Kelly Gantvoort Morand DVM, age 59, left this earth unexpectedly and suddenly due to some medical complications, on August 22, 2019.

Kelly Leann Gantvoort was born on May 25, 1960, in Alamosa, Colorado to Olive and Noble Gantvoort. She grew up on a beautiful farm where she loved to ride horses and gained a passion for animals. In high school, she found another passion for music where she played the flute for both the concert and marching band. Her love of animals and music took her to Adams State College where she received a pre medical degree of Biology in 1984 and then continued on to Colorado State University, Fort Collins, majoring in Animal Medicine. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She began her long career of being a veterinarian in Hobbs, New Mexico where she fell in love with her husband Jean-Marc Morand. The two married on August 1st, 1992 and moved back to the mountain town of Woodland Park, Colorado where they raised two beautiful daughters, Kathleen and Laura.

She is survived by her husband, Jean-Marc Morand; her two daughters, Kathleen and Laura Morand; and her two sisters, Karen Morsch and Terry Gantvoort; two nieces, Cheryl Potman and Brenda Lough; nephew, Bob Morsch; and two great nephews, Jeremy and Jacob Potman. She will always be remembered and loved by the many lives she touched.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 2 pm. For those who would like to attend we are asking you to please wear what is comfortable for you and would like to honor her by wearing purple and/ or yellow as those were her favorite colors. Guests may prepare thoughts and memories to share.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made in her name to Teller County Regional Animal Shelter (TCRAS). This can be done online at

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This Obituary Has 8 Condolences

  1. Kelly was a great friend in high school. We did all the band things together. I am truly shocked and saddened at her passing. Prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Dr Morand was an amazing lady & a gentle & kind vet. I was so happy when she joined Dr Gross at Brown’s. I will never forget her beautiful smile & warm personality the first time I met her. She was compassionate in her care of my 3 beautiful cats & supportive & sympathetic when my daughter had to have her golden retriever put down. My cats & I were blessed to have her as a part of our lives. The world has lost a most wonderful soul & I will miss her.

  3. Dr. Morand was an awesome vet. So sweet. So gentle. So kind. I loved her and will miss her so much. Will always remember and appreciate her kindness to me and my pets. I am so saddened by her loss. I know she made a positive impact on many lives. Both animal and human.

  4. Our children are a reflection of ourselves and our successes as parents. I have been blessed to become friends with Kelly’s oldest daughter, and after having met Kelly, I can tell where her kindness and monumental heart were derived. This world is at a loss, all too soon with her passing.

  5. Dr. Morand has been our friend and vet at Fillmore Vet Hospital and now at Browns. We are so saddened by her passing. She was a wonderful friend and vet to many of our animals. We wish her family comfort at this sad time. We will always remember Kelly with a smile in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

    Susan & Stan Kouba

  6. Dr. Morand was a wonderful vet and even more wonderful person. Her warm smile and caring, genuine nature were always present and most welcome each time we came to Brown Veterinary Hospital. She took great care of our kitties, Foxy and Teddy. We will miss her terribly. Our sincere condolences to her family and to all at Brown Veterinary Hospital.

    The Kuman Family

  7. Kelly was a wonderful person. She was a kind and gracious veterinarian. My condolences to her family for such an unexpected loss.

  8. I was at Brown’s office today, after having not been in since early August. I was asking how Dr. Morand was doing, and was saddened to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful, compassionate veterinarian..and will be greatly missed by my furry bunch.

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