1974 - 2017
POWELL, Kelly Christina Kelly Christina Powell, born July 16, 1974 at Fort Knox, KY, returned her energy to the universe on Monday, June 5, 2017. Her incredible smile and loving kindness blessed her family and friends for 42 years on this earth. She never met a stranger and truly believed that love and God's Grace could remove all the worries of this world. Kelly was the "Ultimate Warrior," courageously battling Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer for more than seven years. Her fight brought awareness to this disease and inspired her family, precious friends, and angelic care givers to give their all in this fight as well. Kelly was an "Army Brat," following her parents, COL (Retired) John Pack and Joyce Morris Pack, all over the world. She chose Texas over all other places she had lived, probably because she met the love of her life, Michael Powell, at Killeen High School in 1991. She enjoyed her time in Killeen as she loved to dance as a member of the Killeen Kangarettes and met so many lifelong friends. She and Michael later attended North Texas State University together and earned their Bachelor's degrees. On November 1, 2003, Kelly and Michael committed their love and lives to each other in the eyes of God at the First Baptist Church of Salado. Kelly and Michael lived in Plano, TX until 2012 when they moved to the Austin area, ultimately deciding on Cedar Park in 2013. Her hobbies and interests included her husband's love and gift for making music, concerts (Tool, Dave Matthews Band, and Bjork top the list), all types of dancing, snorkeling, butterflies, sea turtles, whales, and frogs. She loved travel excursions that included numerous cruises and visits to her favorite places. Kelly was always easy to spot cheering on her Denver Broncos. Most of all, she enjoyed loving and playing with the many precious children of family and friends, who adored her in return. Kelly is survived by her loving husband, Michael Powell of Cedar Park; her parents John and Joyce Pack of Salado, TX; her father- and mother-in-law, A.T. and Cheryl Powell also of Salado; her sister- and brother-in-law, Wendy and Todd Cook, and nephew Charlie, of Dallas. Kelly is also survived by Grandma Lewis, several uncles, aunts, extended family, and countless close and endearing friends. Kelly was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, several aunts and uncles, a nephew Trevor Cook, and a cousin Barry Lee Pack. "Smile, be nice, keep your friends close forever, make new friends as often as possible, breathe, look around and enjoy it, you don't want to miss it." Kelly Powell Per Kelly's wishes, "A Warrior's Celebration of Life" will be planned for a future date to enjoy time together and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations directly to the World Wildlife Fund, Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC), the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), or your local animal rescue center.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jun. 10, 2017.
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Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park
7 entries
August 20, 2017
We miss you so much, Kelly
Terry Pack
July 17, 2017
I was a middle school boyfriend, 8th grade, Harker Heights Texas. I was moving away, she came to visit me at my house to say goodbye, I was late in getting there, I missed her. I went to my room to find she had bought and put up a Powell and Peralta tapestry for me(skateboard company in the 80's). I never got a chance to thank her or say goodbye. that one kindness will remain in my heart forever. $36 was alot to a kid. Thank You RIP
Louie Masciarelli
June 13, 2017
Michael, Please know that your coworkers (friends) are here for you. We are so very sorry for your loss and we think about you every day. Pam
Pam Verrill
June 13, 2017
Pam Verrill
June 10, 2017
Sending by condolence to Michael and the family. We will all miss her beautiful smile to everyone she met.

Barbara POWELL Warfield
June 10, 2017
What a wonderful tribute to Kelly. All who knew her were blessed. My deepest condolences to everyone who will miss her.
Linda Dykes
June 7, 2017
Sending our LOVE to All.
Mark & Cindy Powell
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