Kira Kristie Ostman was born on Oct. 16, 1985. She was 34 years young when her life was taken on May 30, 2020, in Billings.
She was the daughter of Craig and Kathie Ostman of Conrad. Kira was a loving, caring, compassionate, big-hearted young woman. Her family meant everything to her. She was her dad’s “bud” and her mother’s precious girl.
Her work ethic was strong and reliable. She was liked by all her employers and coworkers. She aced every job interview she was given. A modest, natural beauty who often sported a baseball cap but could turn around and look stunning in a dress. She never thought of herself that way. She had a beautiful singing voice from the time she was a little girl. She enjoyed hiking, target practicing, biking, gopher hunting, and cooking with her dad. She also traveled through countries in Asia and Europe with her sisters. In 2008, she graduated with honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon. She had been currently employed as a social service technician at Child and Family Services Division in Billings.
Survivors include her parents, Craig and Kathie Ostman of Conrad; sisters Jolie (Jason) Kiser of Great Falls, Maria Ostman of New York; nephews Grayson and Penn Kiser; aunts Lorili Ostman of California, Denise (John) Soto of California, Connie Hirsch of Choteau; Uncle Danny (Debbie) Williams of Alaska. First cousins include Jeff, Kelly, Jim and Brian Hirsch, Robert (Jordan) Williams, Andy Williams, Dominic (Amanda) Alexander, Alexa (Josh) Lozano, Danielle (Robert) Smith, Brittiny (Tyler) Cheatwood, and many little cousins. Honorary sisters are Tessa Konieczka, Christina Deshner, Diana Sungren, Jalayna Hartman, and Dorothy Ho. Honorary aunts are Carol Lea, Kathleen Van Heel, Kathy Maynard, Terry Syvertson, and Cheryl Bentley. Honorary uncle is Randy Bentley and her dear friend, Mark Smith. Honorary cousins are Danielle and Chris Verbus and Cade Bishop. Honorary nieces and nephews are Peyton, Taylor, William, Tneea, Tatum, and Tuff.
Preceding her in death was Grandma Pauline “Toots” Embody, Grandpa Alvin “Porky” Ostman, and infant cousin, Michael Hirsch.
Kira was loved and will be missed greatly. She was a loyal daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her. We invite you to view photos and memories of Kira at www.kiraostman.weebly.com. You will also be able to send condolences to the family on the guestbook page of this same website.
Kira’s memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13. It will be on a live video stream and you may request an electronic invitation by filling in an online request at the previously mentioned site. Please know that the number of attendees is limited, so we ask that you please understand that preference will be given to family and close friends. Because of this, a recording of the service will be made available to everyone on the website after the 13th. Thank you all for your loving support.