Kelsey Elizabeth Lounsbury

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Kelsey Elizabeth Lounsbury was tragically taken from family and friends in the early morning of Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Kelsey was born in Yakima, WA on October 5, 1988 to Rick and Martha (Heron) Lounsbury. She attended school in East Valley, graduating in 2007. She then moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and train in Park City in skeleton. After a year and a half at U of U, she decided to concentrate on her studies and moved back to Washington and became a full-fledged, devoted Coug at WSU. She joined the rowing team which became her passion and her Pullman family.

Kelsey will best be remembered for her huge heart, electric personality and her obsession with everything sports related. She was always very family oriented and enjoyed every minute spent with family and friends. She and her cousins could tell stories on each other for hours and the laughter was endless.

Kelsey volunteered at the Grant County Fire District #8 in Mattawa, WA and had recently decided that it was the career she had been looking for.

She will be dearly missed by all of those she touched in life.

Kelsey is preceded in death by her Grandpa John Heron, who she worshiped, and it was mutual.

She is survived by her parents, Rick and Martha Lounsbury, Grandma Ardath Heron, grandparents, Gary and Pat Lounsbury, aunts and uncles: Beth Heron, Joy and Steve Cruse, Gary and LaVon Lounsbury, Shellie and Ken Paul, Bob and Deb Lounsbury and Scott Lounsbury; her cousins: Stephen (Abby) Cruse, Cody (Lindsey) Cruse, Brennan and Lindsy Lounsbury, Breezy and Kurt Schelhammer, Emily (Cody) Paul and Madelyn Paul and numerous other cousins, aunts, and uncles. She loved you all. Kelsey is also survived by many friends and all are so treasured, including Cassie Green, Lindsey (Woodkey) Barkley, Cassie (Hester) Marshall, Sam Mallory, Emily Crawford and Liz England-Smith.

Kelsey’s life will be celebrated on July 13, 2019 at Terrace Heights Grange (3701 W. Birchfield Rd., Yakima) at 11:00 AM with lunch following. Please come with memories and hugs to share.

If you would like to make a donation in Kelsey’s honor you can do so to the Grant County Fire District #8 (PO Box 1728, Mattawa, WA 99349) or sent in care of Brookside Funeral Home (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936) who is caring for the family. Online condolences can be left at

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Brittany Marquis

You were very outgoing and spunky! You had so many goals and a lot of ambition! The sunshine to a dull day. I loved going to lunches with you and you telling me about the rowing team at Pullman! It was a sad day to see you leave us at Blue Sea Systems and now even a sadder day now that you have left us for good! Rest easy my friend and may you be at peace!