Tuesday, April 5, 2011

HOLLY SAUNDERS MCKELL


1974-2011

Holly, 37 passed away at home April 2, 2011 due to complications from complex congenital heart disease. She was born to Reed and Bobbi Saunders on April 8, 1974 with the probability of only living days. Defying the odds and pioneering a multitude of medical procedures, Holly amazed and taught us all by enduring 37 years of pure faith and strength.

Holly was radiant with happiness. She had a positive attitude, always looking for the best in others, never judgmental, or self-pitying. She brought sunshine to everyone she met. "Strangers are friends I haven't met yet." Heaven is happy Holly is home.

Born in California and growing up in the Cottonwood Heights area, Holly's deep love of the gospel of Jesus Christ influenced all who knew her. Her adventurous spirit took her to live in Arizona for 7 years where her love of life and friendships grew.
Moving back home to Utah, Holly met her sweetheart Quintin Thomas McKell. "It was truly my best moment when I met Quintin. I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for putting him in my life." They were married in the Jordan River Temple July 8th, 2006.
Together Quintin and Holly embarked on the greatest adventure of their lives, living in Australia for a year. There they adored the people, especially in their little branch, that loved them back. They cherished the birds, animals, and flowers of Cairns, Australia.
Survived by husband Quintin, parents Reed and Bobbi Saunders, sisters, Lisa (Greg) Lake, Shelly (Craig) Peters, Brother Danny Saunders, nieces and nephews. She loved Quintin's family and her constant friend Melanie Ledingham as well as hundreds of valued friends. Thank you to Holly's medical heroes; Primary Children’s Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Chicago Children’s Medical Center. A special thank you to the Lindon 13th ward.
Visitation/Viewing Thursday, April 7, 6:00-8:00 pm at River 6th Ward, 11473 S. Chapel Ridge Dr. (1080 W.) South Jordan, Utah 84095.

Funeral services will be held on her birthday, Friday April 8, 1:00 pm. South Jordan Utah River Stake Center, 1570 W. 11400 S. South Jordan, UT. A viewing will be held at 11:30 prior to the Funeral servic
"Tender mercies shall fall upon you like rain and wash away your tears"

Donations for Quintin at http://www.teamholly.blogspot.com/
Flowers SereniCare 12278 So. Lone Peak Parkway #103, Draper, UT 84020

4 comments:

Kyle said...

We will be there. We love you Holly!

My Gift's to Share said...

My heart breaks for you and your sweet family. As one who too has lost a loved one to CHD our time with our loved ones is short and never long enough. My the Saviors loving spirit be with you all during the road ahead. My you learn to gain strength from this struggle and gain the knowledge of the Savior and his love for you all. There is a saying we have in our home that goes like this "because someone we love is in heaven we feel a little bit of heaven in our home" My you be lift up in your times of need and sorrow. Thank you for sharing your sweet daughter, wife, friends, sister, cousin, and angel with us.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about this. This hit me hard because I am the same age as she is. *HUGS* I'll keep her loved ones in my prayers, I have no doubt that she's now their guardian angel...

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Elizabeth Mueller said...

*hugs* My heart goes out to the family. I know that God holds you dearly. <3