Kelly Ann (McKinney) Ravert

Kelly Ann Ravert, age 58, of Lander, fought her courageous battle with cancer until May 9, 2016. There will be a celebration of her life on July 9, 2016 at 11 am, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home, in Lander. Kelly was born on August 27, 1957 to Edward and Hilda (Iiams) McKinney in Lander, Wyoming. She was the youngest of three children. She grew up on the family ranch and attended schools in Lander. Shortly after starting kindergarten, Kelly tried to quit school so she could go back to the ranch and help her Grandpa Earl. She was a member of a bowling league and a dart league in her earlier years and later became a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. Kelly loved keeping track of her grandbabies activities and accomplishments and looked forward to the phone calls to hear all about them. Her favorite time spent was when her family and friends visited. Kelly spent many hours crocheting, making blankets to either give away or keep at home. Having worked at Weekly's Interiors for many years, she learned how to make ceramics and was able to help teach others as well. She also made many crafty items from macrame, beadwork, and woodburnings. Her favorite time of the year was summer when she could watch the different types of birds visit her backyard. She especially loved it when the hummingbirds (being her favorite) showed up so she could watch them out her dining room window. Kelly was an animal lover from a young age and held a special place in her heart for her dogs Buddy, Daisy, and Spook. She liked being outdoors doing anything from gardening, arrowhead hunting, looking for antique bottles, camping, hunting, and fishing. She was happy when football season arrived so she could cheer for her Denver Broncos. Her wit, sense of humor, and especially her caring heart will be greatly missed. Kelly is survived by her husband of 24 years, Mike Ravert of Lander; daughter, Mandy Thomas and husband Terry, and grandchildren Jaysie, Cole, and Ellie of Wright; son, Jason Stevens and granddaughter Cameah of Gillette; son, Ben Ravert and wife Tiffany, and granddaughters Anzlie, Grayce, Emma, and Paysen of Stafford, Oregon; brother Tim McKinney and wife Roseanne of Lander; father and mother-in-law Dean and Dolores Ravert, sister-in-law Cheryl Ravert, and brother-in-law Wade Ravert and family, all of Casper; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Kelly was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents Earl and Dottie McKinney, and Jim and Beulah Iiams; sister Marilynn Adams; and nephew Todd McKinney. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Help for Health, Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, in Riverton, Wyoming. Online guestbook at #county10 #obits