Keely was born in San Luis Obispo, California and raised in the nearby town of Atascadero.Her family consisted of her mother, Laura Kasfeldt, and her older brother, Wyatt, as well asaunts, uncles, cousins, a grandmother and many friends.Her childhood was filled with energy, activity and laughter. The raucous child with the flamingred hair and wonderful smile (also, surprising temper). She told anyone that her goal was totravel the world and have adventures.Soon after graduating high school, she decided to move to Los Angeles. She attended FIDM(Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) for a short time, but basically it was a meansto start her adventures.. She made numerous lifelong friends, wherever she went. She startedher travels, living in several different areas of Southern California, as well as San Francisco.She lived for a short time in Costa Rica, visited Mexico, Canada, Bali, Peru. She had alaughter-filled trip with her cousins to Ireland. Her niece, Laine, was born and Keely becameknown as "Chicken" to her favorite person. She was 26 years old when she was diagnosedwith breast cancer. This started a decade long "relationship" with abnormal cells of cancer.Her adventures became more important to her, as did her many friends. She moved to thecoast of California to San Clemente. It reminded her of the small town she had grown up in.She learned to teach yoga, Barre 3 fitness and continued her travels. She lived in Seattle. Sheloved the beauty, but decided she needed the sun. She moved to Tucson to be near her soulsister, Teryn. She met a tribe of good friends. learned to rock climb, kayak and take long hikes.She loved desert sunsets.Tucson was also where she learned that the abnormal cells were taking over. She met Michael,who decided he loved her enough to go on this journey with her. Every weekend was filled withoutdoor adventures and trips around Arizona with Mike and friends. Keely's friends were at thestage of having children and she delighted in becoming "Auntie Chicken" to a crew of "littles"as she called the new babies being born.She frequently talked about how grateful she was for her "amazing life". That's probably onereason people enjoyed her company. That along with her smile and laughter. Her last monthswere filled with people visiting. There was a trip to Hawaii with family and a trip to Alaska withMike. She got to see puffins and white water raft. There was a trip to Florida...manatees wereinvolved.On January 5, after days of music and laughter and being surrounded by the people she loved,she waited till everyone had left. She took her last breath, with Mike by her side.There were a couple of celebrations of Keely in Tucson. On April 23, there was a celebration atthe beach in San Clemente. There were stories and cookies. And in true Keely fashion, as herfriends paddled out in the ocean to lay a wreath, sunbeams broke through the clouds and apod of dolphins swam past her wreath.\n\nThere are no gallery images.