Kelli Marie Ashcraft, 22, of Friday Harbor, passed away on April 3, 2017 at her home. Kelli was born in Skagit Hospital, in Mount Vernon, Washington on Jan. 17, 1995, and was brought home the next day to Friday Harbor, aboard the ferry during a gale. Kelli attended Foxglove Preschool and graduated with the class of 2013 on the honor roll at Friday Harbor High School. She was an athlete involved in soccer, softball, basketball, boxing, bike riding and bodybuilding.
By the time Kelli graduated from high school, she had obtained her NASM personal training certificate and she nailed a job as a personal trainer and spinning instructor in San Diego at The La Jolla Sport Club. Kelli completed two years of college at Mesa Community College in San Diego and was also captain of the girls’ cross country team, placing 12th at state. Kelli competed in many biathlons and triathlons, always placing in the top of her class, if not winning her age group. Kelli loved to travel and had traveled through eight countries, always exploring and learning about the different cultures. Kelli touched everyone she met with her beautiful smile and playful attitude. She loved her family, especially her little sissy Brook. She had just returned from a year abroad in Australia when she was tragically taken from us.
Kelli leaves behind her parents, Edward and Tami Ashcraft; sister, Brook Fayella Ashcraft; grandmothers: Marie Louise Ashcraft and Zonna May Pennell; aunts: Roberta (Clinton) Crist, Theresa (Ron) Martinson, and Uncle Tom (Karie) Ashcraft; many cousins and many friends. She will leave a big hole in our lives but fullness in our hearts. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 7 at Valley Cemetery with a Celebration of Life following at Brickworks in Friday Harbor, until 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to both. In lieu of flowers, please donate at www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-kelli-ashcraft, Carbon Monoxide Alarm Campaign. By donating, it will save lives in Kelli’s name. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Kelli, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.