Kelly Utter's Funeral

Friday, September 26th, my mom Kelly and my little brother Joey, were heading into Stone Ridge to pick up dinner. Meanwhile, a drunk driver was speeding down Cottekill Rd, and blew through the stop sign, right as my mother and brother were driving through the intersection. Kelly and Joey were rushed to Kingston Hospital, where my mother was pronounced dead. This horrible, tragic accident took us all by surprise, and because one young man decided it was okay to get in his vehicle, and drive drunk, we are left devastated.

We lost an amazing, beautiful, talented, funny, and smart woman. A mother, a daughter, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. We are terribly heartbroken - never in a million years did we ever think the one thing that Kelly hated the absolute most (drinking and driving), would be what killed her.

If you know us well, you knew that we lived moderately: We had enough money to take care of bills, with little to spare. We always made it work, but this time money is extremely tight; we never thought we would have to be planning a funeral for our mother so soon. We need help.

Any money donated would be so deeply, greatly appreciated, and put directly towards the cost of Kelly's funeral.

"Kelly A. Utter, 50, of Lucas Ave. Extension, died Friday September 26, 2014 at Health Alliance Hospital Broadway of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Poughkeepsie July 30, 1964 a daughter of Linda Smith and the late Robert Pearson. A Cottekill resident for the past 23 years Kelly was employed as an Executive Secretary for Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency in Kingston. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. In addition to her mother of Clintondale, she is survived by her husband of 27 years, John C. Utter, her children, Jennifer Utter, Stephen Mendock, Melissa Utter, and Joseph Utter, all of Cottekill, and grandchildren, Willow, Triston, and Christian. Also survived by 2 brothers, Robert Pearson Jr. of Arkanas, Sean Dougherty of Saugerties, a sister Colleen Sutrell of North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews. A son, John Utter IV died in 1986. Funeral services will be held 7 PM Tuesday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. Cremation will be held privately. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, FL 34110 http://sids.org/"
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