Kelsey White

Kelsey Jean (White) Inouye

June 11, 1996 — April 16, 2019

From Kennewick, WABorn in Ketchikan, WA

Public Viewing

  •   Starts:
    Sun, April 28 2019, 11 a.m.
  •   Ends:
    1 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Celebration of Life

  •   Starts:
    Sat, May 4 2019, 10 a.m.
  •   Ends:
    noon
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Kelsey Jean (White) Inouye, 22, passed on April 16th, 2019 from an acute asthma attack. She was born June 11th, 1996 in Ketchikan, Alaska. Kelsey's smile brightened every room she entered. She was a very outspoken person who was not afraid to tell you how she felt or what she thought. Kelsey was a loyal friend and always showed concerned for anyone who has struggled or was struggling. She touched the lives of so many people in such a positive manner her memory will continue to live on in our hearts forever always. 

She graduated from Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, WA and went on to graduate with an associate’s degree from Whatcom Community College. On June 10th, 2018 Kelsey married her soul mate and love of her life, James S Inouye Jr. They were at the beginning of their life long journey that was full of hopes and dreams and adventures. She will be forever missed.

She was preceded death by her older brother Shane Howard White, Her aunt Heidi Germain and her close childhood friend Dallen Young.

Kelsey was survived by her husband James S. Inouye, Jr. of Ketchikan, AK, her parents, Vince and Bonnie White of Kennewick, WA; brothers, Blaine and Kash White of Kennewick, WA;  grandparents, Alvin and Shirley White of Bellingham, WA and  Jerry (Laurie) Germain of Port Haddlock, WA   and Anne Lucas of Ketchikan. She is also survived by her best friend Carlee Kistler of Ketchikan and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

The family invites you to a viewing on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Einan’s at Sunset in Richland. The Celebration of Life Gathering will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00pm at Einan’s at Sunset.

Donations may be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) 


Guestbook for

Kelsey Jean (White) Inouye


  • Kelsey U made me laugh when i was sad.. u never once got angry or upset...life was fun and u always made me glad to b alive. U are my granddaughter Alissa Bruce's best friend.. and came to visit us then you went away. I will never forget your visit in our hour of need . The comfort you and James offered... and ill never forget how you cared for others... especially us in our darkest .. hours.. we feel so special because of you...uggggh! My heart is broken. But ohhhh how loved we feel for your presence and unselfishness in your last days... James i feel so blessed n fortunate thank you time. And friendship. .. Love you.. Bobby Bruce....

    Bobby Bruce
    April 30, 2019
    Everett wa
  • Here's my condolences to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss, Bonnie.

    Jessica Seibel (Jake's daughter)
    April 29, 2019
    Seattle, Wa
  • Michael and I send our condolences as we are both heartbroken at Kelsey's passing. We will never forget her 13th birthday when she begged me to let Michael stay the night with all the other teens. You were very brave to allow them all to stay! We have very good memories of Kelsey from bowling when the kids were little to her 13th birthday to seeing her blossom int0 a beautiful young adult. RIP Kelsey! 💜

    Heidi Erickson
    April 26, 2019
    Longview, WA

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