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KELLY JAY FITZGIBBON
August 6, 1952 ~ May 5, 2015

Kelly Jay Fitzgibbon born on Aug. 6, 1952, passed away May 5th, 2015. He was the first born of seven children to James K. and Mary Ann Fitzgibbon. Born in Clark County, WA, where he lived a full and active life.
Kelly loved his family, sailing, hunting, fishing, and was a talented musician.
He was President of the Washington State Tax Consultants and owner of Bottom Line Tax Services.
Kelly always had a twinkle in his eye and a
smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed.
Kelly is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ranza; his children, Cory, Emily Davies (Shelton), Alicia Jamieson (Mike), and Alex; four grandchildren, Bailey, Jayden, Joules, and Kira; mother, Mary Ann; and six siblings, Teresa Aoki, Karen Fitzgibbon, Julie Wilkerson, Jamey Fitzgibbon, Susan Olson, and Tom Fitzgibbon; and many nieces and nephews.
Please join us Sat., May 16, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Tomahawk Marina for an Outdoor Picnic in Celebration of Kelly's Life, 515 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.



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Published in The Columbian on May 10, 2015.
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May 5, 2020
I think of Kelly each time I look out at the Columbia River and picture him ...with a smile as he sail's on! He is missed by many.
Dan Tonkovich
May 4, 2020
I will never forget you. Im wishing you and Phil are in a happier place. ❤❤
Ter
June 2, 2015
Kelly was a great guy. I never heard a bad word about him. Everybody liked him.
I remember him as a great and respected musician and a really good person.
Martin Ulstein
May 21, 2015
My good friend and outdoor pal. A great loss.
His memorial at the Marina was exactly as he would have wanted it. I was lucky to spend many years hunting and fishing our beautiful Northwest with Kelly and also to be with him near the end. He had the best attitude on life as anyone possibly could. A smile for any situation. His great and loving family who should be so proud. The music will play on. See you on the flipside.
John Calnan
May 17, 2015
Mary Ann, Our heartfelt condolences and love to you and the family. Thinking of you and Kelly. He was loved by one and all especially his family. We remember all his accomplishments and how proud you are of him. He celebrated life and showed his love in many ways. He will be missed. Our prayers and love are with
you and the family.
Vance & Joyce Prewett
May 15, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Ranza his children his brothers and sisters he will be missed. What a lost I really loved Kelly u too Ranza Theresa I wish I could join u on Saturday unfortunately my finances won't allow that please know my thoughts are with you I don't know what happened but he was still young and I'm so so sorry to hear this love u from Sally Hart
May 15, 2015
Dear Fitzgibbon Family,

Words can not begin to express the sadness I feel over the loss of Kelly. He was so helpful and kind to so many people. As you may know, Kelly was involved with many local political campaigns over the years....keeping track of the contributions and making certain that all of the Public Disclosure Commission rules and regulations where followed. He was also a trusted and very well respected advisor and confidant.He possessed good judgement and you always had confidence that his opinion had a solid foundation and was one you should pay attention to and could trust.
I am very sorry the family had to experience such a terrible loss, but trust that Kelly is looking out after each of you and will watch over and guide each of you daily. Continue to look to him and talk to him ....I know he will always be there for you.
I will remember Kelly as a good and decent man and hope to keep his spirit and good nature alive in my heart.

