Kelly Stuart Carter, age 42, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Aurora, Colorado.
Kelly was born on May 16, 1974, in Alamosa, Colorado to Holman Carter and Frances Haugen. He attended public schools in Alamosa and graduated from Alamosa High School in 1992. He played basketball all four years of high school. The Alamosa Mean Moose freshmen were the top Class AA team in the San Luis Valley in 1989 and Kelly played on the Class 4A State Championship team in 1992.
Kelly married Melissa Carlton on March 21, 2001 in Kealakekua Kana, Hawaii; and his two children, Blake and Quincey were born there. Kelly was employed in the food and beverage service at various restaurants in Alamosa, Hawaii, Longmont and Boulder.
Kelly loved living in Hawaii; fun times in the ocean; camping and hiking in the great outdoors; and spending time with family and friends.
Kelly is survived by his former wife, Melissa Carter; his children, Blake Carter and Quincey Carter of Boulder, Colorado; his father, Holman Carter of Boulder, Colorado, his mother, Frances Haugen, and his step-father, Terry Haugen of Grants Pass, Oregon; his brother Wesley Carter of Arvada, Colorado; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved fiancée Shannon Fitzpatrick of Boulder, Colorado.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Jaycee shelter on Flagstaff Mountain above Boulder, Colorado from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE CELEBRATION IN BOULDER, A MASS OF INTENTION FOR KELLY WILL BE HELD DURING DAILY MASS AT 7:00 A.M. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 IN THE BUSWELL CHAPEL OF SACRED HEART CHURCH, 715 E. 4TH STREET IN ALAMOSA, COLORADO WITH RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE FAMILY WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL, 514 E. 4TH STREET IN ALAMOSA, COLORADO.