In Memoriam: The Loss of A Dear Friend

Dear Language Advocates:

It is with a heavy heart that we bear the sad news of the sudden passing of our dear friend and board member, Dr. Keely Lake.


Keely passed away in her home in Hot Springs, South Dakota on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. We will follow up will more information as it becomes available.


Keely was a wonderful colleague, a passionate language advocate, and as a person, she was devoted to her students and to taking care of her father. We are deeply saddened by this loss, and our thoughts are with Keely’s family and friends during this difficult time.


With deepest sympathy,


The JNCL-NCLIS Staff and Board of Directors

We encourage you to share your memories of Keely with us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JNCNCLIS/posts/10156963636995308


Read Keely's Obituary:

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/keely-lake?fh_id=13288