Kristina Elizabeth Harp
November 10, 1966 to August 16, 2019
It is with profound sadness that I, her husband Dan, write about the passing of my wife, Kris, Aug. 16, 2019, from synovial sarcoma of the kidney to which she fought to her last breath. I was with her day and night for 24 days at the Family Medicine Unit at OHSU at which she was provided kind, competent and compassionate care.
Kris was born in Sacramento, Calif., to Wayne Johnson (deceased) and Barbara (Bunn) Johnson (deceased). She graduated from Sacramento State in 1989 (biology), then went on to USC School of Medicine (1993), OHSU Internal Medicine Residency (1996). She worked at Healthfirst Medical group (1996-99), private practice at Olson Memorial (1999-2004), founded Lake Oswego Medical in 2004 where she practiced until April 19, 2019.
Kris grew up with a profound love of horses (especially Mike). She competed in many horse shows into young adulthood with her friend Lisa. She was a lover of nature. Her mother Barbara was a close friend and confidant throughout her life.
The biggest passion in life for Kris was her beloved patients. When she was one-on-one with patients her personality would light up and you felt there was no problem she could not solve. She was a gifted athlete and as such was a role model for her patients. She ran 72 marathons and had a goal of running one in each state. She made 37. She could push through her limits and endure where others could not and made it look easy at the same time.
Aiming low was a waste of her time. She adored her 11-year-old son Jacob and loved him more than a mother possibly could. Of all her accomplishments, he was her greatest. In the last year of her life she took many trips with him, local and throughout the world, to give Jacob a lifetime of memories. His mother will never be forgotten to him.
She is survived by her spouse, Dan Thompson (20 years); son, Jacob; brother, Kirk Johnson; and stepdad, Bill Lind.
Kris has asked that there not be a service.
In lieu of flowers and donations Dr. Harp would
like her patients to locate a new doctor and get your
yearly exam and labs done in her honor. She would
say she did not choose this disease, but she would
like you to choose to be as healthy as possible.