Chelsi Ann Ichrist
  • 26 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 7, 1989
  • Place of birth:
    Mountain View, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 4, 2016
Your Hand in Mine

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved, Chelsi Ann Ichrist, 26, born on September 7, 1989 and left us on June 4, 2016.   Daughter, granddaughter,, sister, niece, cousin, friend, soulmate ~ You are missed more than words could ever express.  Your wit, intelligence, creativity through music and writing, beauty and love are forever in our hearts.  We love you until eternity.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 7th September 2017

"Chelsi ~ My Daughter, My Heart"

This tribute was added by Danny C Booker on 7th September 2017

"Happy B-Day Chelsi!!"

This tribute was added by Monique Washington-Jones on 12th June 2017

"Dearest Chelsi,

You are missed and beautiful memories of you are shared by many. We are blessed to have your loved ones surround us as a constant reminder of you.... continue to shine through each of them. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Joyce Houchins on 5th June 2017

"This day can never be a happy one for those of us who love and honor you; you left us in such a way that all we could do was try to figure what we should have/might have done or said to contribute to another choice.  But we remember you joyfully, if painfully, for in our sorrow we pray for your soul's peace and joy.  Such a unique soul; you defied description or total understanding.  You were an enigma. Spreading joy and light while enveloped in darkness and pain.  I reread every offering to remind myself how many lives you touched and how many people you cheered, encouraged, and gave energy to in your brief life.  I know you were called away for some very special purpose which will become clear to us one day.  Spread your beautiful wings and fly free and good luck and much love to you in your next life mission.  Thank you for joy you shared and love you gave."

This tribute was added by Danny C Booker on 5th June 2017

"Bring a lover of the trail,  I think about your passing almost daily. I know there could have been some way to help rid you of your inner pain."

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 5th June 2017

"Chelsi ~ My Dear Dear Heart,
I made it ~ a whole year without you.  We are all holding you in our hearts where you'll be forever more. I Love and miss you so much.  Please keep showing me the way.
All My Love,
Your Ma

This tribute was added by Jen Will on 4th June 2017

"I love you lady. I always have. Your loss has been hard to cope with. I haven't been able to stop thinking about you. I don't think you ever realized how much you meant to me. I'm sorry about that. I miss you.

I hope you are fulfilled, wherever you are."

This tribute was added by Todd Houchins on 4th June 2017

"We love, miss and remember you Chelsi."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Houchins on 18th April 2017

"I got the message and I'm taking your Mom to see Explosions in the Sky tomorrow night. Please rain down love and light upon us, your absence leaves a void I have no way of ever filling."

This tribute was added by Chilly Parker on 20th February 2017

"I did not know Chelsi but did know she was a sister-hiker. In the hiking community, we are all bonded by nature, respect and love.  I was hiking my 2016 AT thru hike when word had traveled on the trail about our loss of a fellow hiker.  My thoughts were of Chelsi all day as the news passed through me like a strong set of waves that keep reminding me , even now, of how quickly tides can turn.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I have learned so much from the trail.  What I know now is that we are never really gone, just repurposed.  Chelsi is with you all in so many ways.  I hope your hearts are filled with the love that Chelsi gave you and continues to give you.  Most sincerely, Chilly"

This tribute was added by Jackie Ottoson on 7th September 2016

"Tracy and the entire extended family, You are in our thoughts and prayers on this day you are celebrating Chelsi's birth and life. You all hold such a special place in our hearts.  Love to all.  Jackie and Paul Ottoson"

This tribute was added by Gail Jodway on 7th September 2016

"Happy Birthday Chelsi. May you rest in the arms of Jesus."

This tribute was added by Allison Baker on 7th September 2016

"Chelsi Ann Ichrist you lived up to your name! lol. We raised hell together and now you rest with Angels. We were rebels with different causes for over a decade but I still remember you like it's the first day of 7th grade. Love you always, Mama!"

This tribute was added by Carole Kasper on 7th September 2016

"Happy 27th Birthday in Heaven...our beautiful angel!  You are missed today and everyday!  I envision you with your Grandma celebrating a beautiful birthday week!  Loved by all of us!"

This tribute was added by Velvet Smith on 6th August 2016

"Dear Tracy:

I have not had the honor to meet Chelsi but have heard of your love and appreciation for her through you during my Reiki trainings. I know you are loving and strong. I know you will get through this with the love of surrounding family and friends. You, Chelsi and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Lori Kasper on 12th July 2016

"For you, My beautiful cousin"

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 29th June 2016

"I forgot to mention, we'll be serving "A Day at the Ballpark" menu!"

