Kelli (Lewis) Rish passed away on February 16, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Kelli was born in Oklahoma City on February 25, 1969. She spent her early years in Scottsdale, AZ before her family moved to Pelican Lake in Pelican Rapids, MN.
Kelli graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1987 and attended cosmetology school in Fargo, ND before moving back to Scottsdale, AZ in the early 1990s. She also lived in Las Vegas, NV and Minneapolis, MN prior to settling in Portland in 2013 with her husband.
A loving and devoted wife to Mark Rish, Kelli was adventurous, warm-hearted and had a passion for singing and various art forms. She enjoyed travel and exploring nature. She was an avid skier, swimmer and treasured her summers on Pelican Lake.
Kelli was preceded in death by her father, Joe Lewis of Oklahoma City, who was a member of the famous Conway Twitty country music band. She is survived by her mother, Sheila Wurzer, formerly of Scottsdale, AZ; grandmother, Shirley Linn of Fargo, ND; brothers, Jeff Lewis of Carbondale, CO and Mike Lewis of Minneapolis, MN. Many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.
Sadly, our sweet Kelli lost her short battle with kidney failure. She will live in our hearts forever.
The family requests that donations are made to the Autism Society of Minneapolis in lieu of flowers.