Kelly Ann McCormick

  • "Phyllis..I just heard about Kelly's passing and hope you..."
    - Mary Jo Roeder
  • "The times we spent together in Michigan will always remain..."
    - Charlene
  • "Phyl...many years, many memories, lots of laughs, tears and..."
    - Angel
  • "I'm grateful to have known Kelly. She lent her generosity..."
    - Emily Ware
  • "Dear Phyl and Keegan, Thinking of Kelly just now, I see her..."
    - Belinda Kremer

McCORMICK Dr. Kelly Ann McCormick, 51, of Columbus, died Thursday, February 17, 2011, at her residence. She was born June 7, 1959, in Santa Ana, California, to Nancy (Herr) McCormick and the late Frank McCormick II. She was a graduate of the Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and held multiple degrees from the Ohio State University, including a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sociology. She was a proud mom, an activist and artist, and the founder of momazons, a national lesbian mother's organization. For 26 years, she was a workshop presenter and staff member at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Michfest and its womyn gave Kelly life and the strength to struggle against the health issues she so courageously faced. In the final years, she found the rfamilyvacations folk who created much appreciated magic. She was a Clintonville resident and benefited greatly from the care and concern of her wonderful neighbors. She is survived by her longtime companion and partner of 30 years, Phyllis Gorman; son, Keegan McCormick; sister, Brett (Lucho) Esquivel; brother, Frank "Mac" (Susan) McCormick; and beloved nephews and nieces, Parker, Lexi, Case, Ashley, Natalie and Tess. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, May 28, 2011. The family strongly urges her many friends and momazons supporters to go online to share stories and condolences at
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2011
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