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 23rd June 2016

"In case you haven't already heard, Chelsi's Celebration of Life will be...

Thursday July 7, 2016

Open House style with open mic.  Please bring your song, music or favorite Chelsi story.   We'll have a special celebration of Chelsi at 7:00 and of course pizza will be offered.  Come as you are and stay as long as you like.  We hope you'll help celebrate the Love, Light and Laughter that was Chelsi Ann Ichrist.

Howard County Conservancy
10520 Old Frederick Rd,
Woodstock, MD 21163

Your RSVP is appreciated but not necessary."

This tribute was added by Robert Thepaut on 20th June 2016

"Tracy, Buster, Mark and family,
I am deeply saddened by your tragic loss.  I always seen Chelsi with great smiles, joyful, vibrant and full of energy. A very colorful, artist and loving person will be missed.
May those beautiful yesterdays always remain in your heart, and your sorrow gently fade away."

This tribute was added by stella thepaut on 20th June 2016

"I have had such an opportunity in knowing you,
Which I had never dreamed of...
And I blossomed into a thousand flowers, and I leave you
With the fragrance of thankfulness.

~Author unknown

Dearest Chelsi,
Such a precious time we shared together; as children we were little dreamers.  I am so happy to have known you, and I am so thankful that you shared your beautiful light with so many amazing people.  

There is still so much we can dream.

PS. I met your son Atlas for the first time in May, he is a little love..  I promise to be one of the many people who will love Atlas and share stories with him about his beautiful mummila."

This tribute was added by Lew Sumpter on 15th June 2016

"Chelsi, you inspired these words. And without even knowing you the answer to the question is yes I can hear you.

It Talks To Me

From the lush Appalachians and the Blue Ridge to the snow capped spires of the Rockies and the Cascades, the Spirit of the Mountains talk to me.

From the wolves and coyotes howling, to the roar of a mountain lion or the grunt of a bear, the Spirit of the Mountains talk to me

From a fish breaking water in a mountain lake, to the sight of an eagle or a hawk flying in high in ever expanding circles, the Spirit of the Mountains talk to me

To see a sunrise bring a valley meadow to life or the setting sun turn a snow capped peak bright orange as if on fire, the Spirit of the Mountains talk to me

My sunrises and sunsets have come to pass, the peace of the mountains have embraced me, and I realize I am one with the Spirit of the Mountains. Can you hear me talking to you?"

This tribute was added by Randy Thurman on 14th June 2016

"Buster and Tracy:
My heartfelt sympathies for your loss.  
God bless Chelsi and your family.
Randy Thurman"

This tribute was added by Andrew Wissman on 13th June 2016

"Chelsi, be safe and happy, wherever you are!"

This tribute was added by Jackie Ottoson on 12th June 2016

"Hello Tracy, Buster, Mark and family.

Our hearts are so full, heavy and breaking for you. We are so sorry to hear of Chelsi's passing.  We remember Chelsi's light and spirit so very fondly.  We are sending each huge hugs. Be good to each other. Love you. Jackie, Paul, Nic and Darby Ottoson"

This tribute was added by Shari Stenborg on 11th June 2016

"Tracy, Mark, Buster,
Our hearts are broken for you.  Although I did not get to know the grown up Chelsi, I remember that little girl in the gingham dress very well.  We love you and know you are all in our prayers.
Shari & Walt"

This tribute was added by Allison Baker on 10th June 2016

"This hit hard. Holy damn. I'm not going to act like we were close in the recent past. We've been rebels on different wavelengths for a decade now. Still, this is really hard. Big Red, Juicy Fruit, and Bubblicious forever. Rest in love, Chewi."

This tribute was added by Kevin Southerland on 10th June 2016

"I want to pretend that this is not the truth.  I want to talk to you longer.  I want to know what pain it was and take it away.  The unfortunate truth is that I cannot.  I loved who you were, and you impacted my life greatly.  We only had Facebook chat and chat, but I knew you.. I knew about you.. I felt your spirit. your light.  You made me smile and few have the ability to truly do that. You were a icon in my eyes.. a "goddess"  You could bake, loved food, played video games, and were generous and caring (incredible).  You gave me stories of your life.  You inspired me in the face of everything that has already beset me.  That one day that you asked if I would get on chat and just watch you sleep because it was comforting for you.  Just to have someone understand me and try to actually know and understand my pain/struggle/life was above and beyond.  You were a true friend, and as I continue on through life I will never forget you.  Chelsi you made light in many peoples darkness.  You are more than this world.  You are my friend, and I hope we get to see the tree .. you grow and explode with lush colors and STRONG roots.  <3 forever."

