Kelly Rae Vance Hocking was born on January 3, 1960 to Richard and Beth Simmons Vance. Passed away on Sunday April 26, 1998, at the age of 38.

Married to William Hocking on April 1, 1995 with whom she found the love, security and peace of mind she needed so much. Though her life was often filled with illness and pain she was always there to love, give and be a friend to one and all.Kelly was active in many charitable projects. Serving on the board of "Kindly Gifts" she spent many hours making and giving gifts to the terminally ill.

She brought a ray of sunshine into the lives of all she met. We will miss you Kelly, your remarkable smile, sweet spirit and your ability to lift us up when we were down.

"Our Special Angel"

Survived by her parents; husband; sisters, Shauna Vance and Suzanne Hansen; brothers, Casey and Paulo; nieces and nephews, Lindsey, Ashley, Dustin, Richard and Preston; grandparents, Rex and Ruth Vance, Alex Simmons; and step-grandmother, Florence; and many, many special friends. Preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Edna Simmons.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 29th at 7:15 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State St., where friends and family may call Wed. from 6-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers family suggests donations be made to "Kindly Gifts", 105 West 6480 South, Murray, UT, 84107.

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