Kelci Anne Santy loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt passed away March 16, 2022, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous two and a half years battle with breast cancer. Kelci was born February 25, 1988, to Philip Gary Santy and Ellen Sue Christiansen and grew up in Taylorsville. Kelci married Christopher Smith on February 11, 2011. She was a friend to all and all who knew her were taken in by her contagious smile and her beautiful red hair. She loved animals and her dogs were their children. Kelci had four brothers, Alex, Hayden, Tony (Celeste), and Bryce (Kaylee). She was a kind, tender and generous person but could be just feisty enough to handle her brothers.

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Kelci worked hard to complete an Associate degree from USU and while battling cancer, a bachelor’s degree from Weber State. At times, it wasn't easy, but she was diligent and rather pleased with her accomplishments, as she deserved to be. She will be missed by all who knew her and were counted among her friends. Kelci was a staunch supporter of animal rights and female empowerment.

Kelci is survived by her husband, parents, four brothers, Chris's parents Scott and Maralyn English, Malcom, and Tammy Smith, six nephews, three nieces, and numerous friends and family, including her 2 dogs Kelly and Maxine. Preceded in death by her grandparents.

A memorial service and gathering will be held Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Le Jardin, 1910 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, from 2pm to 4pm.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite animal rescue society or perhaps adopt a rescue pet.


Memorial Service

Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Le Jardin
1910 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South)
Sandy, UT 84092

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Mar 22, 2022

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Sincere regards and love sent to you all. Bless you

Frankie and Jeff

Frankie Willsey , Clearfield , UT, US Mar 27, 2022

Dearest Gary, Ellen, and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you and your family.

With deepest sympathy

Carolee Polvere

Carolee Polvere Mar 26, 2022

It breaks my heart that life was so short for Kelci. Kelci will truly be missed by many. My thoughts are prayers are going out towards family members.

Courtney Simons , West Jordan, UT, US Mar 23, 2022

Please accept my condolences on the passing of this beautiful daughter. Knowing Gary as a kind, gentle man, I didn't know Kelsi, but I would know how beautiful her spirit would be. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of your family at this difficult time.

Barbara Meyer , South Jordan , UT, US Mar 23, 2022

Kelci you are and always will be a wonderful friend. You we're like a sister to me I loved working with you, you made work fly by. Fly high my friend love you

Charity , Salt lake , UT, US Mar 22, 2022