May he rest in peace.
Dan Tonkovich
May 15, 2015
This is probably the hardest thing I have had to do, write how much I will miss Kelly. It is an awesome hole in my heart. Kelly knew a lot of the answers to our tax situations and could help other preparers without making them think they were unsmart. You will be missed for a while until we meet again. Ranza, so sorry for you now to be without the love of your life. You two were a beautiful love story. Praying for you and your family always.
Larry & Linda Powell
May 15, 2015
Dear Ranza:
You and your family have been in our prayers and thoughts. The loss of your husband not only came as a shock but will be felt by many a friend. Of course nobody will miss him as much as you, his children and relatives. With our deepest sympathy. Sincerely,
Phyllis & Tom Jackson
May 15, 2015
Are sincere sympathy to the entire family. Your loss is great but the wonderful memories will be with you forever.
Gone but not forgotten,
John & Jan Stuart
May 15, 2015
May Kelly's family be comforted in his eternal rest.
Tom Orthmeyer
May 14, 2015
Dear Ranza and family: I am sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. He was such a loving soul.I met him at Our Lady of Lourdes in the 6th grade and he was such a nice kid. I enjoyed his music when he played in the Imperial Court at the street dances in the late 60's. Ranza, you and Kelly had a wonderful love story but you know that. Thinking of you, my friend.
Linda Moore-Bozarth
May 14, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing, our hearts are heavy. Prayers to your family Ranza . Kelly and Ranza will always remain a beautiful love story. We love and miss you. Val & Corey Johnson
Valerie Modjeski-johnson
May 13, 2015
a very nice guy, will be missed.
Larry Adams
May 13, 2015
It was always nice to see Kelly and he was such a great person. I will truly miss him. Our heartfelt condolences and love to the family.
Vic Sorisio
May 13, 2015
Ranza, My prayers are with you and your family. Kelly will be so very much missed by so very many people, including myself.
Andrea Adams
May 13, 2015
Sorry you left us so early will miss you Kelly. Bob Boero
Bob Boero
May 13, 2015
Ranza and family, my heart goes out to you. Kelly was one of the good guys and will be missed by all....
Randi Zahler-Secker
May 13, 2015
Ranza and family, my heart goes out to you. Kelly was one of the good ones. Rest in peace.
Randi (Zahler) Secker
May 13, 2015
My Heartfelt thoughts & Prayers go out to you Ranza & Mary Ann & FAMILY.There are those in life who make an impact on the lives of everyone they touch, & Kelly was one of those people. He will be "GREATLY MISSED" by one & all. Please know that I share your tears during this time of sorrow & loss. I feel blessed to have known & went to Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School with him. I have this feeling there is ONE MORE STAR up in the sky tonight. And even though it is far away, its brightness & warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark. Kelly "YOU ARE LOVED" Ole Irish friend, Molly Ann
Molly Ann Straub Reis
May 13, 2015
Ranza and family my heartfelt condolences. What a great guy with an infectious laugh and great smile , his kindness will be missed
Craig Lecouris
May 12, 2015
Our deepest condolences. We knew Kelly for over 20 years. He was a wonderful person and a fellow musician that we will miss greatly. Our love to his family.
Ronald Ruiz
May 12, 2015
Kelly was one of the good guys. He will be missed by all who knew him. Ranza, my heart breaks for you and your family.
Trudi (Zahler) Bankson
May 12, 2015
Ranza and family, May the love of close friends and family support you through your grief. Our community has suffered a great loss with Kelly's passing. He was so talented, kind, and accepting to all he came in contact with. Rest in peace bud, you will be missed. -
David Livingstone
May 11, 2015
Sandy Auseth. Thinking of you, Mary Ann, all last week. One never thinks they will out live their children. Just know that Kelly wasn't alone, and God was by his side. Lots of hugs go your way.
May 11, 2015
I knew Kelly to be intelligent, quick of wit, and a fair and reasonable man. Our loss is heaven's gain.
Vince Scott
May 11, 2015
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
krista Weigel
May 11, 2015
Ranza and family ... were are so sorry to hear of Kelly's passing. Though we only were able to connect with Kelly once or twice a year, he always took time from his busy schedule (during tax season) to visit and catch up with us. He will definitely be missed by many.
Jesse and Lori Samsel
May 11, 2015
Ranza and family, words are not enough to tell you how truly sorry we are for your loss.....Kelly will be missed beyond words, I bet he's playing great music & fishing like crazy!!! All our Love & prayers, Jim, Christy, & Clayton Hively
May 11, 2015
Kelly was one of the sweetest and nicest people to ever exist. You made quite a team Ranza Jo. Deepest condolences and love to you and your family.
Suzy Foley
May 11, 2015
Ranza and Family. I was so sadden to hear about Kelly. I will miss him for all he did for me.
Inge Netzer
May 11, 2015
John and I were so sad to hear of Kelly's passing. RIP Kelly, you were an original and one of the best! Ranza, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane Brennan
May 11, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Steve & Susan Slack
May 11, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss, Kelly was one of the nicest people we've ever known...Our hearts go out to Ranza and the rest of the family.
Dan & Marcie Brester
May 11, 2015
Ranza, My heart is with you and your family. What wonderful memories we have to cherish forever. Phil is there to greet him with open arms. He has his fishing pole ready for Kell.
Terre Schussman -Haxton
May 10, 2015
For more info about my dad's memorial service and if you plan to attend please RSVP at the web site I made for him. Thank you for all the kind words about my dad.
kellyfitzgibbon.weebly.com
Alicia Jamieson
May 10, 2015
Kelly will missed by so many. I had the chance to re-connect with Kelly and fish a couple of times this year, I wish it could have been more. A good man who was loved by many!
George Nelson
May 10, 2015
RIP and condolences
May 10, 2015
My deepest condolences to Ranza and family.
Judy Meade
May 10, 2015
I've known Kelly my whole life. Our mothers shared a hospital room and we were born a day apart. We went to school together K-12. He always had a smile and a few minutes to connect. He was definitely one of the good guys and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Ranza, Mary Ann and all of the Fitgibbon family.
Kathy Herrick
Beaverton, OR
Kathy Herrick
May 10, 2015
Ranza and Family, I was so sadden and shock to read about Kelly. I had some very good times with Kelly. I thought of him as an old friend. He seemed to have a special friendly insight to connecting with others.
May 10, 2015
Warren Parks
May 10, 2015
Condolences to Kelly's family. We just saw each other last month during tax season and we were talking about him wanting to get out and play music more. Thanks for all that you've done for me and the gang.
Sheldon Wong
May 10, 2015
Have positive thought's of Kelly and a wonderful smiles he gave us all.
Georgianna Turcott-Stonestreet
May 10, 2015
thank you for being in are lives through these years. you will be missed but not ever forgotten. Ranza, my heart goes out to your family such a great loss.
Jodeen Neldon
May 10, 2015
Condolences to his family.I'm glad I got to hear him play one more time but I wish it wasn't the last. Now he is jamming with the angels.Rock on Kelly and light up the skies with your smile as you look down on the ones you loved.
Linda Randol
May 10, 2015
For info regarding my dad's memorial service go to kellyfitzgibbon.weebly.com
Thank you for all your kind words about my dad.
Alicia Jamieson
May 10, 2015
I was shocked and sad to hear of my nephew Kelly's passing. I sincerely express my deepest sympathy for his wife Ranza and his mother (my sister) Mary Ann. It's a sad time for our entire family, but we'll be grateful for positive memories of him.
Nick Thompson
May 10, 2015
Ranza and Family, so sorry to read of the loss of Kelly. Prayers for the family in a time of sorrow. CR class of 70 has lost another member.
Lynn Spaulding-Carman
May 10, 2015
Ciera Raymond
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