Keli Ariana-Renee Rutledge lived a life full of love, workship and music. A friend to everyone, she devoted her life towards being a woman of faith and family. She was a talented musican, playing around the valley and for her church. In 2015, she won the annual Proof is in the Pudding contest sponsored by the Alice Cooper Solid Rock Foundation. Interested in returning to school, she made plans to pursue a career in social work at Arizona State University.
Tragically, at 18 years old, she was killed in a head on collision on March 4, 2016 by an impaired driver. Her life was cut short as a local musician who loved sharing her gift with her church families and fans, which she called her "Roots", who helped her grow stronger in faith and as a young woman. The foundation was created to honor her aspiration to help those aging out of the foster care system. She lives on in our hearts and memory and is forever remembered by the community for her incredible spirit.
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