Kelly Corbus Peach
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Kelly Corbus Peach was wicked smart, a tireless creator, and a joy to be around. Kelly grew up in Bellingham, Washington and went to Happy Valley, Fairhaven, and Sehome High School. One of Kelly’s major achievements was earning a PhD in chemistry from UC Santa Cruz. As a part of her research into marine bacteria that could be used to treat infectious diseases, Kelly learned how to scuba dive and dove with whale sharks in Central America. Kelly was a remarkable woman. One of her many passions was teaching. As a high school teacher, Kelly sought to inspire creativity and wonder through the lens of science. Kelly was a maker, biker, fire spinner, master scuba diver, Burner, chemist, artist, cook, pop-up card expert, juggler, writer, and a truly phenomenal friend. Kelly lived her entire life with incredible strength, resilience, and grace even in the face of such an early breast cancer diagnosis. Her brother Nick, sister Maggie, mother Sue, and father Andy, her family that loves her, will miss her forever.

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Published in Bellingham Herald on May 1, 2020.
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July 23, 2020
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Julia Anderson-Nilsson
May 26, 2020
I was a friend from Whitman. I feel beyond lucky to have had Kelly Peach in my life. She was amazing. She was joyful and silly and full of so much life. Her creativity was inspiring. I'll miss you so much, Kelly.
Megan Gessel
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May 15, 2020
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May 11, 2020
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jessica solem
May 11, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I babysat for the Peaches when I was a teenager and have such fond memories of the kids. Kelly was so smart and and fun, and my second in command, always helping me wrangle the other kids. What a tremendous loss for the world. Sending so much love and comfort to Andy, Sue, Nick, and Maggie during their heartbreak.
Maggie
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May 5, 2020
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Cynthia Geri
May 5, 2020
Our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry for your loss. Memories come flooding back of good times in the neighborhood. Kelly was always so happy and spirited. Sending you our prayers.
Jay family
Neighbor
May 4, 2020
I did not know Kelly but was a client of her father. I remember her pictures in his office. I am so sorry for her loss. My heart goes out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace. I am praying for all who knew her.
Jennifer sellereit
Friend
May 3, 2020
Kelly was a student in my second grade class at Happy Valley. I remember her amazing curiosity and intelligence. I send prayers to her family.
Nancy Wagar
Teacher
May 3, 2020
Heart breaking for you both, Andy and Sue. Deepest sympathy for such a great loss.
Randy
Acquaintance
May 3, 2020
Sue, I know you were incredibly proud of Kelly. God's peace to you and your family.
Jerry Hop
Acquaintance
May 2, 2020
Oh, my sweet, goofy, smart kindergarten girl. Truly one of a kind.
Kathy Shore
Teacher
May 2, 2020
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Marc Fairbanks
May 2, 2020
Kelly was my niece and I will miss her. I remember her father Andy dancing on the bar top in downtown Bellingham the night Kelly was born in April 1984.. He looked like the village idiot as he lacked what the experts describe as balance and rhythm but the gleam of pride in his eyes made everyone in the place cheer him on and laugh with him in joyous celebration. Kelly suffered for many years, but managed to always have a shy smile and was a gentle, graceful soul much like her great grandmother Magie McMorris who Kelly never had the pleasure to meet. I wish I had made a better effort to spend more time with Kelly in her later years. She was one brilliant young woman. She was one of the few people I know who had no enemies. She was loved by all. Kelly is still special in our hearts.
Charles Peach
Family
May 2, 2020
Sending much love and blessings to all of you, and keeping you in my heart.
Noreen Fassler
Friend
May 1, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of Kellys passing. Please know that my warmest thoughts and Aloha are with you and your family.
Jan Aitchison
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May 1, 2020
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