This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Raquel "Kelly" Stutz, 48, born on January 18, 1968 and passed away on April 8, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Brandi Thompson on January 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Raquel. You are so missed.
Posted by Kathy Edmondson on January 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Raquel
Posted by Diana Ball on April 9, 2019
Still so hard to believe you are gone. . . thankfully you still live on in our memories and our hearts, forever my friend! xoxox
Posted by Randy Foreman on April 9, 2019
I miss you my friend. Been thinking of you a lot lately... RaQ & Roll
Posted by david aronowitz on April 8, 2019
will never think of Tequila the same way without you. Softball games were so much fun with you and the bashes were the best when you were there
Posted by Debora Ann on April 8, 2019
Thinking of you today my beautiful friend.
Posted by david aronowitz on January 18, 2019
thinking about you my friend. Enjoyed the bashes and the laughs we had. you left us way too soon
Posted by Cher Rue on April 10, 2018
Sending love and light to you Raquel you are definatly missed. love Cher
Posted by Dawn Leviton on April 8, 2018
My dear Cousin,
I think of you always and miss you very much. I know you are happy and at peace in the beautiful place. You will always be in my heart and soul.
Posted by Dave Lopez on March 22, 2018
It has been almost 2 years since we lost you. It is still difficult for me to believe that you are gone. You were a force of alive energy where ever you were. You were a head turner with your beauty and your gregoriousness. I know life goes on and forward but every so often I'm reminded of us and the other day was one of those days. I've been having a hard time lately and wished I could call you like old days just to hear a friendly voice. Then was going through old emails, cleaning them out and i see one titled "See what your missing? Heehee" with a picture attached that I took of you. This was your way of saying "I'm still here" , wow and thank you. I will never forget you Raquel...
P.s. I will post the pic
Posted by Jason Super on January 27, 2018
Happy Birthday Gorgeous, def miss you girl, much love. Till we meet again ❤❤❤
Posted by Thom Fettik on January 19, 2018
Happy Birthday my friend..
Posted by Diana Ball on January 18, 2018
Think of you often and miss that glowing smile & sharp wit... happy birthday beautiful! xoxo
Posted by Missy Floth on January 18, 2018
Happy Birthday Beautiful lady. You have no idea the impact you have had on so many people. Thank you for your unconditional friendship.
Posted by Randy Foreman on January 18, 2018
Happy Birthday Raq. You have been on my mind lately and I've been missing you tremendously. Take care my friend CHEERS!
Posted by Lindi Mayfield on January 20, 2017
~ Happy Belated Birthday come to mind and my face lights up remembering your Huge Personality (and Gorgeous Hair) ... <3
Posted by Kathy Edmondson on January 18, 2017
Happy Birthday Raquel... I miss you and know that you are looking down and smiling at us
Posted by Randy Foreman on January 18, 2017
Happy Birthday Raq. Wish we were partying like the old days. Miss you
Posted by Miz Havin on January 18, 2017
Miss ya Red! Happy Birthday!! Xo
Posted by molly tischler on January 18, 2017
Happy Birthday to our beautiful niece, miss you every day. and you are always in our prayers. Love Aunt Molly and Uncle Gary
Posted by david aronowitz on January 18, 2017
happy birthday Raq! I miss ya my friend. I will never forget the BAC bashes and softball games. We had our differences in sports teams but you were always a straight shooter. Love ya
Posted by Brie Brown on January 18, 2017
I think about you often and miss your smile and your smartass comments.
Posted by Lauren Emanuel on June 25, 2016
Such a bright light to burn out so quickly. Hate having to say good bye. You will be missed!
Posted by Jenn Kochanski on May 26, 2016
I miss you so much. Your beautiful smile, quirky posts, your amazing heart. I am a much better person because of you. I will never forget you friend.... I love you.....
Posted by Diana Ball on April 19, 2016
I'll miss your smile, it was a beacon... I'll miss your sass, it made me laugh... Most of all I'll miss how good of a "Bitch" you were, it gave me courage to be myself and be proud of it! Thank you friend... see you in the other side XOXOX <3
Posted by Scott Asencio on April 17, 2016
A Poem by Brandi Lowry pretty much sums up what your loss means to me...

Rest in the Peace You Sought Raquel... Your Smile, Your Spirit and Your Sass will be missed!!!


