Kellie Williams

July 11, 1953 - April 24, 2024

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Kellie (Kel) Marie Williams, of Bremerton, WA, beloved partner of Marcie Mathis, and loving sister of Dorothy Wilhelm, passed peacefully at home on April 24th, 2024, with Marcie by her side. Kel was born at the Army hospital at Camp Gordon in Georgia, to Benjamin and Marcia Williams on July 11th, 1953. When she was 6 weeks old, she moved with her parents to Bremerton, WA where she spent the rest of her life, except for a short time in Astoria, OR for Job Corps. She graduated from East Bremerton High, lettering in sports, and after Job Corps attended Olympic College where she earned an Associate degree. Kel held a variety of jobs during her life including taxi driver and travel clerk. Kel was a kind and gentle spirit, lover of cats, and felt a deep connection with nature and the earth. She loved visiting the mountains and the ocean. Her other favorite pastimes included reading and watching sports, especially the UW Huskies, Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners. She was also a University of Georgia fan because she was born in Georgia. Her life included much messiness, but she persevered, until the battle with cancer was too much to overcome. Kel is survived by her partner Marcie Mathis, her sister Dorothy Wilhelm, nephew Robert P (Amy). Wilhelm, great nephew Craig (Allison) Wilhelm, and great niece Amanda (Blake) Quick and her children. A celebration of life will be held later in the summer at the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Donations in Kel’s memory can be made to the Kitsap Regional Library or the Kitsap Humane Society, two organizations she cared much about. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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