KariAnna Bergitte Karstad, 41, of Cataumet died unexpectedly on October 16.
The daughter of Beatrice and Kaare Karstad, she was born in Princeton, New Jersey. Her family moved to Cape Cod in 1991 to be closer to family and help take care of her maternal grandmother. As a child she spent many summers with her sister and cousins attending Cataumet Club Camp; there she learned to sail, swim and play tennis.
After graduating from Bourne High School in 1998, she went on to receive a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2002.
She married in 2006 and was the front desk manager at a local salon and spa.
Ms. Karstad loved to cook and find new recipes to try and then share with family. She was fond of travel and took trips to Norway to visit family, Aruba to relax and enjoy the sunshine, and also spent time in Hawaii with her mother, sister and boyfriend the summer before her mother died.
She leaves her sister, Katrine Smith and her family of Lakeville; and her former spouse, Judah Branagan of Andover; and extended family.
A memorial service was held on November 6 at Cataumet United Methodist Church.
Burial was private.