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Obituary: Kelly Jean (Urie) Elder 1971-2020 

A proud mother loved cooking, Elton John and her daughters

Published July 16, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. | Updated July 16, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.

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Kelly Jean (Urie) Elder, 49 — the most generous, brave, strong-willed, independent, loving mother, friend, daughter and sister — left these legacies behind as she passed away June 25, 2020.

Kelly was born May 13, 1971, and lived her first 18 years on the family dairy farm in South Albany, Vt. Her father called her “Baby Tender Love” after a popular doll of the time and the amount of affection we all had for her. Kelly was a precious, sweet and kind girl who grew into a precious, sweet, kind and sassy woman.

She graduated from Lake Region Union High School in 1989, and then attended Paul Smith’s College culinary program in New York. Later she lived in Burlington, Vt., and then Richmond, Vt. She married Peter Elder in October 2001. They later divorced but together had two wonderful daughters, Abigail and Caroline.

Kelly loved many things, including cooking, Elton John, flowers, her family and friends, and Vermont — but above all else, she loved her daughters. She was very proud of them and adored and admired everything about them.

She is survived by daughters Abby and Caroline; her mother, Ellen Urie; sister Wendi Urie and brother-in-law Mike Cimonetti; sister Barb Marshall; and niece and nephews Marissa, Jack and Hazen Marshall.

She is predeceased by her father, Richard Urie; brother Daniel Urie; and brother-in-law Jim Marshall.

A service for Kelly will be held in the Kingdom at a later date, when it is safe to do so. If you wish to make a memorial donation, you may use the Elder Children’s Benefit Fund, Bank of the Rockies, P.O. Box 2, Clyde Park, MT 59018.

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