- November 4, 1986 - March 15, 2009
- Seattle, Washington
of Celia's Passing
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“I met Celia when she was alittle girl, and to see pictures of her as a beautiful young women bring a smile to my face. I just found out about this...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Toni - Seattle, WA
“Dear Joshua, Joan and Melissa,
We send our deepest sympathies to you and your families. We grew up with Celia in our community of schools and...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Joyce Tsai - Seattle, WA
“I was so sorry to hear of Celia's passing. I remember attending Garfield with her -- we were both on the swim team together, and often swam in the...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Sarah McIntire - WA
“You have our deepest sympathy for your recent loss...
4 of 26 | Posted by: Nina Baker - Hanover, PA
“Dear Josh, Joan and Melissa,
Our hearts, minds and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will miss Celia.
Love, Dave and Sue...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Dave and Sue Kelly - Mason, OH
“Through grandmother Teresa I feel I know your precious Celia. Your loss is heartbreaking I know.I send my love and my prayers . Mary Doherty
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Doherty - Buckley, WA
“Celia, Your beautiful smile will be in my heart forever. Josh, Joan, and Melissa, my heart goes out to you. You can be proud of Celia and all she...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Annelies Smith - Bellevue, WA
“During this time of sorrow, we would like to offer you our prayers and comfort. It is a time to remember the good times with Celia. It is a time to...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Mary and Bud - IL
“Dear Uncle Josh,Auntie Joan,Celia and Melissa,
I'm not sure what to say because I know that no words can change what has happened. But sometimes...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Rose Smith - Bellevue, WA
“Joan and Josh-
My heart goes out to both of you right now. What a tragic loss of such a beautiful, young life. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - Portland, OR
“Dear Josh and Joan-
We send all of our love and prayers. We feel so sad for your loss. May God sustain you in these days of grief in the loss of...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and May Kelly - CO
“Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
12 of 26 | Posted by: The Kennedy's - Biloxi, MS
“Celia, you were just a little girl when I first met you. Time really flies.
I also remember you kindly showing us around at the Seattle Aquarium a...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Chiaki Ishimura Smillie and Braven K. Smillie
“To the families of sweet Celia. What a lovely young lady. It seems she lived a full, happy life in her short 22 years. So glad her last days were...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: DorisPasilis - Paradise, CA
“My sincere condolences to the family during a very difficult time in your lives. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sandy (Wife of the late...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Sandra Pasilis - Chandler, AZ
“Deepest Sympathy and Love to the Kelly Family.
16 of 26 | Posted by: Andy & Susan Pasilis - Orting, WA
“To Melissa and your mom and dad,
I've been thinking of you all, and wish you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.
Lisa Elliott ...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Lisa Elliott (McCullough) - WA
“So very sorry for your loss..
Kent Pasilis and family..(Kelly, Darren, Amanda and Katie).
18 of 26 | Posted by: Kent Pasilis - Paradise, CA
“Joan & Family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!
19 of 26 | Posted by: The Crilly Family - Carnation, WA
“To a part of my family who I really do not know, my sincerest and deepest condolences for your loss of your precious Celia. My heart aches for you. ...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Michele Pasilis - Little Rock, AR
“To Josh and Joan and all of Celia's loving family; Terry, Bob, Chris, Annie and your families:
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Georgeann Hardy - Union City, CA
“We are praying that you'll find comfort and peace
in the sweet memories of a wonderful life.
Deepest Sympathy and Love
22 of 26 | Posted by: Uncle George & Aunt Phyllis - CA
“Dear Josh, Joan, and Celia's family and friends,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope your many cherished...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Heather Hunt - San Jose, CA
“Celia I miss you so much, and I will never forget you. I really cannot express to you how much you have meant and still mean to me in. You were not...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jacqueline - Seattle, WA
“Celia, you were always a good girl, very thoughtful of others. Now Jesus holds you in his arms.We all miss you so much. We think of you constantly.
...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Teresa and Bob Kelly - Sumner, WA
“To Celia's family, especially her mom Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. From all your friends at work. We love you.
26 of 26 | Posted by: Heather Fehr - Puyallup, WA
Celia Katherine Kelly
11/4/1986 – 3/15/2009
Our beloved daughter Celia, age 22, was born in Spokane, WA. Celia attended Whitworth ES, Meany MS, Garfield High School, and The University of Washington, and The University of Southampton, in England. Celia began her love of the ocean in her marine science class at GHS, and while donating hundreds of hours as a teen naturalist at the Seattle Aquarium.
Celia was a senior at the UW studying Oceanography and she had just finished her senior cruise in waters near New Zealand. She was enjoying a few days vacation there before returning to her home and family in Seattle, when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident.
Celia was preceeded in death by her loving grandpa, Donald Bailey. She is survived by her parents Joan Kelly and Joshua Kelly, and sister Melissa Kelly. Also surviving Celia are her grandmother, Katherine Bailey, grandparents Robert and Teresa Kelly, Aunts Gail Bailey, Kim Brown, and Annelies Smith, Uncles Robert Brown, Howard Brown, Christopher Kelly and Doug Smith. Cousins Krystal Brown, Jalyce and Jovan Satterwhite, Sheena , Jacqueline, Robert III, and Omari Brown, Chelsea , Rose, Erin, and Emma Smith. She had many more relatives and friends here in Seattle and all over the world who love her and miss her dearly.
A celebration of Celia's life will be at The Seattle Aquarium Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 6:30pm. A memorial fund has been established in Celia's name at Washington mutual bank. Contributions can be made at any WaMu location.
Please sign the online memorial guestbook at www.bonney-watson.com.