Kelly Colleen Hodgkins, 54, of Placerville, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2024.

  She was born on August 6, 1969, at the USAF's Medical Center at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Bill Robinson and Jean Robinson (nee Stilke, now Boesl). She grew up in North Tonawanda, NY, and moved to Placerville, California, in 1986. She graduated from El Dorado High School in Placerville in 1987.

  Kelly struggled with mental illness for many years and is now finally at peace. She was a gentle soul and only wanted to see the good in people.

  She is survived by her dad and step-mother, Bill and Debbie Robinson of Placerville, her mom and step-father Jean and Ron Boesl of Portland, OR, along with her Uncle Ski of Placerville and Aunt Janet of Buffalo, NY, along with several cousins.

  There may be a celebration of life for friends and family this coming summer. In lieu of flowers, the family would rather have donations in Kelly's name to the local El Dorado County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) chapter ( or a NAMI chapter near you.

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