Lisa Kelly, 27, was a yoga instructor who had traveled to Japan to study holistic healing and a single mother who loved her 6-year-old daughter, Zoe.
Kelly said flowers made her happy, and she filled her Swansea home with them.
In Kelly's backyard she had planted a Japanese garden, and was planning to take Zoe to a flower show over the weekend, said her mother, Barbara Nagle of Attleboro.
She had started teaching yoga to students at two private schools in Providence, Nagle said, and was planning to teach yoga at more schools, including a karate center in Warwick and a high school in North Dartmouth.
Kelly loved animals and had two dogs, Otis and Foxy, and two cats, Lucky and Black Sabbath.
She listened to hard rock and heavy metal, bands like Pantera and Type O Negative, and toted her daughter to the Ozzfest rock concert last summer, where Zoe joined shock-rocker Rob Zombie on stage for a few moments.