, Henry.

Katy attended public schools in Wichita, graduating from the International Baccalaureate Program at Wichita High School East. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University as well as her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received an additional master’s degree from Virginia Tech. Recently, she had become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

In college, Katy was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Following college, she also became a member of P.E.O., continuing a family legacy. In addition, Katy was an active participant in several professional veterinary organizations. Katy loved her husband, her family and her work; her calm, caring manner was greatly appreciated and she will be missed by many.

A celebration of Katy’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita.

A memorial has been established honoring Dr. Katy Morton Krista supporting the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine at the Kansas State University Foundation. Contributions may be sent to: KSU Foundation, 1800 Kimball Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan, KS 66502. Please indicate the fund as M47180.  (http://www.ksufoundation.org/give/Morton/Krista). Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.