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Obituary: Kelley Joyce Holdren

December 30, 1974 – November 21, 2023

Kelley Joyce Holdren Kelley Joyce Holdren, nee Smith, age 48, of Dyer, IN, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Beloved wife of Cliff Holdren III. Dear mother of Isabella and Hannah Holdren. Dear sister of Kathy Smith, late Matthew (Rebecca) Smith, Mark (Shawna) Smith, Luke Smith, and Darcy (Chris) Scandura. Aunt of Tyler, Kiley, Jessica, Brieana, and Matthew. Cherished daughter of Carol and the late James Smith.

Kelley was chief flight nurse and program director of UCAN at the University of Chicago Hospital. She served as the President of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Visitation Monday, November 27, 2023 from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Funeral service Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Hobart Humane Society. For further information, please call 219-322-7300.

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