This tribute was added by Lauren McGlothlin on 10th June 2016

I know we didn't really stay in touch past the beginning of high school, but I will always remember how creative and sweet you are and how much fun we had when we hung out! We were both the new kids at GCS and I remember we clicked instantly at orientation. You called me "Laloo" and I remember you taught me how to dance. We tried to rehearse a rendition of "Ice ice baby" for the talent show (how come we never performed it?!) and I remember when we tried to watch Donnie Darko once but ended up mistakenly renting Donnie Brasco. There's so many things I remember! I wish I kept in touch with you. You have definitely impacted countless people's lives. Lots of love, Lauren"

This tribute was added by Cathy Solan on 10th June 2016

"Dearest Tracy,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Chelsi and my heart aches for you. I hope you will look to and find comfort in the spirit and strength of the horse as you have before. They are great healers as you know. Chelsi is at peace now and she will always be with you in her own way.

"Do not stand by my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints upon the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain and
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am that swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die."

Author ~ Unknown

With Love,

This tribute was added by Holly Martin on 10th June 2016

"To Chelsi's family and friends --

Our deepest condolences on  your loss.  We met Chelsi once at our son's and we enjoyed spending time with her.  Her enthusiasm and sense of humor were contagious.  My son will miss her very much.  Prayers that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Caity K. on 10th June 2016


We were Jew Crew ("Challah!"). We were the kids who asked the French teacher if he was a dancer. You made me a plaque in your art class to commemorate my grandfather when he died. We had code names in our top secret notebook with Cristina. I still have your drawings, that long note you wrote me on how to talk to that guy I was crushing on. Always wise beyond your years. Ever one of THE most vibrant, bright, brilliant and beautiful souls I've encountered. I'm honored to have been your high school friend. I was so looking forward to reuniting with you on the 4th of July at my dad's cookout. I always thought I would see you again, sweet girl. Like, we were JUST FB chatting a few weeks ago. And now... I just don't know how to process a world without you somewhere out there in it. I love you, Chelsi. You'll never know how many lives you touched."

This tribute was added by Bryce Goebel on 9th June 2016

"Lovely Chelsi,
I am grateful beyond words for the time I was able to spend with you at the 2015 Reiki retreat.  You made an indelible mark on my heart, and probably didn't even know it.  We laughed and joked about your style versus the style of the venue.  I loved your open vulnerable heart, and your love for your Mom.  I felt like I had reconnected to a long lost sister.

You're going to show the angels how to do it with style.  And remind those of us left behind to be true to ourselves.  Shine on Sweet Chelsi.

For Tracy, Buster, Atlas and your friends and family, you're held in my heart and prayers."

This tribute was added by Janny Kim on 9th June 2016

"I remember her spirit and her energy. She was a great person to be around. With dyed hair and glittery eye shadow in middle. I hope you are at peace and will always keep you in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by Anna Miller on 9th June 2016

You were one of the most beautiful souls I will ever encounter. You were one of my dearest friends in high school and even though you were younger than me, I always looked up to you. I will always cherish my memories of us making music together, goofing off, and just generally supporting each other through the maze of adolescence. I'm sorry we didn't see each other more as the years passed, but I was always happy when we would check in with each other to share a remembered song or give an update on our own adventures. You left us too soon, I only wish I could have seen you one more time to see the amazing woman I know you had become.
Love forever you crazy kid,

This tribute was added by Mark Ichrist on 9th June 2016

"Dear Tracy, Buster...Marta, Mark, Kyle & Evan....

What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.
~  Thomas Bailey Aldrich

How I wish, and yearn for, the ability to comfort each of you, somehow...some way. I believe the words of Aldrich, above, to be quite true...Chelsi was, and shall remain, lovely to so many, in numerous realms...

Obviously, there is great pain and despair, now that she has passed in a physical manner - but also great hope and promise, in that she will always be with you in the multitude of memories she authored, in the power of her spirit, to be with you during the darkest night, the brightest day....

I pray that you will continue, forever, to feel and experience Chelsi's presence in all of the unique and extraordinary ways that characterize her life - a song...a scent...a favorite walking path...the sight of a Baltimore Oriole, perched high above...a gentle breeze across your cheek on a still and quiet afternoon....a little bundle of wildflowers asserting their will within a field where such wouldn't be expected to flourish...

