OBITUARY

Lorna Mae Kelly

May 1, 1952August 5, 2018

Lorna Kelly On Sunday, August 5, 2018, Lorna Mae Kelly, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord Savior at the age of 66. Lorna was born on May 1, 1952 in Everett Washington to Max and Una Ford. She was raised on a farm in Machias Washington along with her two brothers and two sisters. Lorna, as well as her siblings, had a passion for horses that led to her dad founding and leading the Rounders 4‐H club. They would host horse play‐days on their property for years after Lorna graduating from Snohomish High School in 1970. Lorna was known for her adventurous spirit. She continued to own horses most of her life, gaming in local play‐days with her daughters and trail riding in the Cascade Mountains with her family. While working at Fluke in marketing, she met the love of her life, Bryan, and was married on September 22nd 1984. Later retiring from Fluke with over two decades with the company. She stayed in the Snohomish area her entire life until recently relocating to Arlington with her husband to their dream house on the lake. After retirement, Lorna was passionate about breeding, raising and showing pedigreed Ragdoll cats, so much so that she owned a successful business selling Ragdoll kittens all over the world. Over the years, she has met many of her close friends from it. She was a world traveler, taking along her mother, husband, children, and grandchildren on her adventures. Lorna enjoyed cruising the Mediterranean, horseback riding the Canadian Rocky Mountains, exploring the Mayan ruins, touring New Zealand by camper van, traversing a wild African safari, glided through Venice's grand waterways, walked the old roads of Israel, viewing Iceland by Icelandic pony, listening to the waves at her brother, Lonney and Stacey’s Mexican villa and many other exciting trips. Lorna has lived a life full of love and passion for her family and friends. Lorna was predeceased by her father Max, Aunt Diane, and Nephew Justin. She is survived by her husband Bryan of 33 years, her mother Una; brothers Lonney and Kerry, sisters Maxine and Tamera, children Stacey, Kelli (Jazon), Hannah (Chris), and nine grandchildren, Kylie, Sammie, Kirsa, Brad, Wesley, Julia, Colt, Georgia, Dawson and with another granddaughter expected in October. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations can be made out to the Burn Road Bible Church in Lorna’s name. A celebration of Lorna's life will be held on August 15th at 1:00 pm at LifePoint Church, 14619 28th St NE, Lake Stevens

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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bob virkelyst

August 16, 2018

My dearest, deepest condolences to Lorna's family,

I was very much saddened to hear of Lorna's passing, and the news was quite a shock to me. I remember her from her days at Fluke. Even though I was her boss in the marketing group, we really shared a sense of camaraderie, and made the most of the work that needed to be done. Lorna always found the brighter side in everything, always had a smile, and always lent a helping hand. I loved hearing the stories about her dad, her horses, kids, husband, family life, and all the 4-H shows at the Puyallup Fair, amongst others. She left far too soon, and it's really a jolt. My best wishes and support to you in these trying times. I will always remember Lorna, just like the picture you have posted. -- Bob Virkelyst

Willem Jan van den Eijkhof

August 15, 2018

I am so happy that I have had the privilege to meet and befriend Lorna. Even though we were friends from afar, she was always close to my heart.

I have had the pleasure of staying twice at Lorna and Bryan. And even though I must have shocked her several times with my Dutch directness, I cherish the early morning conversations we had about cats, faith, and everything in between those two subjects.

It is so sad that she is physically no longer with us but her kindness, her warmth and her positive look on life will remain with me and close to my heart. I am grateful to have met her.

I wish all - and in particular her family - strength and solace in these difficult times.

Gwyneth Gintherg

August 11, 2018

To Lorna's family, what a lovely person you have lost. I am sorry for your grief. Lord please comfort them all and grant them peace.

Lois Tuengel

August 10, 2018

To Lorna's whole family,
I am so sad to hear this. I hadn't seen Lorna in years when I ran into her at a store just a few months ago. We chatted, and she was the same sweet and kind person that I always remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during such a difficult time.
Fondly,
Lois Tuengel

Kathy Summers

August 10, 2018

To Lorna's family,
Your loss is deep and there are really no words that help very much right now, but please know that many are praying for you and trusting that you will know God's comfort at this very difficult time.
Lorna was such a special friend to all of us at Burn Road Bible Church and we will miss her so much. She radiated joy and happiness and love.
I (Kathy) will sure miss our after-church chats by the door as she was leaving - Lorna was always fun to talk with. I feel blessed to have known her for the past 3 years.

FROM THE FAMILY