ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kelley Smith, 31, born on July 5, 1980 and passed away on July 30, 2011. "Like the rainbow fading in the twinkling of an eye, gone too soon..."  We will remember her forever.

Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 30, 2019
Thinking of you today, Kelley.
Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 5, 2019
Happy Birthday Kelley. Forever young.
Posted by Clare MacQueen on July 30, 2018
Kelley, I carry you in my heart always. Missing you more than ever on this day, especially your laughter! Love forever from your "mama-la"...
Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 30, 2018
Remembering Kelley today.
Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 20, 2018
I'll always remember the last time I saw Kelley. I will always have her in my heart.
Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 5, 2017
She will always be in my heart.
Posted by Clare MacQueen on July 31, 2016
Five years, and I still miss Kelley terribly. Sometimes it feels as if she's been on a very long vacation and will come home soon from heavenly climes. This is one mom who would be so happy to brave that slide show! (Memorial left at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday night, 30 July 2016, in Seattle, Washington.)
Posted by Gary Gibbons on January 7, 2016
I still have her in my heart.
Posted by Jules Sarazin on August 27, 2011
Thanks for creating this what a great way to keep great memories of a loved ones not with us anymore..
Posted by Codi Lloyd on August 7, 2011
Words cannot express the feelings of sadness for the loss of such a precious life. I was lucky to have known Kelley in high school and remember her as the one who always had a smile on her face and a sweet personality that was hard to miss. She will be greatly missed by many.
Posted by Scott Hendrickson on August 6, 2011
Here for too short a time. Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten. You were part of our life and we will miss you. May you have peace at last.
Posted by Sapphire Sun Hort on August 5, 2011
Is there a memorial? I want to attend. Please respond AS
AP. She was part of my life.

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Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 30, 2019
Thinking of you today, Kelley.
Posted by Gary Gibbons on July 5, 2019
Happy Birthday Kelley. Forever young.
Posted by Clare MacQueen on July 30, 2018
Kelley, I carry you in my heart always. Missing you more than ever on this day, especially your laughter! Love forever from your "mama-la"...
Recent stories
Shared by Clare MacQueen on August 16, 2012

Kelley and me in Kirkland, at my wedding to Gary in July 2005. You can see why she called me her "shrimp" mom.  I've been looking up to her since she was 12 years old!

Shared by Clare MacQueen on August 16, 2012

Roxie and Kelley adored each other. Just look at the expression on Kelley's face in the photo that Sapphire Sun Hort says is her mother's favorite (the one of Kelley in the black sweater). That's Kelley looking downward toward Roxie, and the joy and love on her face are obvious.

Roxie's a Golden Lab/Husky mix, though you'd never know it from her appearance, except for the one blue eye. Her personality, on the other hand, can be very much Husky: intelligent, stubborn, independent, and alpha female.

We rescued her from the pound, and I believe Roxie never forgot that. She was like an angel in canine form in Kelley's life. 

And, like most Huskies, Roxie "sings" when she's happy, especially when she's greeting people she likes a lot. She also has a fine sense of humor and was always a good sport when Kelley or I played "gotcha" or other canine practical jokes on her.  I've never known a dog that "smiled" so much in the company of her humans!  

Shared by Clare MacQueen on August 16, 2012

What a little "monkey" Kelley was! We lived in San Diego and often went to the beach. Afterward, she loved brushing the sand off my skin, or her dad's, especially from between our toes. Even as an adult, she still liked to "groom" her mom -- plucking my eyebrows (which she was very good at), and chasing me while begging to pick my nearly invisible blackheads.  :-)