Bruce Kelsey

Bruce Walsingham Kelsey August 25, 1955 - March 6, 2017

Bruce W. Kelsey passed away on March 6, 2017 in Stockton. He was 61. Bruce was born inWalla Walla, Washington on August 25, 1955 to Frank and Shirley Kelsey. He has lived the last 22 years in Lodi and worked as a restaurant location auditor.

Bruce brought a unique energy, love, and sense of calm to life. His sense of humor kept you on your toes and always left you smiling. He enjoyed watching all sports; especially the Giants, 49ers, Seahawks and Kings. He played golf when he could, was an avid reader, and treasured spending time in Sun River, Oregon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Jill Kelsey of Lodi; children: Brandon Kelsey (Michelle) of Santa Rosa, Kristin Hust (Ryan) of St. Charles, IL; grandchildren: Jacob, Cooper, Paisley, Reagan, Kyleigh, Rylan; a sister, Margaret Clarno (Barry) of Gig Harbor, WA; and a brother, Houston Taylor of Shaw Island, WA. Bruce was preceded in death by his father Frank (Jane), his mother Shirley Viloudaki (Bill) and a sister Jean Kelsey.


Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Bruce’s Life that will take place from 2-5 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Twin Arbors Tennis Club, 2040 Cochran Rd. Lodi. At 3pm, we will have a time for friends and family to share their favorite memories of Bruce. Getting dressed up wasn’t Bruce’s thing; please join us in casual attire.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society 207 E. Alpine Ave. Stockton, CA 95204