Kelly Jean Windom

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2008

Juneau resident Kelly Jean Windom died April 14, 2008, in Juneau, after approximately seven years of battling colon cancer. She was 47.

Born in 1960, in Spokane, Wash., she graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1978. She attended The University of Alaska Southeast and graduated magna cum laude.

At her work, she loved to provide the children of the community with haunted houses on Halloween, Christmas parties and various other safe and fun activities throughout the year. Her family said she also loved to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay For life. Last year, she helped plan a carnival for kids and raised hundreds of dollars, they said.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilford "Buss" Patrick.

She is survived by her daughters, Candice, Kristina and Colleen Windom, of Juneau; mother, Norma Patrick, of Juneau; sisters, Deborah Patrick, of Alburqurqe, N.M., Virgina Waterhouse and her husband, Jason, of Juneau, Shelly Hohenthaner and her husband, Andy, of Juneau; sister-in-laws, Monica Mitchell and her husband, Glenn, of Juneau, and Jodie Davis and her husband, Marcus, of Denver, Colo.; and grandchildren, Reagan and Sofia Rifanburg, of Juneau.

A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Mountain View Senior Center, 895 West 12th St.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to the Juneau Douglas American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, 3851 Piper St., Suite U240, Anchorage, AK 99508.

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