Maureen Kelly 1958-2013: A Gifted Clinician & Bright Spirit Among Us

Mareen Kelly 2012We lost an irreplaceable alumna on February 17th 2013. Maureen Kelly, born on September 22, 1958, passed away after a long illness. She was born and raised in Racine, WI, received her BA-SLP degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, then moved to Colorado where she completed her MA at CU. She graduated from SLHS (CDSS) in 1984 and worked with many Colorado children and families for decades thereafter. She was a diligent student and gifted clinician. "Moe" was loved and respected by her clients, adored by her friends, and brought a calm presence to all she met. 

Of her many interests, Maureen enjoyed photography, travel, and hiking and became a glass artist within the last decade. She wrote about her dying process which involved her creative gifts and those of her community. She guided a multitude of friends to create individual glass tiles for a fence in her back yard as part of Lafayette's "Alley Art Project".

In November, 2012 Maureen wrote, It's working. Grandmas, toddlers, friends, etc. any age have just dived right in, helping each other, working together. I spend my time listening to those who are stopping by. I have watched tile after tile be created and strung outside on the fence, shedding bright, colorful light into our small community. The project strongly paralleled Maureen's spirit. Her son Patrick, a CU alumni helped to make the art project a reality. Maureen's life journey and departure will be a lasting learning experience for all. 

Colored Tiles