Audrey Marie Ellis March 17, 1991 – March 22, 2020 Walnut Creek CA
Audrey Marie Ellis was born at Alta Bates in Berkeley with her twin sister Kelsey to proud parents Scott and Janine Ellis of Walnut Creek. Audrey joyfully attended Parkmead Elementary, Walnut Creek Intermediate and Las Lomas High schools and graduated from CSU Chico in 2013 with a degree in health sciences. She worked as a nursing assistant at John Muir Hospital for five years and then recently graduated with honors from Denver College of Nursing and achieved a perfect score on her RN exam before landing her dream job in the transplant unit at UC downtown Denver Hospital. She passed away suddenly from undetected heart failure. She had recently completed the Tunnel Marathon in Seattle with her family. Audrey truly enjoyed and excelled at Walnut Creek youth soccer, softball and basketball. Her greatest passion was Irish Dance competition where for 10 years she was nationally ranked and competed throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. She was an avid skier, hiker, ocean lover, creative artist and exceptional SCUBA and freediver. She spent considerable time in the Shell Ridge Open Space next to her family home. Audrey spent six months in 2015 traveling throughout Southeast Asia and in Bali achieved her 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga certification. In 2017 Audrey received her Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification from Mt. Madonna Institute. In 2019 she spent two weeks in Africa providing nursing services to the children of Uganda. She will be fondly remembered for her infectious belly laugh, huge smile, unconditional love and kindness toward everyone she met, famous bear hug embraces and her unique way of making everyone feel loved and at home in her presence. Most of all, Audrey enjoyed being with her family and is forever in the hearts of her parents, twin sister Kelsey Ellis, grandmother Audrey Ellis of Danville, grandfather Jerry Gerrans of Walnut Creek, Jon & Rachel Gerrans of Manhattan Beach, Marcia & Peter Morse of Seattle, Claudia & Steve Flanders of San Jose, Steve Ellis of Oak Harbor WA), Sara Ellis & Ed Hand of Livermore, Dave Ellis of Hayward and Paul & Johanna Ellis of Tampa FL, boyfriend Brad Shelley of Denver, her 12 cousins and countless close friends around the world. A joyful celebration of life will be scheduled and announced after the shelter in place is lifted. Please hug and thank a nurse for their care in her memory.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from May 29 to May 31, 2020.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
March 10, 2021
I am in awe and unsurprised at all of Audrey’s accomplishments! It is so hard to believe and a true sorrow for all that such a youthful, vibrant, joyous beautiful woman is not here to spread warmth to everyone she meets. I met Audrey when I was looking for a babysitter 10 + years ago for my newborn daughter. I loved Audrey the minute I met her! She and another similar aged student shared babysitting every week for about 3 months. She loved my daughter, Walker, as if she were her own. She took her to Morruccis almost every day to grab a sandwich. When I finally went into Morruccis with the stroller, they wondered who I was. Audrey gave Walker so much attention and affection. I actually had to ask Audrey not to hold her as much, because I couldn’t cradle her all day as Audrey did. She was truly an amazing young woman. I will never forget Audrey’s smile, warmth and vigor.
Brenda Bureker Robinson
January 18, 2021
I didn't know Audrey and or the Ellis Family. But my Condolences go out to them ALL. Most of all to Kelsey because I can truly feel the pain she is enduring at this time. I also lost my (Fraternal) Twin Brother born 5 minutes apart and of 56 years on December 16, 2020 from Covid19 Complications. My Name is Roy (Raul), (Disabled Vet) and his name was Roger (Rogelio). We were born on November 16, 1964 in San Antonio Texas So for my twin brother to have passed on the 16th has and will always hit home for me the rest of my life. Please remember one thing as I will always do, " Keep their Memory alive" even when we may have had our differences.
January 17, 2021
It was found that her pericardial effusion and heart failure was caused by a previous Covid-19 infection. We are posting this to spread awareness and beg anyone who has had a previous infection to PLEASE get your heart examined.. There is more evidence now on the lasting impacts Covid has on the body.
December 17, 2020
September 30, 2020
My daughter, Lisa, and I met Janine, Audrey and Kelsey in 2001 when the girls attended Bancroft Elementary School for their 5th grade year. Kelsey and Lisa were in the same class (Ms. Murphy) and Audrey was in Mrs. Davis' class. Lisa did remember that Audrey was nice, friendly, and did compete in Irish Dancing. The girls went to different schools and did not keep in touch. We were very sad to read about Audrey's passing but were in awe of the many accomplishments she had achieved in such a short life . We offer our condolences to the Ellis family and hope that the many fun and loving memories that you had with Audrey may get you through this difficult time. In honor of Audrey's memory, I made sure to give thanks and a hug to Lisa who is an ER nurse.
June 3, 2020
I am terribly saddened. Audrey babysat my newborn daughter while she was in nursing school for an entire summer. Audrey was such a joy to have in my home as a new mom and so tender and loving to my little baby. She took her out to Morruccis in the stroller nearly everyday. The people at Morruccis thought my daughter was Audreys daughter. I am convinced the self assuredness and affection in my daughter has much to do with the happiness, attention and tenderness Audrey lavished on her. I will never forget Audrey. My daughter has been told many sweet memories of her. I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman.
Brenda Bureker Robinson
June 3, 2020
What an incredible blessing to her bloodline & worlds. You who survive Audrey are in my thoughts & prayers.
June 2, 2020
Audrey the essence of life and love! Audrey touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She will always be with us. Her smile says it all. ❤
June 2, 2020
am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. Words cannot express the pain for your family. My heart and prayers are with you. Krissy Heltne Kendall
May 31, 2020
I was Audreys manager in 2014-2016 at the Walnut Creek lululemon. She forever remains in my memory as a bright light - a true spirit of love amongst the team, someone we could count on, a hard worker, and always had an eagerness to serve others and help. She inspired me greatly when she left lululemon to travel South East Asia with her best friend and co-worker Courtney. I was astounded by the news, and my heart goes out to her family. Sending so much love to all of those impacted by this loss. I went through all my pictures of our amazing team in those days, and could not find one with Audrey - but posting this one (I'm sure she was there at this dinner!!) - everyone who knew and loved her on that team was there that night, we were celebrating a great holiday of business. I also have fond memories of Audrey hosting vision and goal nights at her parents house. With so much love and condolence, Emily
May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020
Audrey was an amazing soul. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.