Please know that we are always here for you; that there is no "closing time" - here to listen, here to cry with you, to laugh in beautiful memory with you, to hold hands in eternal hope and thanksgiving of every wondrous moment that God bestowed upon us in Chelsi.....we love you very much !!

The Bloom / Young Family
Luke, Jake, Abbie, Jaime & Rick"

This tribute was added by Christine Kiesinger on 9th June 2016

"I have not left you…

In my dying…I’ve not left you.
I am here,
I am everywhere.
I am closer to you than your own…
So Look for me.
Listen for me.
Feel me.

Look for me in the vibrant amber glow of the sunset stretched across the sky at dusk.
Look for me in the snow that falls silver white and silent under a moonlit sky.
Look for me in the quick expression of a smile that touches you, or in the subtle way Atlas raises his eyebrows or reaches for your hand.
Look for me as I move across the hazy terrain of your dreams—and know…
”I am with you.”

Listen for me in the sound of a spring rain against a tin roof.
Hear me in the sound of children’s playground laughter.
Listen for me in the music that became an important thread in vibrant tapestry that connected us.
Listen for me in all of the wisdom you shall encounter along your path—as it’s my way of continuing to be with you.
Most of all, listen for me in the private space of your interior world for it is there, deep inside of you, that you will hear my voice.  
“I have not left you.”

Feel me in all of the remarkable occasions left to unfold.
Feel my Presence as the long silver knife slices through all of the wedding cakes….
Feel me with you as each graduation cap is tossed into the air.
Feel my light in the candlelit flame of future birthday cakes…feel me beside you during long walks down crooked paths…feel me in the crashing waves of the ocean…and in the salty warmth of sea air.  
Feel me in the tender and awesome moments of future births and deaths and all other transitions marked by joy and by pain—
for even in your suffering…
”I hover so close.”

In my dying…I’ve not left you.
I am here,
I am everywhere.
I am closer to you than your own…
So Look for me.
Listen for me.
Feel me.

Dear God—by your grace, may all who love Chelsi seek to look, listen, and feel her Presence in their lives -----trusting that although no longer here in physical form, her Spirit remains present and alive…nothing changes that.
Nothing changes that.
And so it is.
~by Christine E. Kiesinger"

This tribute was added by Kristen Wavle on 9th June 2016


Know that Chelsi was one of those rare souls that had an impact on everyone around her.  She will stay in my heart forever.


This tribute was added by Marta Contwor on 9th June 2016

"I remember the wedding day of Rick and Julie and how much fun  we had droping things out of your bathroom window at them but you taught me how to accept me for me and I will always be grateful for that. You are still here with us because I truly believe only our Physical bodies goes. Love Always."

This tribute was added by Maria Petrucci on 9th June 2016

"Tracy, so sorry to hear.  I feel certain that you know or will know where to place Chelsi's passing in the context of her/your spiritual purpose.  Still, I know grieving is inevitable and healing.  Sending you light and love and peace."

This tribute was added by Toné Jackson on 9th June 2016

"I'm honestly at a loss for were there for the darkest of times, to share your smile, laugh and great sense of humor. You were there for the brightest of times cheering me on, a supportive friend, and forever my sister and a great spirit and energy m to all that embraced you.
Endless card games, singing in the streets, riding bikes on gorgeous days, and even when it rained.
You helped me in more ways than you realize, you knew me in my darkest moments of life, you never judged, and always supported myself and those around you.
Thank you for being a truly a one of kind spirit I'm blessed to call family.
We may of not talked for a little while due to life's highs and lows, but you never left my thoughts, memories, and heart.
RIP Chelsi Ann Ichrist, I know your watching over us all as a guardian angel filled with more spirit and personality than a whole packed concert.
Love and miss you beautiful, you'll forever be missed and always celebrated."

This tribute was added by Lynn Burnopp on 9th June 2016

"Tracy and Family,

I am so deeply saddened and hurt to hear of Chelsi's passing. The loss of a child is something no one can understand that hasn't gone through it.  My heart breaks for you all.  I love and miss you all.  Much love to you Tracy.  My prayers continue for you and the family.  I feel blessed to have known Chelsi and to spend some family time with her.  Love and Hugs!


This tribute was added by Nikie Fialdini on 9th June 2016

"Aw Chels... You were loved by so many people. I never told you that you inspire me. So thank you. Sleep soundly, beautiful."

