Our beloved friend, daughter and sister, Kelly Ann Crowther, was born July 8, 1961, and left this life on July 15, 2023.
Kelly graduated from Douglas County High School in 1979 and attended the University of Colorado earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design in 1983. A proud Buff, Kelly made the most of her time at CU, enjoying the campus, the city of Boulder and making lifelong friends along the way.
After graduation, Kelly began her first job as an architect for Davis Partnership and moved to project architect at Sholar Buchanan Associates after that. She started her own business, TransForma Design, in 1995, and later joined Heery International as a senior interior architect until 2014 when she once again set out on her own, forming Design Alchemy.
With a true entrepreneurial spirit, Kelly led Design Alchemy with a focus on outpatient medical planning and design for stand-alone clinics, hospitals and medical office buildings. She was sought after for her creativity and attention to detail with a goal of integrating functionality and aesthetics into practical and beautiful spaces that served both patients and staff.
At the time of her passing, Kelly had been working as a commercial plans examiner for the Douglas County Planning Department for six years, responsible for reviewing a variety of plans and specifications for commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Kelly’s artistic skills led to a lifelong love and appreciation of the arts. With a keen eye for color and composition, she was an amazing photographer, designer, illustrator and artist. She also loved travel and the outdoors, spending many hours in search of photographic beauty across the U.S. and Europe.
She loved and cared deeply for all animals. From the many cats she lived with to elephants in Africa, Kelly had a heart for them all. She grew up with horses and participated in 4-H as a child.
But Kelly had an even bigger heart for her friends and those she loved. Her generosity, humor and kindness knew no bounds. She helped take care of her mother, Earlene, who died in 2021 after a long battle with cancer, and was looking after her father, William, at the time of her death. Kelly loved nothing more than meeting friends for dinner and whiling away the hours talking about the world around her, common interests and future plans.
She is survived by her father; her brother, Dan Crowther of Henderson, Nevada; her sister-in-law, Crystal; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial gifts in Kelly’s honor may be made to the Wild Animal Sanctuary, 2999 Co Rd 53, Keenesburg, Colorado 80643.
Kelly left us too early. She will be deeply and sadly missed. May she rest in peace.