Allison Hall Kiesler
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Allison Hall Kiesler

Richmond, VA - Allison Hall Kiesler of Richmond, Virginia died September 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, David McKee Hall, Jr. of Sylva, NC and Sarah McCollum Hall Blount of State Road, NC; her husband, Donald J. Kiesler; and daughter Rachel Hall Kiesler. She is survived by her children, Sarah Hall Kiesler and Benjamin Hall Kiesler of Richmond, VA; her granddaughter, Lela Jane Barry; as well as her sisters, Anne Hall Hines, of Cary, NC and Hannah Hall Duke of Woodbridge, Va.

Allison worked in many capacities as an environmental educator - touching innumerable lives. She sought to help us all reconnect to the earth that supports us and to find wonder in nature.

Interment was in Hollywood Cemetery and a memorial was held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond on Saturday, September 15, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of James River Park, or the Nature Conservancy.

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Sep. 17, 2012.
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September 27, 2012
Allison was a very special person. I learned a lot from her and will miss her. I wish her family peace and comfort in knowing that Allison spent her life making a difference.
Donna Cottingham
September 22, 2012
Mrs. Kiesler was a phenomenal teacher who had such a passion for teaching and science. I'm extremely grateful that I ran into her, 10 years after I was her student, to tell her what an impact she had made on me. She was by far the most influential teacher in my student career. She will forever be the reason behind my enthusiasm for nature and science.
Eva Rivers
September 15, 2012
Allison was an amazing person and I feel honored to have known her. Thoughts and love with Sarah, Tim, Lela, and Ben.
Sarah Katz
September 15, 2012
We were very fortunate to have Allison as our neighbor for over 15 years. She exuded cheerfulness, optimism and generosity in abundance. While we are sad she has died, and we mourn, we're so grateful, and celebrate, that she LIVED.
Oz Geier
September 12, 2012
Dear Sarah and Ben,
I was so deeply saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her warm and tender way with people as well as animals. I know that she loved you both very much, and while she has gone to a better place she will never be forgotten by anyone who knew her. My prayers will be with you, as you remember the wonderful woman who touched the lives of so many.
May God Bless You, and Heaven Smile Upon You!!!
Elaine Probst
Ben's Kindergarten Teacher and Sarah's friend. :)
September 12, 2012
We were so blessed to have known Mrs. Keisler. She was a remarkable teacher and friend...and we will never forget her. Our sympathy to her family....
Liz Forman
September 12, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah, Ben and the family. I have fond memories of many summer chats with Allison at Granite Pool. So very sorry.
Chris Severson
September 11, 2012
I'm sorry I can't come to her memorial, Lewis Ginter is the perfect location- she loved science and nature! My daughter and I encountered Allison at Orchard House- she worked so hard!
Sharon Radabaugh
September 11, 2012
I am so happy that my daughter and I both had an opportunity to know Mrs. Kiesler. She had such a wonderful spirit and was a great role model for young women with her animals and plants. I always loved that she never anthropomorphized her animals. If you asked her what her turtle's name was, she would say, "box turtle". It was a good reminder to all of us that wild animals are not pets. We will miss you, Allison.
Molly Dellinger-Wray
September 11, 2012
What a wonderful teacher and person who inspired many young woman to inquire and learn.Allison gave of herself and truly loved her students at Orchard House . Our thoughts and prayers are with Ben and Sarah. Jay Douglas
September 11, 2012
She was a truly wonderful person, it was an honor to have been her friend.
Heather Veneziano
September 11, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mark and Judy Dowdle
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