Keira & Kailyn's College Fund

$47,154 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 278 people in 42 months
Sean Flynn
on behalf of Karen Ouderkirk
 BURLINGTON, MA
Husband...father of two young girls...West Point grad...veteran of the First Gulf War...and friend/coach/mentor to so many...Kelly Ouderkirk passed away Monday, 8 Feb from a sudden heart attack at the age of 49.

Kelly was always quick with a friendly smile, generous to a fault, and unfailingly loyal. Perhaps his most defining characterisitic was the way he always looked to take care of those around him.

He was also a fearsome competitor and the strongest of leaders. His 3rd ACR Bradley scout platoon was one of the first units to enter in 1991. He was awarded the Bronze Star with V device (for valor) for his actions in combat.

So many of you have reached out asking what you can do to help the Ouderkirks in their time of need. Kelly's wife, Karen, has expressed her desire for donations to Keira and Kailyn's college fund in lieu of flowers. We created this site to fund a formal trust for Keira & Kailyn's college education.

Kelly was a beautiful man...If you knew him, you know that he absolutely LIT UP when talking about his daughters. This is an opportunity to share the love and respect we feel for Kelly...and pay it forward to his beloved children.

His daughters are bright, energetic and filled with that inimitable Ouderkirk enthusiasm. There is little doubt they will be like their father in the way they spread cheer...and bring leadership, intellgence and wit to all they do.

From the bottom of my heart...and on behalf of the Ouderkirk family...thank you for taking the time to consider a donation.

#WestPoint, #warhero, #lovingfather
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It is almost a year to the day that we lost a trusted friend, respected colleague, and dedicated family man in Kelly. He loved life and all of his friends and family without reservation. We are all lucky to have been touched by his kindness, generosity and warmth.

Keira and Kailyn have that same Ouderkirk spirit and are growing day by day! Their best days are ahead of them. If you have the opportunity, please consider donating to their college fund and help Kelly's legacy continue on. Thank you, all! Take care.
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A tribute site has been set up for Kelly in order to honor his memory...and share stories with his two young daughters. Kelly had two young daughters (age 5 and 8). They were the light of his life. The idea behind the tribute site is a permanent place that allows his friends and family to contribute stories, videos, pictures, and audio files that will keep his memory alive. As his girls grow up they will be able to go to this site and learn just a little about what a wonderful person their father was and experience how many lives he touched.

To contribute a story, go to the "Stories" tab on the home page to input text.
To contribute photos, videos, or audio, go to the "Gallery" tab on the home page and select Photo, Audio, or Video. You will be given a screen where you can choose and upload files.
http://www.forevermissed.com/kelly-ouderkirk

Please, cascade to anyone interested...
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Husband...father of two young girls...West Point grad...veteran of the First Gulf War...and friend/coach/mentor to so many...

Kelly Ouderkirk passed away Monday, 8 Feb from a sudden heart attack at the age of 49. Kelly was always quick with a friendly smile, generous to a fault, and loyal to the end of the earth. Perhaps his most defining characterisitic was the way he always looked for opportunities to take care of those around him. He was also a fearsome competitor and the strongest of leaders. His 3rd ACR Bradley scout platoon was one of the first units to enter in 1991. He was awarded the Bronze Start with V device (for valor) for his actions in combat.

So many of you have reached out asking what you can do to help the Ouderkirks in their time of need. Kelly's wife, Karen, has expressed her desire for donations to Keira and Kailyn's college fund in lieu of flowers. We created this site to fund a formal trust for Keira & Kailyn's college education.

Kelly was a beautiful man....the strongest of leaders and an even better friend. If you knew him, you know that he absolutely LIT UP when talking about his daughters. This is an opportunity to share the love and respect we feel for Kelly...and pay it forward to his beloved children. His daughters are bright, energetic and filled with that inimitable Ouderkirk enthusiasm. There is little doubt they will be like their father in the way they spread cheer, and bring leadership, intellgence and wit to all they do. From the bottom of my heart...and on behalf of the Ouderkirk family...thank you for taking the time to consider a donation.

#WestPoint, #warhero, #lovingfather
Kelly - as CO of 1-32 Armor
Kelly as husband to Karen
Kelly - as a Dad
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John Mesberg
42 months ago
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I don't know how many of my Facebook friends knew Kelly, but you were lucky if you did. Please consider this GoFundMe to help put away some money for his young girls' college education.

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Created February 9, 2016
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I don't know how many of my Facebook friends knew Kelly, but you were lucky if you did. Please consider this GoFundMe to help put away some money for his young girls' college education.

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