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Kelli J. Hoisington

Bradford, Vt. — Kelli J. Hoisington, 43 died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., with her family by her side.

She was born Dec. 11, 1969, in Berlin, Vt., the daughter of Kenneth R. “Ken” and Kathleen P. (Hayward) Thompson. She attended school in Waits River and later went to Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Vt. where she graduated in 1987. After graduation, she attended the New England School of Hair Design in West Lebanon, N.H. where she graduated in 1989. Kelli worked at multiple hair salons in the Upper Valley before opening her own salon in Bradford called, “Head Games”. On Oct. 1, 1988, Kelli married Tim Hoisington in Chelsea and later they were divorced. Kelli’s love for children, especially for her own brought her to extend her home in Vermont to many foster children over several years. She was an extremely caring person who enjoyed helping others. In 2004, Kelli moved to Albuquerque, N.M. where she lived for two years, becoming a card dealer at a local casino before moving to her current residence in Las Vegas, Nev. While living her glamorous life in Las Vegas she attended UNLV, graduating top of her class as a paralegal.

She enjoyed reading mystery and law, (owning what you would think was a library of her own), photography, gambling, (she would beat you at blackjack every time or get stuck on slot machines waiting for the next “bonus”), traveling,watching a good Lifetime movie, shopping (especially for jewelry and designer hand bags), camping and most of all social events with family and friends.

She is survived by her father, Ken Thompson and his girlfriend, Wendy of Hyde Park, Vt.; her mother, Kathy Ricker and her husband, Ron of Barre Town, Vt.; a son, Tyler Hoisington of Bradford, Vt.; a daughter, Magan Hoisington of White River Jct., Vt.; a foster daughter, Sherice Albrecht of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Kurtis Thompson of Barre Town; two sisters, Tama Chabot of Hartland, Vt. and Tammy Poquette of Georgia, Vt.; two grandchildren who called her “Kiki”, Jayden and Jordan Talluto of Chicago; her grandparents, Arnold and Janine Ricker of Vershire, Vt.; three nieces, a nephew, a great niece, a great nephew and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Mickey L. Thompson in 1995.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT RT 110, Chelsea, Vt.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11:11 a.m. at the United Church of Chelsea in Chelsea with Pastor Tom Harty officiating. The burial will be held at the Village Cemetery in Tunbridge, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either: The Prouty Walk for Cancer Research, Team Christie Bowen, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 or Women Helping Battered Women, P.O. Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05408.

A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.