Kelley Birchman-Tobias passed away on July 2, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, of renal failure. She was 51.
Kelley grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, then moved to Pleasant Hill, Oregon, in 1984 where she graduated in 1987. She met Roger Myllenbeck in Portland. They moved to Phoenix and were married from 1991-2007. Later, as an avid golfer, she met Nate Tobias. Kelley’s career as a project manager for construction companies brought her joy in seeing jobs come to life. She was the ultimate “cat rescuer” leaving behind two loves, Kitten and Chica. Going on Caribbean cruises with family and friends and cooking were favorite pastimes.
Kelley is survived by her husband Nate Tobias of Phoenix, her parents George and Rose Birchman of Pleasant Hill, two brothers: Jeff and his wife Andrea and children Olivia and Owen of Portland, and Joe and his partner Tina from Colorado, and grandmothers Elisa Fuentez of Beaverton and Florine Kurtzbein of Kennewick, Washington. Kelley leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Kelley left this earth long before her time, and we will miss her beautiful smile, her fun and kind ways, and love of life. We will miss you and love you forever.