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By Lee Revis
Editor, Valdez Star 

Hit and run by drunk driver leaves family and community in mourning

Chellsie (Curry) Hoffman killed, leaving behind a husband and four children

 

April 11, 2018

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Family, friends and the Valdez community are in mourning following the tragic and senseless killing of Chelsie (Curry) Hoffman Sunday.

Mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend. An asset to the community and a credit to her family.

She described herself as mom and entrepreneur on social media. On early Sunday morning Chellsie (Curry) Hoffman was senselessly run down by a drunk driver after she enjoyed a night out with friends. She was 31-years old.

The Valdez community quickly closed ranks around Hoffman and her family, as all try to come to grips with the tragedy that snatched a vibrant young woman away from her loved ones – especially her children, Alaina(9), Sean(7), Logan(5), Rylan(3).

"Chellsie touched the heart of everyone she met with her beautiful smile, infectious laugh and giant heart," her family said on a Gofundme page set up to help her husband and children. "She was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be forever loved and missed."

The page can be found at Gofundme.com and is called "Help Chellsie Hoffman's Family."

An account has also been set up at wells Fargo under "Donations for Kyle Hoffman: to help him and the kids in this difficult time. Questions can be directed to Connie at the Valdez branch of Wells Fargo at (907) 835-4745.

On Monday, Klondike Coffee donated all the profits from the day's sales to the family according to its Facebook page.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled this Saturday from 3-9 p.m. at the Valdez Civic Center, with a paper lantern ceremony to follow at the Kelsey Dock.

The family is requesting that attendees refrain from using or bringing alcohol to Saturday's events celebrating Chellsie's life.

 

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