You may never realize
The true impact
Your life
Has on others

Unless your departed soul
Is allowed to witness
The painful void
Left in your absence.
Posted by Lindi Mayfield on April 16, 2016
RaQQy .Nearly 10yrs. ago we became friends in the AOL SoCal chat room. I Finally met you in person at BFL in 2014, 1 look across the room and I saw your Beautiful Smile and Gorgeous Red Hair, I rushed over to say Hi and Hugged you... sadly that was our only encounter in person...I Laughed almost daily at your Sassy Outspoken Facebook comments and quickly realized how lucky I was to be on your Friendly side...other than Us being Football nemesis. I Always admired your posts about the "Ladies Luncheons" and hoped that I could One day attend one with you, I'll sadly never get that chance now... Although we weren't "Close" RaQQy your passing has touched me deeply. I will always wish I'd taken more time to chat with you. Your Passion and Enthusiasm for Life was contagious to those around you <3 . May your Spirit find Peace, I'll think of you Often... and even root for your Raiders ..Love ya Gurlie .... ::One Last Wink and Fluff of Your Gorgeous Curlz:: RaQQy.... <3
Posted by Dawn Leviton on April 15, 2016
My dearest cousin Kelly! I will miss you and think of you always! You were an amazing person who light up a room. I will always remember our fun times at kids and Christmases at grandma's. You are with them now and your daddy. I love you and know your at peace now an amazing place. God has a very special angel with him now. Until meet again.
Posted by Brie Brown on April 15, 2016
Raquel, you were a shooting, star you shined so bright but just for a short time, now you're gone and I just can't believe it.
I admired your shine and wish I reached out to you more than I did, I will miss you.
You touched my heart and your lesson to me now is to touch other and not take things for granted.
Posted by Joe Claybaugh on April 15, 2016
Geezus RAQ….So many adventures, so many concerts, so many bashes, so many parties, so many things we don’t talk about in public. You my dear lady 20 plus years ago introduced me to a little band called KORN. You called it “Crunchy music”. That’s the thing about you most people know. You don’t hang out with Raquel, you have adventures with Raquel. Sorry we drifted apart. I’ll be honest I’m pretty upset TastyMocha and TTLYRED Didn’t get to ride together one last time. WE DID SOME S**t!!!! I will never forget your famous line to me whenever I suggested something to dumb “Hell no dude, someday I’m going to be famous”.
Posted by Cher Rue on April 15, 2016
Raquel, your smile was amazing, I looked forward to spending time with you at ladies luncheons, our get togethers in the summer at the arcade and other events, you were so smart, and fun, I am sad you are gone and I will miss you so much. I am sending you love and light on your new journey. big hugs surround your spirit. Love Cher
Posted by molly tischler on April 15, 2016
For our special beautiful niece (with beautiful red hair). We had so many memories of you growing up in our home, we loved your laugh and smile and the fun we had with you. Our hearts are broken, but we know you are in heaven with your dad, grandparents and Martin. We will miss you terribly. Uncle Gary and Aunt Molly
Posted by Erin Alvarez on April 15, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Raquel's family and friends. She was a difficult person to actually know with her strong and gregarious exterior. It is truly tragic that her beautiful light was extinguished so early and I hope she knew how loved she was not only here in Earth but as a precious precious child of God. I have made a named donation to SAVE(Suicide awareness voices of education) in her name so that her memory will forever help other struggling young women. In Jesus' name I pray for her, Amen!
Posted by Rebecca OToole on April 14, 2016
Kelly came into my life when we were in high school. Her father was married to my Aunt. We hit it off right away. She was outgoing, friendly and was absolutely Ms. Rocker! She took me to parties and introduced me to glam rock and Aqua Net hairspray! We cruised Mission Beach all summer - some of the best times of my high school years. I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. May her soul and spirit shine bright...
Posted by Melissa Aden on April 14, 2016
Gone but never forgetten, Raquel you where the realist the strongest and most outspoken women I've meet. You was alway up front and spoke what was on your mind fluffing the curls, Red I'm going to miss you!! Till we see each other again:-)❤️ Rock on in heaven Raquel
Posted by Linda Very on April 14, 2016
i know you are in heaven shining bright. Making everyone there smile. I pray you are at peace. Sending love up to the heavens Raq.. RIP
Posted by david aronowitz on April 14, 2016
I am so honored and fortunate to have met and have known Raquel for 20 years. The bashes would have never been the same without her. She had a great sense of humor and smile. My thoughts and prayers to the family. I will miss you so much
Posted by MJ Aubin on April 14, 2016
There are things that will always remind me of you: Raiders love, taco Tuesdays, Starbucks Teavana, sassy redheads and St Patrick's Day. Your Facebook posts were always able to give me a smile or a laugh. In life you brought so much joy and happiness to those around you. Your wit, intelligence and kindness will truly be missed, but you will always live on in our memories and our hearts.
Posted by Myisha Smith on April 14, 2016
I still can't believe it but I know I can't question it. I will always remember your sass and how much life and fun you had. I could always count on a good laugh reading you post. You have touched so many lives and I'm so sad you're gone. You will always be my favorite red head!! Rest Easy beautiful Raquel.
Posted by Rebecca Warren on April 14, 2016
Sweet girl, you will be missed. <3 Prayers to all family and friends.
Posted by Julie Ware on April 14, 2016

