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Kelsey Golden Brown 1978-2006

Published on May 16, 2006 in All Posts

I love this picture of my brother. He would not shave throughout the ski season for warmth, and the end of the ski season was always a big day as he shaved the huge beard in stages. This picture was taken about a month before he landed hard on the snow on May 10th, 2006. He died of his injuries two days later in Reno, Nevada.

My brother was one of the funniest, most honest, blunt, and life loving people I have ever known. He was two years younger than me and the brother who I was closest to growing up (no offense, Dan). Kelsey loved to ski and although I am angry that he is no longer with us, I am happy that he was doing what he loved when he died. The doctors assured me that the last thing he remembers was flying through the air with the wind rushing through his hair. I have no doubt that he would not want to go any other way.

Regardless, I feel angry, frustrated, and incredibly sad that he is gone. For those of you who knew my brother, please take a moment to think of the last time he made you laugh so hard your kidney nearly burst. Smile, because he would have wanted you to.

 
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  1. Anonymous

    Kelsey was a good friend I only knew during the ski season. We shared many times together on the hill. Many of his friends here in Boise are wondering where his orbituary is? I know he was from Washington. Please call me if you get a chance. 208-6731-1209. Manny@homecu.com

  2. Anonymous

    I framed the photo of Kelsey and Babas laughing together – it’s my favorite of him ’cause it’s obvious how happy he is and how much he loves life and baby 🙂 I miss him too.

    Ariel

  3. Ammon

    Manny,

    Kelsey’s obit was in the Columbia Basin Herald, the local Moses Lake, WA newspaper. Here is the link:

    http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/community/obituaries/article_9b81239c-1661-51f7-9aac-9e6d4ad8281c.html

    Thanks for the note, I will get in touch with you soon.

  4. Anonymous

    Kelsey Brown…What a funny guy! I met Kelsey a few years back through my wife when we started dating. In fact, I think I may have stole her from him but Kelsey became a great friend. I never saw him without a smile. The last time I saw him was before Christmas this last year. He came over to our house for dinner. Of course the conversations were always funny and full of laughter. He left this mortal life doing what he loved to do! We are all going to miss his laugh and love for life but we will all see him soon. He is in a better place doing a greater work. Every snowflake that falls from the sky will bring back memories of a great friend. Here’s to you Kelsey Brown. See you on the other side!

    Travis Long – Meridian, ID

  5. Anonymous

    Ammon,
    I was completely saddened to have seen this when I went to catch up on your blog. I’m so sorry for your loss. Although I hadn’t seen Kelsey for probably 15 years, I took one look at the photo and said, “That looks like Kelsey”. It was so crushing to then find out that such a happy soul is no longer with us. All my sympathy. Camcie

  6. Peter Davies

    Ammon,
    I’ve known Kelsey as long as I’ve known you and you have my deepest condolences.

    Peter Davies
    daviesp@mail.com

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