Skyler Ann Kelly June 10, 1999 - November 22, 2018 An Angel went to Heaven this past Thanksgiving Day. Skyler Ann Kelly died from injuries sustained in a truck and trailer accident. She was born in Grand Junction, CO on June 10, 1999, to Tommy Charles Kelly and Chasity Marie Jensen. Skyler attended pre-school and elementary school in Montrose, CO, while living with her aunt and uncle, April and Carl Kelly. She moved to Grand Junction to spend time with her dad and attended middle school there. She decided that her beloved Papa David needed her, so she moved to the family ranch in Nucla, CO. In 2015 she went to Spain as an exchange student. In 2017 she graduated from Norwood High School with top honors and a full scholarship to CU Denver, where she was in her sophomore year. Skyler touched so many lives because she was always helping people. She excelled in her studies, but was also a very accomplished horsewoman and artist. She was everyone's favorite babysitter and critter sitter! Skyler loved hunting, fishing, and pretty much everything outdoors, especially camping with her boyfriend, Connor. She loved her cousin, Brenden, like a brother, and they had so much fun snowboarding and just hanging out together. Skyler was preceded in death by her beautiful mother, Chasity; great-aunt, Patricia Stokes-Stewart; great-grandma, Grace Sessions, and most recently, her "adopted" grandpa and fishing buddy, Randy Trounce. Surviving and loving family members include her Papa David Kelly of Nucla; grandmother, Shelley Kelly; uncle and aunt, Carl and April Kelly and family; grandparents, Angie and Laverle Wilson; uncle, Adam (Carrie) Wilson, all of Montrose; her father, Tommy Kelly; great-aunt and uncle, Nancy and Jim Baker all of Grand Junction; uncle, Brian (Michelle) Wilson of Denver; aunt, Amy (Mike) Minard of St. Paul, MN; great-uncle and aunt, Benton and Beverly Kelly of Lewisville, TX; sisters, Patience and Celine Rhoades of Silverton, CO; sister, Dally Kelly (Tiffany Eyl) of Pocatello, ID, and cousin, Roy and Janeice Pfander and family of Greenriver, UT. She is also survived by her loving boyfriend, Connor Canty of Aurora, CO. Other loving family members on her mother's side include her aunts, Misty Gordon and Stormy Locke; grandmother, Debra Jensen; grandfather, Chris Maestas; step-grandfather, Steve Gutheil, and uncles, Michael Maestas, Nathan Maestas, Jacob Maestas, Gary Patton, and Chris Jensen, all of Grand Junction, CO. There will be a viewing, Wednesday, November 28th, from 5 - 7:00 p.m., at Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main, Montrose, CO. Services will be Thursday, November 29th, at 1:30 at the Norwood High School gymnasium, 1225 Summit St., Norwood, CO. Burial will follow at the Nucla Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the Nucla Community Center (formerly the Moose Lodge) in Nucla. Arrangements are being handled by Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose, CO.
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This is heartwrenching. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all who loved her. Praying you'll find peace through this tragedy.
December 6, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope the words in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 14 can bring you some comfort. Knowing that there is a future for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.