Kirsten Annika Auld, 45, died June 7, 2021, in Enoch, Utah. She grew up in the St. Paul and Arden Hills area and graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., with a degree in studio arts. She continued studying silversmithing in the master of fine arts program at the University of Georgia in Athens.
While in Georgia, Kirsten developed an interest in cooking and received her culinary arts degree from the Art Institute of America in San Diego, Calif. Kirsten pursued cooking as a chef and kitchen manager in Athens, Ga.; San Diego, Calif.; St. Cloud and most recently Cedar City, Utah.
Kirsten loved nature, animals and was a free spirit always giving of herself and helping others. She always had a brood of various pets: cats, her beloved dog Maggie and other dogs, rats, hedgehogs, frogs, fish and guinea pigs. Everywhere Kirsten lived, she seemed to find stray animals and always sought to find them new homes. Her love of nature and animals was a driving force in Kirsten’s life.
Kirsten is survived by her family. A celebration of her life was held at St. Cecilia’s Church on July 14. Donations in memory of Kirsten can be made to the ASPCA or the Minnesota Boxer Rescue.