This tribute was added by Eleni Khan on 8th June 2016

I only knew you a short time. Met you at the reiki retreat and instantly connected. In Sedona, I tried to reach out as much as I could to offer a loving ear and support. Something in my being told me to just give you love in any way you would be open to it. I never saw this coming. I reached out to you not too long ago and got the privilege of a brief conversation. I'm so happy that I reached out to let you know you were on my mind and that you were very happy to hear that. I know you knew how loved you were by everyone especially your family. And I remember how much love and light you shined so bright. I always had this feeling that I was supposed to believe in you- something great about you- who you wanted to be, who you didn't know you were, and who you were to become- an angel <3 I still believe in you Chelsi. I believe in your journey and the ever expanded being that you are without any limitations. Only love, sister <3 I pray that you know this now- how much love you are <3 I know that you do <3 love always <3"

This tribute was added by Susan Shaw on 8th June 2016

"Chelsi I did not know you, but I know your mom and those smiles are the same and so infectious.  I remember meeting Atlas when he was a tiny babe and thought what a beautiful gift to the world.  As you live with us in spirit he will spread your love.  "...he grabbed my finger and looked me directly in the eye as if saying "It's you and me Nonna". Light, Love and Prayers to all."

This tribute was added by Anne Todd on 8th June 2016

"My Dear Tracy, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I am keeping you and yours in my prayers. Sending you light and love and reiki"

This tribute was added by Phil Cromer on 8th June 2016

"Tracy and family, cathie and I are deeply saddened by your loss, having first meeting Chelsi as an infant when you lived in Ca. We feel your loss, losing a child is I'm sure not easy.  May she be blessed in the presence of our Lord and Rest in peace.

Love you

Phil and Cathie Cromer"

This tribute was added by abby thouin on 8th June 2016

"She Let Go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

~Safire Rose

Peace, Hari Om, Om Tat Sat - Namaste, Abby Thouin"

This tribute was added by William Kasper on 8th June 2016

"In paradisum deducant te angeli,
in tuo adventu
suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te
in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
aeternam habeas requiem.

May the angels lead you into paradise,
may the martyrs receive you
in your coming,
and may they guide you
into the holy city, Jerusalem.
May the chorus of angels receive you
and with Lazarus once poor
may you have eternal rest.

REQUIEM aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

ETERNAL rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

With love and prayers, from Billy, Angela, Jude, & Bernadette"

This tribute was added by David Grabauskas on 8th June 2016

"This cuts deep. I am very saddened by this loss to the world. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Laurissa Heller on 8th June 2016

"Love and Light to you from the women who love and know your mom. We are here and listening. We will stand with our hearts wide open, ready to carry the sorrow of the loss. May your energy rise with the stars and feel the lightness of being--shine on from where you reside.
The Sister Sanctuary"

This tribute was added by Christopher Jones on 8th June 2016

"Chelsi, you were so beautiful. I cannot even say the right things right now. Look at all of these people that loved you. RIP sweet girl. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Gail Jodway on 8th June 2016

"Chelsi, may you rest in peace now.You are now an angel in Heaven so that means you have to watch over your loved ones down here.Prayers for your Mom."

This tribute was added by Beata Lorinc on 8th June 2016

"May the beauty of your soul continue to blossom in the heavens and leave fragrant reminders of your spirit with those you have left behind.   Sending love.  Light.  And peace to those that loved you."

This tribute was added by Andrea Hylen on 8th June 2016

"Dear One,

Rest in peace. Feel the love that is posted here in your honor. Love to all who knew you on this planet. Healing and gratitude. I will look for you in the wind and the trees and the singing birds.

Much love,

This tribute was added by Danielle McSpring on 8th June 2016


You were like a younger sister to me. There is heartache knowing that we cannot speak with words anymore, but I know that your presence is all around me. You are in every song we listened to, every Taco Bell fire sauce packet, every craig northrup sign i pass, every beautiful breeze that blows, and every flower. I can feel your ghosty hugs, and I am comforted by our memories, our laughs, our long drives. You were one of the most baddass women I have ever met, always strong, and I will carry that on.

Rock on you beautiful lady. m/

This tribute was added by keith adams on 8th June 2016

"Hey Chelsi. We reconnected a year or so ago at a school reunion. Not only did seeing you bring back a lot of fun memories of playing music and hanging out, but your stories about your adventures since I'd last seen you touched me deeply. You are an inspiration. You reached out and friended me on facebook right after, and even from there, you constantly radiated rare inspirational wisdom and outward to inspire and share with your community. You are a blessing to many, and may our memories of you continue be a blessing for us. <3"

This tribute was added by Shannon Parker on 8th June 2016

"I may have been your teacher, but you taught me more."

