Kellie Christine (Selzer) Doyle, 26, of Shoreline, Wash., died Wednesday (Jan. 8, 2014) at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born on April 11, 1987, in Newton, the daughter of Douglas and Christina (James) Selzer. Kellie graduated from Newton High School in 2004, shortly after which she moved to the Seattle, Wash., area, where she attended the Art Institute of Seattle to pursue her dream of being a freelance photographer.
Kellie began working at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where she met David Doyle, the love of her life. They were married Oct. 11, 2013, in Wichita.
Kellie loved music and animals. Her love of children led her to work as a nanny. She was a leader with the Washington State Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Support Group, where she had grown the organization's membership and she mentored many others worldwide. Kellie also served on the Virginia Mason Hospital Patient Advocacy Organization. Kellie was passionate about empowering others to fight for - and receive - the quality medical care they deserve. Helping others was a major desire in her life.
Survivors include her husband, David of the home in Shoreline; parents, Douglas and Christina Selzer of Newton; brother, Eric Selzer of Wichita; grandparents, Lois Selzer of Hesston, Lucy James of Wichita, Michael James and his wife, Lois Misegadis of Newton; great-grandmother, Micaela A. Galvan of Newton; and two of her cousins who were a special part of her life, Makala and Mariah James. Also surviving are her in-laws, Mark and Susan Doyle of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Katie Doyle of Sacramento, Calif.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Monday (Jan. 13, 2014) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. As per Kellie's wishes, cremation has been effected.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the University of Washington E.D.S. Research. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
Published by The Kansan from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2014.