Kelsey Marie Quezada

March 30, 1993 ~ June 2, 2020


June 5, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.), Sandy, UT 84092
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  • Kelsey Marie Quezada, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 of natural causes. She was born March 30, 1993 to Vic and Linda Mancuso Quezada in Salt Lake City.

    Kelsey graduated Alta High School in 2011 where she was a proud member of the drill team. One of her passions in life was dancing and was on several competitive dance teams. She attended the University of Utah and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Sports Science. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority in which she held a leadership position. She formed many lifelong relationships and established a sisterhood with many great friends. Kelsey was currently working as an Exercise Specialist at Registered Physical Therapists. Kelsey touched many souls and made priceless connections with the patients she helped. Kelsey wanted to further her education and attended Ameritech College where she recently graduated in May 2020. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing, which was her newfound love.

    Kelsey enjoyed countless outdoor adventures, dancing and spending time with her family and friends. She always looked forward to Disneyland trips with loved ones. Kelsey was always a kid at heart and the magic of Disney brought her much joy. She looked forward to our annual family Disney trips where she could make memories which always included getting her favorite expensive churro.

    Kelsey enjoyed clothes and shoe shopping. She could never pass up a sale at Lulu Lemon and you could always find her wearing those famous leggings. She always wanted a dog and loved being the best aunt to her brother’s dog, Bentley. Kelsey loved walks and endless adventures with Bentley. Kelsey was determined to get a dog of her own in the future. Kelsey’s biggest love in life was her love for her family.

    Kelsey was a perfectionist and was always striving to be better. She positively impacted numerous people in her lifetime. Her nursing career was unexpectedly cut short. However, she was able to help others up to the end of her life by selflessly being an organ donor. Kelsey lives on through all of us and her beautiful personality and spirit will never be forgotten. Kelsey will be deeply missed by many and will continuously be loved.

    Kelsey is survived by her parents, Vic and Linda, brother Rick (Maddie Wolt), grandparents Jim and Judy Mancuso, many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Val and Jennie Quezada and uncles Val Quezada and Jack Cannon.

    A public visitation will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be private for the immediate family due to the COVID restrictions. Interment at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.

    For those wishing to watch the services, a live stream will be provided. Please reach out to the family directly for the access code via Zoom.


    I am a patient at RPT, and I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your great loss. Kelsey aided me in my exercises multiple times, and she was always fun to visit with and just such a joyful person, a true shining light. I could clearly see that she was not only beautiful on the outside, but very much so on the inside as well. She was so very kind to me and really in her element working with people and patients. I know she left positive and happy impressions on everyone she worked with. My heart and prayers are with you ♥️

    - Holly Harderson
    I'm so sorry n give my condolences to loved ones n family of Kelsey. I never met ur beloved daughter, but I deeply understand your loss of Kelsey.

    - Dana M Bell
    To Kelsey and her family, I just wanted to express my sincerest condolences. I was one of the ER nurses who took care of sweet Kelsey. She had a special spirit about her and I was blessed to be able to care for someone like that. To Kelsey’s parents, you are both in my daily thoughts and prayers.

    - Megan
    Victor and Linda: We are so saddened by the news of Kelley’s passing. Such a shinning star in this world. We know how proud you are of her and her life. She helped so many people and brighten the lives around her. Know that you have the support of all your friends and family and that you can rely on us as support whenever needed. Carlos Esqueda and family

    - Carlos Esqueda
    Victor and Linda we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Our hearts breaks for you and your family. Lots of love to you during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    - Pat and Jake Jacobsen.
    Hello, I am so sorry for your loss. I was Kelsey's supervisor when she first started working at RPT. She was such a wonderful girl! Hard working, reliable, friendly, intelligent and truly as beautiful inwardly as she was outwardly. She was truly an exception girl and I am so sad to hear about her passing. May you feel peace and comfort during what must be an incredibly trying time.

    - Megan Wilson
    Vic, Linda I am so sorry and so devastated and sad to hear about the passing of your daughter, you are in my thoughts and prayers. J. Eddie Romero

    - Joshua Eddie Romero
    Vic and Linda, I was so sorry to hear about your daughter passing. It has to be one of the most trying things you can go through. She is such a beautiful girl and you will always remember her beautiful smile. I hope that you can have a peaceful feeling when you think of her. Just remember, she will always be in your heart. Take care and know that I still think of you with fond memories. Sincerely, Dianne Forsey

    - Dianne Forsey
    Dear Victor And Linda , We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely daughter. We offer you our condolences and prayers at this most difficult time. Sent with our love. Tom & Linda. Dolan

    - Mayor Tom and Linda Dolan
    Kelsey you will be missed greatly and your pleasant smile, I hope the Lord will bless your family at this difficult time and comfort their Hearts. I have been a patient over RPT on a few different occasions Kelsey always treated everyone with respect. My heart goes out to your family GOD bless, Brad

    - Brad Campbell
    I'm so sorry. What a beautiful young lady. We just never know when, or how our lives change. I send you my heart filled with love. May The Lord grant you healing and peace.