This tribute was added by Jason Green on 8th June 2016

"Chelsi you were a light in my life and I can never forget you. You will forever be in my thoughts and my heart. You will always be my little toaster. There's no pain any more."

This tribute was added by Mark Ichrist on 7th June 2016

"Your creativity and intelect were boundless, artistic ability amazing and your inner and outer beauty unmatched. You could draw a horse that really looked like a horse, bake anything with ease and grow a garden that most would envy. Miss the way you shared my love for useless music triva (from the 70's!!!)  Miss the times we shared and could have shared in the future. Love you so much, Daddy"

This tribute was added by Monique Washington-Jones on 7th June 2016

"Dearest Chelsi, they are no words to express the magnitude of sorrow surrounding your loved ones right now. I pray that there's comfort and peace among your are forever loved by many. Thank you for each of them, especially Tracy & Buster for their unconditional love. And thank you for Atlas, may you continue to shine through him.  

Love & Light,

This tribute was added by Carole Kasper on 7th June 2016

"Chelsi always had a smile on that beautiful face of would light up a city!  We will forever remember her with her cousins giggling and singing silly songs!  We love you Chelsi  our beautiful angel!    Love Uncle Bud & Auntie Carole"

This tribute was added by Toni Dafeldecker on 7th June 2016

"All my Love & Prayers❤"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Sowards on 7th June 2016

"Our son Tyler fell deeply in love with Chelsi and it was easy to see why he loved her so much. Our family feels grateful for what time we got to make memories with Chelsi she was special and her loving, wild,fun, spirit was unlike many people you will ever get to meet in a lifetime. She is with our Heavenly Father now and someday we will meet her again. To Chelsis mom thank you for including Tyler. Love & Prayers, The Sowards Family"

This tribute was added by Irith Dror on 7th June 2016

"Dear Tracy, I  am so sorry for your loss.My heart goes to you and your family. With love and Reiki from Irith."

This tribute was added by Barbara O'Toole on 7th June 2016

"I wish I had some profound words to comfort you and Buster in this tragic time of your lives.  Chelsi left a beautiful legacy for you to love and cherish.His name  is ATLAS"

This tribute was added by Emily Santacroce on 7th June 2016

"I am truly sorry I never got to meet you in person. You were incredible, the impact your words and thoughts had on so many people. I am saddened for those who truly knew you. I am grateful for that little bit of you that I got to see. You were so much more than just a girl from chat to so many people. May you rest easy and know you're truly loved."

This tribute was added by debra hitchcock on 7th June 2016

"I never met you, Chelsi, yet I can imagine how beautiful a person you are because I know your mother. May you continue to flower and grow, like the beloved tree that you are.
God bless, Debra"

This tribute was added by Amanda Snell on 7th June 2016

"Oh Chelsi, I didn't know you well, but you were such a sweet girl. Fly free beautiful girl. I hope you find some peace."

This tribute was added by Suzanne Offutt on 7th June 2016

"Tracy, love, light and Reiki energy to you and the whole family in this time of transition for Chelsi. I loved watching Chelsi move into deft handling of all of the behind the scenes action at the Reiki retreat last year. She added an immeasurable sense of lighthearted competence to her accidental role.
Much Love to you,
Suzanne Offutt"

This tribute was added by Peter Karalis on 7th June 2016

"I am eternally grateful to have had Chelsi as a friend. As much as I could go on about our special bond, the truth is that Chelsi could easily connect with anyone, whether through music, food, sports, or just her infectious smile. She made me believe in myself whenever I had doubts. She lifted my spirits whenever I saw her face. The moments we shared together laughing through life will never fade away. I yearn for the day that I get to see her again. Until then, thank you, my dear friend, for everything.

Love Always,
Pita Bread"

This tribute was added by Justin Howard on 7th June 2016

"There are no words that can be said, no light that can shine bright enough, no smell as sweet and wonderful as Chelsi. She will be remembered and cherished in a way no other can ever be."

This tribute was added by Micah Mackenzie on 7th June 2016

"Love you So much Lovely! Missed you and I will miss you more than you know~ Where ever you are in this cosmos...I will see you again!"

