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Audrey Leah (Lycklama) Kelsey: 1965—2013 | Passages

October 28, 2013 · 10:14 AM

Audrey Kelsey / Contributed photo

Audrey Kelsey passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Oct. 17, 2013 in Bellingham, Wash. with her loving husband by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born to Heinz and Gerda Lycklama in Ottawa, Canada on June 20, 1965. Her family later moved to New Jersey and then California.

Audrey graduated from Los Angeles Baptist High School and worked as a secretary until she married the love of her life, Michael Kelsey, in 1987. They moved to Friday Harbor, Wash. to start married life and a family.

Audrey was a devoted wife and mother. She home schooled her three children and worked part-time jobs while living in Friday Harbor and Ferndale.

Audrey loved to cook and bake, and shared the fruits of her labor with family and friends. She had a special gift of caring and hospitality, often ministering to the needs of other children in their home. Audrey had a very infectious and memorable laugh.

Audrey is survived by husband Michael Kelsey, children Elizabeth, Alysa, and John, four siblings and many other family members. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and many friends from around the world.

A celebration of life service will be held on Nov. 2, at 2 p.m., at Grace Church Bellingham, 1815 Cornwall Ave.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Agape Home for Women and Children, Lighthouse Mission Ministries, www.thelighthousemission.org.

— Family of Audrey Kelsey


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