Love Surrounds You

Out of the Darkness Memorial Fund

Love Surrounds You – Out of the Darkness Memorial Fund honors the memory of Kristen Tenpenny by enhancing public awareness and understanding for mental health and suicide prevention efforts. These efforts include participating in motorcycle rides and walks for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the local veterans, and adolescence programs by raising money and awareness for World Suicide Prevention Month in September.

4th Annual Ride Out of the Darkness

Sept 28, 2024

The short version of the story: 

Kristen Mia Tenpenny, 31, born on July 4th, 1987 left us much too soon on April 2, 2019 to suicide. Kristen’s life was dedicated to service; she was a healer, an accomplished Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Sound Therapy and Stone Healer, and Mediation Teacher at Bok Towers Gardens. She graduated from Yoga Loft as a Hatha Yoga Teacher. 

Kristen impacted many people through her words and healing sessions. A lover of arts, nature, and people, she brought out the best in everyone she met. Her free-spirited nature naturally encouraged her interest in world travel. In her youth, she visited Europe and in later years, she traveled on a three-month road trip around the country. She loved new cultures, exploring new foods, and jumping out of airplanes. She is the bravest person we have met. Kristen understood that all of God’s creation was supremely connected. Her open heart never met a stranger and she was continually open to love and connectedness. All who met her immediately felt her peaceful spirit. Wise beyond her years, Kristen was an ‘old soul’, who loved unconditionally. She often spoke of angels, life’s purpose, and she would speak about ‘the most highest good’. Kristen radiated love, joy, light and inspiration. She was a nanny to children whom loved as her own. Kristen believed in us when we had difficulty believing in ourselves, her family being most important to her. Her soul was boundlessly connected to God and we know a good soul never dies. 

Kristen’s motto was ‘Love Surrounds You.’ Our family asks that you carry Kristen’s wish of prevailing love and eternal peace to all you meet on your journey of life.

Fund Administrators

  • Amanda Tenpenny


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Love Surrounds You – Out of the Darkness
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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