This tribute was added by Pam Bruck on 7th June 2016

"Cousin Mark and family.  I am sad I never got to know Chelsi.  She sounded like a very free and fun loving spirit.  She is in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.  Her pain is gone.  She is truly free.  Much love from your caring and heartbroken cousins in Ohio. ❤"

This tribute was added by Leslie Penney on 7th June 2016

"You were a shining light in my life.  My heart will never be the same with you gone.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Patti Sapp on 7th June 2016

"Beautiful, Passionate and Spunky Chelsi Ann ~

You will be forever in the hearts of those that dearly loved you.
Atlas carries a wisp of you, tiny reminders, a glimpse of your soul;
your gift to the Universe. Blessings to your family."

This tribute was added by Donna Terwilliger on 7th June 2016

"Tracy, I am so very sorry to hear of Chelsea's transition.  I cannot imagine what you are going through but please know you, Buster and Atlas are in my thoughts and prayers.  
Love and Hugs

This tribute was added by Joyce Houchins on 7th June 2016

"I always think of you as the picture that should be in the dictionary when you look up "creative".  Sweet girl, you had so many talents and a mega watt smile that could light a room. Know you are loved by your whole family, and that you will always be missed.  I know you always quoted lyrics..."In the Arma of the angels...may you find some comfort there."  Live free and happy sweet soul."

This tribute was added by Lora Brenner on 7th June 2016

"Tracy, My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending love light and Reiki for your loss.

Blessings, Lora"

This tribute was added by Chelsea Littlefield on 7th June 2016

"The world is truly a less beautiful and unique place without you, and you will be missed every day. I am so proud, and honored, to have been your “Mini-Me” and will love you always,
- “Little Chelsea”"

This tribute was added by Fisi Torres on 7th June 2016

"Dear Tracy and Family,

I am very sorry for your loss, please know that  I am sending you love.


This tribute was added by Michelle Dubreuil Macek on 7th June 2016

"Oh cupcake, I am so sad....and yet you are called home to the Divine.  You are the light of your mama's heart and will be missed so deeply by so many.  A little piece of you remains with her and them in the form of that awesome baby boy, so your light lives on in a very big and shiny way.  Blessings to you as you fly on and to your family as they cope with your earthly absence. Tracy and Buster, I love you and blessing to Chelsi's family.  Peace, Michelle"

This tribute was added by Debby Barry on 7th June 2016

"Tracy, I am so very sorry - there are no words to express my sorrow for your loss.  I know Chelsi Ann will always be around you and smiling down on you.  May you find comfort in that and may the angels comfort you in this time of sorrow.  Sending you much love."

This tribute was added by Melody Scout on 7th June 2016

"Dearest Tracy and Family,
I'm so very, very sorry to hear of your deep and tragic loss. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. May legions of angels embrace, strengthen and support you now in your time of loss and grief. I only met Chelsi once but could see the bright light shining through. Sending my heart filled with love.

This tribute was added by Tammy Bowers on 7th June 2016

"Lots of love to you honey and so very sorry for you and your family...your beautiful angel will be always watching over you and your sweet grandson.  My heart aches for you and knows how devastated you both are...hugs and love and lots of prayers to you and your family!"

This tribute was added by Pam Holder McMahon on 7th June 2016

"The moment we met I saw your incredible LIGHT behind slightly shy eyes.  Within minutes you came to the rescue and ran sound for our concert and all the rest of the Retreat like a seasoned Pro.  What a gift your were/are.  The mirror you held up was a very powerful one, forcing us all to get a little more real and to examine ourselves a little deeper.  A bright STAR has left the Earth and joined those who shine in the Infinite ONEness.  I will call your name to the night sky and feel your answer in my heart of hearts.  Don and I love you and will never forget you.  You were a blessing in our lives. xoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Taruna Barber on 7th June 2016

"I am so sorry for your loss, Tracy and family.  Although I did not get to know Chelsi well, I remember seeing the absolute love that shone through her eyes for Atlas, as she played with him at his first birthday party.  May Chelsi and her whole family be surrounded and filled with peace, love, and light."

This tribute was added by Joan Wanex on 7th June 2016

"Tracy, my words cannot express the sorrow my heart is feeling for you and your family. Chelsi had a spirit that could not be contained by this world.  She will live on through Atlas...a blessing beyond belief.  My thoughts and prays are with you."

This tribute was added by Faith Ellis on 7th June 2016

"We spend a goodntwo years in life running the hair game taught me so much about being creative and strong. I shared a very special few moments in time with you...and i wont ever forget them. I love you. I miss you...i feel special to have been in your light for the time that i was. Fly high baby girl."

