Anam Beth Kelly was always different, in the best of ways. Her name itself means “Soul,” and hers was one of the most creative, kind, funny, generous, wise and loving ever to have graced this world.
Anam was born in Portland, OR on Wednesday, May 8, 2002. She overcame many obstacles in the first few years that arose from beginning life 9 weeks premature. Anam attended the Dieringer School District through middle school. She achieved her brown belt in tae kwon do, won a bronze medal at nationals in sparring, and learned to play the piano. At age 12, Anam was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease which she battled until her passing. Anam won the Eric Jilbert Inspirational Award at North Tapps Middle School as a tribute to her positive, “never give up” attitude, strength and fortitude. She attended Sumner High School, participating in choir and earning a “most improved vocalist” award her junior year. She continued to pursue singing throughout her senior year until her graduation in 2020. Anam loved animals, anime, reading, trivia, music, singing and most of all, her people. She had just begun her first job and loved making people smile the most.
Anam passed away from Addison’s Disease on March 18, 2021. She is survived by her loving family: mother and stepdad, Lisa & Jim Stevens; sister, O’Rian Kelly; father and stepmother, Patrick & Mary Kelly; grandparents, Bill & Sandi Allen; aunt and uncle, Robin & Richard Corak; cousin, Owen Phillips; aunt and uncle, Stephen & Kathleen Kelly; cousins, Michelle & Tyler Park. Anam is also survived by countless other loving family and friends whose lives she touched all over the world.
Anam’s Celebration of Life/Memorial will be held at Kelley Farms, Bonney Lake, on April 12th at 6 p.m. If you wish to attend, please email us the names of those that will be joining us to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 9th. Masks are required at this event.