You were one of the first people I had met in this wonderful crazy fun community. So funny and your smile always lit up the room. You are truly adored and loved by many. I pray you are at peace and your family will be surrounded by the love you have shared with them.
Posted by Carol Doyle on April 14, 2016
I'm a better person for having known you. Your quick wit, your cunning charm, your devilish were such an inspiration. Your friendship meant so much to me. Having you in my corner, in my life, helped me overcome so much. I can't apologize enough for not seeing the signs, for not helping you. You were one of the strongest, most independent, most brave women I have ever had the honor of calling friend. I will always cherish the memories we shared, and you will forever hold a special place in my heart...Until we meet again...
Posted by Jason Super on April 14, 2016
Never got to meet in person, talked on Facebook many times, were supposed to go on a date, tour of her area when I came out to cali. We flirted, laughed, shared stories, I just spoke to her 2 days before she passed, I felt something was wrong, she said she would be offline for a few, but she would hit me up soon, than I see this, I wish I knew what happened and if there was anything I could have done. Such a beautiful, sexy, funny loving, outgoing, caring, young woman, will be greatly missed. <3.  Xoxoxo
Posted by Cliff Thornton on April 14, 2016
Wish someone could have seen the signs and saved you!
Posted by Cindy Morrison on April 14, 2016
I will miss you! May you rest in peace.
Posted by Thom Fettik on April 14, 2016
RaQ the impact you left on all of us from the first time we met you has been an incredible and beautiful ride. Beautiful, witty, charming with a bad ass twist. You are missed my friend dearly. May the heavens hold you tight and may you shine upon us as you did here on earth.
Posted by Denise Esh on April 13, 2016
Raquel, I'm still in shock. I can't imagine what happened, but I will miss so much about you.  For me, your light was extinguished too soon. RIP, you are already very missed by so many. 

Sending prayers that your family can find the comfort they need to get through this loss.
Posted by Andrea Dapron-Hesse on April 13, 2016
I was always so impressed by smart, sassy, bad ass, inspiring, uplifting, real, fucken' hilarious, caring, confident...I could go on forever. I have so many fun memories with her and only wish I had the chance to make more.
Posted by Nisi Lynch on April 13, 2016
Raquel you were and will always be a sweetheart to all that came to know you. Your journey here on earth has ended and you've gotten your angel wings. RIP sweet angel.

Heaven's Light by Ron Tranmer

The sun shines down upon us
and gives us warmth and light.
Then when the day has ended
it disappears from sight.

Though we're left in darkness,
we know the sun's not died,
for it is shining brightly
on the world's other side.

So it is when one we love
comes to their end of days.
They just go to the other side
to shine their loving rays.

That's why heaven is a place
that glows beyond compare.
The lights of those who've left us
are all brightly shining there.
Posted by David Edmondson III on April 13, 2016
The first time I met her was at the Tiki Bar at one of Stu's events. My first impression of her was she was extremely sarcastic. Yes, I liked her immediately. We would exchange barbs back and forth over the Raiders and 49ers, but she was a very cool person and could light up any room she was in. It's still a shock that she's not with us. I hope she finds peace in the afterlife. She will be sorely missed.
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Posted by Brandi Thompson on January 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Raquel. You are so missed.
Posted by Kathy Edmondson on January 18, 2020
Happy Birthday Raquel
Posted by Diana Ball on April 9, 2019
Still so hard to believe you are gone. . . thankfully you still live on in our memories and our hearts, forever my friend! xoxox
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Cheers to You

Shared by Scott Asencio on April 17, 2016

Because you and I never stopped at 1 shot...

‪#‎SkyRAQt‬ ‪#‎4EverRED‬ ‪#‎ToastToRAQ‬

Cheers to the life you lived, the people you touched and the memories you gave us all

Rest in the Peace You Sought Raquel Kelly

First time we met

Shared by Joe Claybaugh on April 16, 2016

I remember the first time we met. We were at a infamous party at Chers house. I was coming in the front door you were coming out. Needless to say we kind of blocked each other. You yelled "Can someone get this walking carpet out of my way?!?!". OMG Starwars referance, who is this girl? I have so many stories about you. I'm pretty sure you have no idea how much your passing hurts a lot of people. I hate hate hate we drifted apart. I will share more fun storys when I can get it together

Raquel Inc.

Shared by Randy Foreman on April 14, 2016

You had just received your paperwork of incorporation for Raquel, Inc. and when you placed it in your strong box you gave me this sticker and told me to hold on to it because you would be rich and important some day. I always tried to tell you that you are rich with friends and important to many... Always busting ass to make your first million.