Kelli Hansen was a bright light to all who knew her. She was patient, kind, and wise. She gave her best effort in all that she did and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Kelli Hansen was an award winning photographer, children's book author, and artist. Of all her accomplishments, family was her highest priority. This was what gave Kelli's life meaning and the drive to be the best she could be.
In 1999, she graduated from college with a double major in English and Photography, Suma Cum Laude. In 2000 she married Eric and together they established Hansens' Photography. In 2005, Kelli gave birth to her son, Cannon and in 2011, her daughter Merit. Being a mother was the joy of her life.
In October of 2015, though never missing her anual tests, Kelli was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. As always, she faced this challenge with courage and grace, often taking care of her family's needs before her own. In 2018, she accomplished one of her lifetime goals of writing and illustrating children's books.
On March 1st, 2019, Kelli was called home by her Creator. We miss her tremendously but we know that we will see her again. Until then, we will do our best to make her proud, and continue her lagacy of excellence.