Kelly Lee Ann Loughrin-Billings: 1962-2019
Last updated 2/20/2019 at Noon
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Kelly Lee Ann Loughrin-Billings, a lifetime resident of Edmonds, Washington, at the age of 56 on Monday, January 28, 2019.
While her family and friends are devastated by feelings that it was not yet her time to go, they find solace in her peace in heaven alongside her father, William Loughrin and her mother, Roberta (Bobbie) Loughrin.
Her passing was gentle, as she spent her last days surrounded by the loved ones who were blessed to have known her and cherished her presence in their lives.
Kelly lived her life continuing a Loughrin family tradition of finding joy in bringing comfort to others. Whether it was cooking with her mother for family gatherings, spoiling her niece, Brooke Loughrin, and nephew Billy Loughrin, entertaining neighbors at her famous salsa making parties, reminiscing with her childhood best friend Tracy about their lemonade stand recipe, or traveling with her husband Del Billings to their cabin in Index or to Maui, no one could deny Kelly's innate ability to make others feel at ease.
As those who knew her learn to live without her, there is hope that the lessons Kelly brought to this Earth will not be forgotten with her early departure from this life.
Kelly was the most senior member of the staff at Loughrin & Company CPAs, where she started in 1986 working for her father. The company's current owner, her brother William Loughrin II, will find it difficult to fill the position she left behind.
She not only took care of the majority of the firm's restaurant accounts and its longest, largest construction client, but she was a glimmer in the daily life of the office that could never be matched.
Her presence will be greatly missed by her fellow employees, along with the clients who have become accustomed to the personal touch in her work.
Kelly, you may be glad to know that our dear friend, sister, aunt, and wife is happily looking down on us with the widest of smiles.
When she is not dressing up with her mother in the extravagant clothes of heaven or listening to the comforting sounds of Kris Kristofferson through God's sound system, she is here with us. May this never be forgotten. We love you Kel. Rest with ease.
A celebration of life will be held on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17th. The celebration will be held at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, WA 98020 at 12 noon to 4 pm.
Please share memories at http://www.beckstributecenter.com.