A CELEBRATION OF LIFE – Cally McKee
April 9, 2014
Cally, beloved mother, sister, daughter, best friend and life partner passed away March 26th, 2014. Calandra Jean McKee was born March 27, 1971 in Brindisi, Italy, the daughter of Ron and Coralee McKee (Petersen). She lit up our lives for almost 43 years. She suffered a heart attack on March 25, and moved on to a new life on the eve of her 43rd birthday.
She grew up following her father’s military and educational career, arriving in Pinedale for 7th grade and graduating from Pinedale High School in 1989. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1996 and pursued a career in the energy industry. She touched many lives in the course of her career and her community involvement. We will be ever grateful for the people who reached out to us and shared their love and sorrow these last weeks. Thank you to all who took time, traveled far, and shared tears, hugs and laughs with us at her services on March 31st. It was a wonderful day of love and support for us.
Cally is remembered with love by her life partner, Jordan Vana; her sons, Ryan James McKee and Matthew James McKee; her parents, Coralee and Fred Petersen, Ronald McKee and Carol Wolfe; her brother James McKee, his wife Spring, and daughters Mesa and Aspen; and extended family and dear friends.
Cally had a bright red sign on her frig for a long time that said, "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON". It should have had a tag line: "...with laughter in your heart." As her family and friends, that is our job description. It is what she would want.