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Kelsi Shawn Craven

February 21, 1990 ~ April 30, 2015 (age 25)
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A candle was lit by The Killian Family on May 2, 2015 4:30 PM
Message from The Killian Family
May 2, 2015 5:57 PM

Dear Shawn, Colleen, Maquelle, Calder, Kaden and all extended family members,

We want to express our deepest sympathy and love for you at this most difficult time. We will always love Kelsi and remember her sweet friendship for Charisse. How thankful to Heavenly Father we are that Charisse and Kelsi met when they both were young and how we watched them grow up. We were so sad to move away but, Charisse always knew Kelsi and her would be friends forever. You will continually be in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love to you and may you find peace and comfort now and especially throughout the days ahead.

With all of our love,
Harrison, Kim and family
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A candle was lit by Jessica Frischknecht on May 2, 2015 6:12 PM
Message from Jessica Frischknecht
May 2, 2015 6:18 PM

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy.

And that is exactly what you did!

I now have nobody to have people stare at me with but I understand, you are probably dancing with Tom Brady's twin right now.

I will drink some mountain dew for you, and sprinkle a little glitter wherever I go.

Don't rest, girl. Party like your wheels just got shined.

Miss you already!
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A candle was lit by Jessica hayward on May 2, 2015 6:32 PM
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A candle was lit by Jeff Hoffman on May 2, 2015 6:50 PM
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A candle was lit by Tammy Duke on May 2, 2015 7:23 PM
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A candle was lit by Carlos Mitchell on May 2, 2015 8:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Yarianna Ledger on May 2, 2015 9:33 PM
Message from Kay Carrington
May 2, 2015 9:39 PM

you have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for the privilege to help with Kelsi.
I am blessed to be her friend.
Kay Carrington
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A candle was lit by Anonymous on May 2, 2015 9:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Jenna Luzzo on May 2, 2015 9:43 PM
Message from Utah
May 2, 2015 9:44 PM

I have not met Kelsi as a cohort in the master's program and she has made a lasting impression on me, as she had with many others. Kelsi is a strong, friendly, cheerful, and completely understanding. To me, she is approachable and has a passion for helping others. I am grateful for that Kelsi chose to study at BYU so that I have the privilege to meet her. Our first semester as graduate students were tough, and Kelsi still had a great demeanor and personality despite her challenges. It is an absolute honor that I can be a part of her life and share the same passion as her in the social work field. I will always keep her as a dear part of my life.
Message from Tiffani Lowry Hess
May 2, 2015 10:01 PM

Kelsi always had the light of the gospel shining in her eyes! She truly was a kind, joyful, sweet friend to everyone who knew (and didn't know) her. It is easy to see that she was loved by all who met her. Praying for your family at this time. I know you will find comfort in the gospel that Kelsi held so dear!
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A candle was lit by Tina Cardew on May 3, 2015 12:16 AM
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A candle was lit by Iddy Garcia on May 3, 2015 12:37 AM
Message from Amber Williams
May 3, 2015 1:38 AM

I've often thought of Kelsi since she graduated from DHS. She was such a joy to have class. She was a positive influence on me and all who associated with her.
God Bless your family during this time. She will be missed.
Mrs. Amber Williams
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A candle was lit by Lizzie Tanner and daughter Hannah Bell on May 3, 2015 8:48 AM
Message from Lizzie Tanner
May 3, 2015 9:05 AM

I really don't know what to do right now. I mean the one thing that sticks out in my mind was when kelsi could still walk. We were put as roommates at summer camp. There was a dance we were getting ready for and kelsi showed us a tiara her mom had helped her pack. She got all bashful about wearing it outside the room but I told her there was nothing to it. She let me wear it that night and I had all this attention. A few years later we started talking about this memory while once again at summer camp and we were once again roommate. I had introduced her to Mountain Dew and Skittles during a game of Apples to Apples. She told me that seeing me take control of things after I had the tiara on showed her she needed to come out of the bubble. She needed to take chances and try new things. She told me she looked up to me. Now I know I'm not perfect but to hear that beautiful bright eyed beauty tell me that she looked up to me, really helped me.
I know that the cravens were The luckiest family out there because for 25 years they had kelsi as their daughter. She touched the hearts of everyone that knew her.
I love you guys so much. I know you will see her dancing again someday, this time with a perfect body. She deserves it.
Message from Doug and Ann Berg (Phil and Twilas Sandy friends)
May 3, 2015 10:44 AM