    - Lari Lockwood
    Linda and Victor, I am sorry to hear about Kelsey. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Dorothy (Lemke) Watson
    This is so heartbreaking. Kelsey was such a joy to have around in high school, so many cherished memories with drill team and more. My thoughts and prayers are with you as a family. Love, Tina Madsen

    - Tina Madsen
    Victor I am so sorry for your families loss. I. Can’t imagine how your hearts are feeling. Please know I’m sending Prayers and love. - Kathy Ulibarri Evans

    - Kathy Ulibarri Evans
    I am sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family at this time. Kelsey was beautiful inside and out. What an amazing person she was. Her smile lit up the room when she came in. What a privilege it was to know her.

    - Rhonda Rindlisbach
    To Kelsey's family, I am heartbroken to hear about your tragic loss of a young, beautiful human being who possessed a quiet and sweet confidence. Kelsey took many exercise classes at The Bar Method. She had her favorite spot in class, and yes you could count on not only her tip-top lulu outfit, but her impeccable, relentless form and perfection throughout class, her strong work ethic, and yes, her quiet confidence. Kelsey not only inspired the instructor consistently, but also would capture the entire class, always moving people to be their best. We have always been awed by Kelsey. She will be missed by our entire Bar Method staff and our community. Her favorite spot at the barre will always remind me of a young woman who was taken too soon and who could effortlessly light up the room. My prayers and thoughts are with all who are left behind. Carrie Goodwin

    - Carrie Goodwin
    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Kelsey. I was a patient at RPT. Kelsey was a very kind, caring and friendly person. She was conscientious and a hard worker. I talked to her a lot about pursuing nursing school and was happy when she decided to go. She had a heart of gold and loved helping others. I loved her determination, grit and sacrifice in working and going to nursing school. It was a couple days before Thanksgiving and she said she had never cooked in her life...but she felt compelled to take a dish for Thanksgiving dinner. I talked her through making Green Bean Casserole. She glowed as she told me of her success and was so proud of herself with this accomplishment. Kelsey shared with me her love, respect and appreciation for her parents. She told me how you helped her through getting her bachelors degree and couldn't impose again as she wanted to go back to school. She did not want use or abuse your kindness and help. She said she could do it on her own this time. Her parents and family meant everything to her. May you feel the love, thoughts, sympathy and prayers from all those who knew Kelsey. And may you feel Gods peace, comfort and strength during this most difficult time. The world lost a great lady with Kelsey's passing. She will be missed.... Karen Bath

    - Karen Bath
    Vic & Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Kelsey. It is comforting to know she is with her Heavenly Father now and that families can truly be together again, after this life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Jeran Farley

    - Jeran Farley
    Victor, I am deeply sorry for your loss. No one should ever have to lose a child. Again, my sincere sympathies to you and your family.

    - Mike Eldredge
    Vic and Linda, I have had the privilege to work with Kelsey for three years. She is and always will be a bright spot in our lives. She loved helping people. She was fun and had some querky things that always made us laugh. We will never forget her. My prayers go out to you and your family. Now heaven has another angel that will make them laugh too.

    - Drew Norwood
    Kelsey was my student at The Bar Method and I always loved having her in class. She was one of my strongest and most determined students. I will not forget her. She was an absolutely beautiful soul and I am so sorry to hear of her death. Sending her spirit love and light and sending her family peace.

    - Sarah Vezina
    Linda and Victor So sorry to hear about your daughter Kelsey. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Maggie Hyatt

    - Margaret Hyatt
    Dear Vic and Linda Quezada, so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter Kelsey. She was one of the exercise specialist that have help me with my physical therapy recovery for almost two years. She was helping me on my last day , which was last Friday May 29th and we talk about the things she was going to do with her Nursing Degree and wanted to do home health nursing. Kelsey would show you every time how do perform the exercises, she was so wonderful and beautiful personality to show compassion to others. I was in shock of her passing and Kelsey will be missed by all who knew her.

    - Michael Swenson
    I am so sorry Linda. There are no words. Sending hugs and prayers and love to you and your family. Love you, Val (Wells Fargo)

    - Valerie Moyer
    Dear Vic and Linda, I was deeply saddened to see the passing of your daughter Kelsey. What a really beautiful family. I know Kelsey must have been a real class act because the two of you are the salt of the earth kind of people. No words can comfort your family nor make sense of such an incredibly deep loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. Love, Kayleen Hammer Johnson

    - Kayleen Hammer Johnson
    Dear Vic and Linda, I was deeply saddened to see the passing of your daughter Kelsey. What a really beautiful family. I know Kelsey must have been a real class act because the two of you are the salt of the earth kind of people. No words can comfort your family nor make sense of such an incredibly deep loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. So sorry for your loss. Love, Kayleen Hammer Johnson

    - Kayleen Hammer Johnson
    I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter Kelsey's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you receive peace and comfort as you mourn her passing. God bless you and your family.

