Alison Kessler Obituary


Alison Christine (Cavanaugh) Kessler, 35, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2024, in Denver, Colorado.

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Born in Denver on July 1, 1988, to Mark and Valerie Cavanaugh, Alison grew up in Littleton with her younger sister, Hilary. From a tender age, she displayed her exceptional qualities of kindness, warmth, and empathy.

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Alison excelled academically, graduating at the top of her class at Heritage High School in 2006. She then attended the University of Iowa on a golf scholarship, where she became a member of the Women’s Golf Team and earned multiple accolades, including the Big Ten All Academic Dean’s List and Iowa Golf Team captaincy.

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After graduating from Iowa in 2010, Alison returned to Denver to launch her career at IHS. She held various roles within the company, eventually becoming the Head of Product for Accuris. Her exceptional leadership and advocacy for equity and diversity left a lasting impact on her colleagues.

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Alison found love with Eric Kessler, whom she married in 2014. Their union was filled with love, respect, and unwavering support. In 2021, they welcomed their beloved son, William Joseph Kessler. Alison’s love for her family was immeasurable, as evidenced by her nurturing and affectionate nature.

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Alison was dedicated to making a difference in the community. She served as President of Wilderness on Wheels, an organization that provides access to nature for individuals with disabilities. Her passion for inclusion and equality extended to her advocacy for women’s empowerment within the workplace.

Alison Christine (Cavanaugh) Kessler will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Eric; cherished son, William; loving parents, Mark and Valerie; devoted sister, Hilary; and countless family members, friends, and colleagues. May her legacy of kindness, empathy, and determination inspire us all.