Catherine Jeanne Kelley | Feb. 1955 – June 2023

July 04, 2023
Catherine Jeanne Kelley | Feb. 1955 – June 2023 Catherine Jeanne Kelley | Feb. 1955 – June 2023

Catherine Jeanne Kelley was born Feb. 8, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio, the fifth of nine children to Frank and Martha Beaumont. She moved to Woodinville, Washington, in 1986 with her husband, Alan Kelley, and raised their four children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Cathy passed peacefully on June 25, 2023, surrounded by family.

Growing up, Cathy loved reading and could always be found with her nose in a book. She was also a devout Christian, meticulous embroiderer, and avid gardener. Cathy met her husband Alan at UCLA in 1977 after she completed her bachelor’s degree in anthropology. They wed on July 14, 1979, in her mother’s backyard, and she spent many years of her life dedicated to her family as a loving wife and mother to four children. She frequently liked to joke that she used her degree in anthropology to civilize four barbarians.

Cathy led a life full of love, warmth, and generosity. She was an incredible cook whose fettuccine alfredo and chocolate chip cookies were nothing short of epic. Cathy was also a deep thinker and loved discussing theology and history with her friends and family. She was very active in her church, loved dark chocolate and peppermint tea, and liked to spend her evenings enjoying life with her family.

Cathy is survived by her brothers and sisters, her four children, Lorraine, Michael, James, and Edward, nine grandchildren, and her loving husband, Alan.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, in the Main Sanctuary. All family, friends, and community members who knew Cathy are welcome to attend. A viewing will be available before the memorial celebration from 9 a.m. to noon at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 7200 180th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA. 98052 (across the street from Home Depot).

Flowers can be delivered to Bellevue Presbyterian Church and/or Cedar Lawns Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can also be made to her husband, Dr. Alan Kelley’s non-profit medical relief organization, Medical Teams Worldwide, at