    - John Winder
    I know Kelsey from her work at RPT. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I am shocked and saddened by her sudden passing. She always had such a kind and compassionate way about her. She has left a hole in every ones heart that she helped and cared for at RPT. I could not go into the workout room today because Kelsey was not there. My deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones, God Bless you, Shelly Isom

    - Shelly Isom
    Victor, Linda and Rick, Extending our Deepest Sympathy to you during this time. Our Prayers and Blessings are with all of you.

    - Danny and Mary Jane Martinez
    Vic & Linda, My deepest condolences, to you and your family. May God comfort you, in the loss of your daughter. Be safe & be well. God bless.

    - Sgt. Jeff Pratt (Ret.)
    What a beautiful girl. Our hearts are saddened at the loss of a young inspiring talented person who loved life...Our hearts welcome a new Angel into our big extended family. May God continue to comfort you all.

    - Pat and Karen Towne
    To Victor and family.... Such a beautiful young woman! So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. God bless.

    - Greg & Rosalie Summerhays
    Our deepest condolences got out to Linda, Vic, and the entire family. May our Dear Lord find the way, as only he can do, to somehow ease the pain. With all our Love - Norm and Lora.

    - Norm and Lora Folger
    Quezada Family, I am honored to be able to work with Kelsey. She was a light at work and all the patients adore her. I loved getting to know her very well at work. Kelsey was a very compassionate caregiver and she truly valued helping other people. I remember all the fun stories that she would share with me about her cooking experiences, let’s just say Kelsey loved her Caesar salads. As I am single Kelsey would tell me the best place to find a person was at the Harmons Grocery store. My fondest memory is when Kelsey and I were working a Saturday morning. We had this new patient come in and I thought he was such a nice guy I secretly told Kelsey that she should date this patient “which is not allowed until they get discharged”. After I told her what I thought, she gave me the biggest disgusting face ever. She said “ew that is my brother” I never laughed so hard in my life. Kelsey would never let me forget that I tried setting her up with her own brother. When it was slow on Saturdays Kelsey and I would play Uno together. I had a blast with her! Kelsey I love ya like my own sister. It is a blessing to have gotten to know you. Every time I eat a churro I will always remember you.

    - Travis Carn
    Sending our prayers and condolences to you cousin Victor, Linda, and your family! Please reach out to the family if you ever need anything!

    - Dillan martinez
    Dear Vic and Linda, my heart breaks for you. What a beautiful young woman, Kelsey was. You raised her with love and guidance. Our world was a brighter place during Kelsey's brief time on earth. My thoughts and love are with you both. Love from us, Scott and Patty Reed

    - Patty Ishmael Reed
    I am so sorry for your loss... I worked with Kelsey at RPT. For the past couple years as I found a parking spot at work I would look for Kelsey’s car because I always knew it would be a fun day at work if Kelsey was there. Kelsey was one of my favorite people at work. She had so much personality and sass. I would make shopping lists for Drew and she’d tell me to add seasonal candles, Swedish Fish, seasonal soaps, and cheese and crackers for a nice cheese platter. Kelsey always had the greatest ideas to make our office better. For the last couple years she tried to convince Drew to get us a churro machine and a snack table for patients. She never quite figured out the logistics, but to Kelsey it was a no brainer for business. Kelsey and I loved our Wednesday morning shift together where we could chat about Grey’s Anatomy, our dating lives, Disneyland, Country Music, and school. I will miss her friendship in my life tremendously.

    - Jessica Papenfuss
    Vic and Linda, I am so sorry to hear this. I know words don’t take the pain away but please know you all are in my prayers.

    - Karen Williams
    Victor and Linda I am sorry for your great loss. Kelsey was the most beautiful person I have ever met. Beautiful inside and out. You and your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Tammie Johnson
    Victor, Linda and Ricky: I’m still in shock and at a complete loss. Kelsey was one of the sweetest and kindest girls I’ve ever met! I loved her determination to graduate as nurse as well as her passion to help people. Also, I loved her passion for Barre (Now I wish I would’ve joined her for at least one class) and I don’t think she ever missed a class in the two years I was blessed to know her. Kelsey will be greatly missed!! My deepest condolences to all of you!! Love - Deven McCann

    - Deven McCann
    Victor, Linda and Ricky: There are no words to express how much I hurt for each of you. In my mind, Kelsey has remained the little girl that I once knew and watched play. What a beautiful young woman she grew up to be. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain but of course I know that there isn't. Just know that I will keep each of you in my thoughts during the long road ahead. Love, Jamie Brooks

    - Jamie Brooks
    Rick and family. I am so very sorry for the passing of your beautiful Kelsey. There are no words to describe the sadness in my heart for what you’re all going through. I send my love, thoughts, sympathy and prayers. May God give you His comfort, peace and strength during this very difficult time and in the days and weeks to follow. You all are loved and prayed for by your Texas family. 💔😢💜💜

    - Linda Wolt
    Vic , Linda and family, We are so sorry to hear of your precious baby girls passing. Our hearts go out to you guys. I know there are no words to help ease your pain. Please know you are loved and our prayers are with you during this time. May God hold you close and guide you. Our sincere love and compassion, Hugo and Lynn

    - Hugo and Lynn Rico