We are thinking of you. Kelsi's accomplishments and your loving family are an inspiration. Praying you may find peace.
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A candle was lit by The Sawyer family on May 3, 2015 1:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Scott Moulton on May 3, 2015 2:34 PM
Message from Scott Moulton
May 3, 2015 2:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
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A candle was lit by Brandon Cooper on May 3, 2015 3:07 PM
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A candle was lit by Nikki Bishop on May 3, 2015 4:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Randall, Brenda, Heidi and Brittany Mills on May 3, 2015 4:56 PM
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A candle was lit by Dana Carpenter on May 3, 2015 10:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Chelsea Watts on May 3, 2015 10:41 PM
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A candle was lit by Maquelle on May 4, 2015 12:10 AM
Message from kathy and nick dokos
May 4, 2015 8:06 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. Kelsi is the light of your lives and everyone she came into contact with. She is an example of strength and courage. We cannot help but be happy for her new life and reunion with her grandpa and grandma. They will take good care of her, and we all know that she will be taking care of them too.
Message from Jeanne Ranck
May 4, 2015 9:33 AM

How bitter sweet this is, Kelsi is free at last of the challenges of her frail body. She accomplished so much. Yet we rejoice to know she is free of her pain and confinement of a diease that took little by little day by day. Kelsi's smile which always lit up her face must be bigger while she walks, runs, skips, and dances today and forever more. Kelsi you were deeply loved and will be forever missed. Peace be with your family knowing you are free at long last.
Aunt Jeanne
Message from Jeannine and Wynston Sumpter
May 4, 2015 11:55 AM

Dear Colleen and Shawn Please know of our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. We will not be able to attend the funeral because of an illness, but know that we are thinking of you. We cannot comprehend what you are going through, but we send our love and support to you and your family.
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A candle was lit by Janie Hansen on May 4, 2015 12:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Dr. Simonsen's office on May 4, 2015 1:09 PM
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A candle was lit by Memphis on May 4, 2015 1:17 PM
Message from Scott Squire
May 4, 2015 1:18 PM

Dear Colleen and Shawn and Family,
My heart and prayers go out to you at this difficult time of loss. I was blessed to know Kelsi, to see her smile, to see how she loved, how she loved you, how she loved life. She taught me about courage. She willed herself to go forward, to graduate, to be fully involved. She touched hearts. Thank you for inviting me into your home to feel your love, your love for Kelsi and hers for you. You are amazing.
I remain always, your friend, Scott
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A candle was lit by charisse killian on May 4, 2015 3:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Danny and Gayle Cook on May 5, 2015 2:50 AM
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A candle was lit by Adam J Rounds on May 5, 2015 1:13 PM
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A candle was lit by The Milman family on May 7, 2015 6:30 PM
Message from Mailman's Dave, Sandy
May 7, 2015 6:42 PM

Kelsi was an inspiration to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We are so glad Brooke was able to be her roommate while she attended BYU. It was a privilege for her. Kelsi will be remembered fondly as the girl who never gave up. We loved her! May you be blessed, you now have a special guardian angel watching over your family.
Message from Price, UT
October 31, 2015 8:34 PM

Dear Kelsi,
I know I never knew you, but you seemed like such an amazing and inspirational person. I had heard about what happened on Facebook through mutual posting and I had an urge to say something here. You were beautiful and from what I've seen, very artistic and persistent. I truly wish I could have met you. I'm sure my mom would've loved to meet you as well. She struggles with MS and I'm sure it would help her to meet someone who fights through a life altering disability with motivation and happiness to spare. You were so strong, it hurts to see all the posts from mourning friends but it also puts a smile on my face seeing the wake of happy memories you left for all your friends and family. I know I'm only thirteen and I don't know much about anything, but what I do know is that you were a wonderful person. Rest in peace Kelsi, maybe I can meet you when I invent a safe method of time travel, or maybe when I pass. See you soon Kelsi.
With Love,
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A candle was lit by Autumn Lucille on October 31, 2015 8:35 PM
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