Christy Killian

Book Cover: Christy Killian

John Killian, 29, and his wife Christy Killian, 20, had been married for seven months. Both Weyerhaeuser employees, they lived in Vader, Washington, and were camping at Fawn Lake, 9 miles and three ridgelines north of the mountain. John’s body was never found after the eruption, which led his family to conclude that he was fishing on a rubber raft when the blast cloud swept across the lake. Christy’s body was identified by the wedding band on her left hand.