This tribute was added by Kyle Ichrist on 7th June 2016

"RIP to my beautiful sister Chelsi Ann Ichrist. While we didn't see each other as much as we both would have liked, we communicated often via phone or social media. We had a special bond, one that not many people understood. We could talk to each other about anything, and you were always there when I needed advice or simply needed someone to listen. I was heartbroken when I heard the news, and will be for the rest of my life. However, I do know that you are now in a better place. And I know that everyone there will love you, because you are special. Chelsi, you were a once in a lifetime type of person. I will forever remember and cherish the moments that we had together. Simply getting the "I'm proud of you little bro, love you"

This tribute was added by michael houchins on 7th June 2016

"I remember the artist and muscian who briefly shared her gifts with the world!"

This tribute was added by Susan Borchers on 7th June 2016

"My dear Sweet...I didn't "know" you, but I felt you.  We met when I ran into you and your Mom at Facci having lunch with your yummy new-born creation...  I felt you when I visited your wellness center in Baltimore.  You were not physically there, but I felt you. I have felt you although I have not known you.  Right now I hear the music of your light.  May the tips of our wings pass again."

This tribute was added by Lindsay Brewington on 7th June 2016

"Dear Dear Tracey and Family... I am so profoundly sorry to hear of Chelsi's a flower in the wind she was here touching the hearts of many and too soon gone...I was hoping to meet her one day..and enjoyed seeing her creative and funny baked goods and what a beautiful soul she was and still is where she is going she will be guided and blessed...I wish her safe passage and joy in her passage home. Love and light....Wishing you all so much Love.. I haven't cried this much in a long time. I Love you Trac....Wishing you the best...She was a beautiful Angel and still is .xxxoo Linds  Thank you Chelsi for blessing all with your presence here on Earth...wish I could have met you xxx"

This tribute was added by christine corbitt on 7th June 2016

"To the girl with the brightest smile ever and the craziest hair! I am so sad you left so soon. Now the sparkle in your eyes will fill your heart and I know that you now feel the light and love beyond any of your expectations. Thank you for giving the world your baby boy, Atlas, he carries your spirit with him in the best possible way. All my love to you sweetie.
Oh and if a big white dog with brown spots greets you that is Ike! Hang out with him, he's so cool:)"

This tribute was added by Heather Wandell on 7th June 2016

"Dearest Tracy and family--it is heartbreaking to read this very sad news. Sending you all great love and knowing that your Chelsi is feeling it and sending it too ❤️.  Our little cat Spooky made her transition this week too.  If Chelsi loved cats, Spooky will be there to greet her and say " Chelsi this is gonna be so much fun!  Let me show you what I have discovered!!!!"  Tears, sadness, beauty, and love all at the same time .  Hugs and many moments of comfort to you all .   xxxx"

This tribute was added by Amy Alward on 7th June 2016

"Lighting a candle to light your way, although a blazing star like you will surely not need it.  Good journey, fair one.  May you find peace, fully embraced in the Heart of the Divine.  (And an infinite, glorious playlist.  And an endless supply of pizza.)"

This tribute was added by Morgan Evans on 7th June 2016

"I'll always love you. You made the world a brighter place. Be at peace now. <3
-Morgan K Hand Grenade"

This tribute was added by Victoria Brady on 7th June 2016

"I never got the chance to see you in my atmosphere but I feel like I know you through Atlas,  and through your family.  Also,  through our pizza friendship.  I will see you later whether we are angels,  different people, or  colors in the wind.  Fly high."

This tribute was added by Key Bader on 7th June 2016

"I love you Chelsi, you're forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Cathi Kroener on 7th June 2016

"It is with much sadness that I write these words...BE FREE you beautiful butterfly...You are loved by many..Thank you for touching all of our souls..

The Kroener Family"

This tribute was added by Todd Houchins on 7th June 2016

"I am profoundly sorry to lose you Chelsi.  You will always be a sister to me.  I love you and I will miss you.  

I cherish the many parts of you that are still here with us through Atlas.  I know you are there.  I see and feel your spirit smiling back at me through his eyes.  


This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 7th June 2016

"My Daughter, my heart...

The profound sadness of your leaving so soon is daunting.  I will always know you by the smell of rose, hearing Bohemian Rhapsody and your whispers while walking with the trees.  I love you more than any word could ever express.

Your Ma"

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