Dyer, Indiana – The community of Dyer is mourning the loss of Kelley Holdren, a beloved resident and Chief Flight Nurse at the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network, who passed away on 21 November 2023 after a valiant battle with a life-threatening cancer disease.
Kelley Holdren, recognized for her infectious smile and her ability to bring joy into people’s lives, was a cherished member of the community. She died at the age of 48. Her untimely death has sent shockwaves throughout the region, prompting an outpouring of grief and remembrance on social media platforms.
Details surrounding the circumstances of her passing remain private, with family members choosing not to disclose further information. The Medical Express Ambulance Service Inc. shared the news on their Facebook page, extending heartfelt condolences and acknowledging Kelley Holdren’s significant contributions as the chief flight nurse.
About Kelley Holdren
Holdren, a resident of Dyer, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She continued her education at Benedictine University, earning a Master of Science in Nursing and Business Administration between 2019 and 2022. Her academic excellence paved the way for a successful professional career.
Kelley Holdren commenced her career at the University of Chicago Hospitals, serving as a staff nurse from 1998 to 2004. Later, she dedicated over a decade of her career to Aero Care, Inc., showcasing outstanding professionalism as a flight nurse. Her unwavering commitment and leadership qualities propelled her to the position of Administrative Director and Chief Flight Nurse at the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network.
Beyond her contributions to healthcare, Holdren’s versatile approach led her to serve as a consultant at Rodan+ Fields. Her diverse career reflected a profound impact on the healthcare community and society at large.
Holdren’s funeral and memorial services have been announced by Legacy. A visitation to celebrate Kelley Holdren’s life is scheduled for Monday, 27 November, at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The funeral service will be held on 28 November, Tuesday, at 11 am at the same location. The community is invited to pay their respects and honor the memory of this dedicated healthcare professional. Thoughts and Condolences to the family and community. Prayers for her; Rest in Peace.
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