Kelly Lyons, 44, a former Sunnyside resident, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the University of Washington Hospital, in Seattle.
Kelly was born Jan. 18, 1963, in Oakland, Calif. In 1993, Kelly moved to Sunnyside, where she worked at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home.
Kelly enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and canning. She also was a collector of dolphin figurines.
Kelly is survived by one daughter, Samantha Palmer; Kelly's companion, Ron Robertson, of Sunnyside; her mother, Shirley May Erickson, of Calif.; one sister, Barbara Ann Schiettekat of Calif.; and one brother, Allen Francis Carter of Spokane.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Kay Erickson. Memorial services were held on July 23, 2007, at the Sunnyside VFW. American Memorial Association in Renton was in charge of arrangements.