Kilcey Penrose passed away on December 22, 2015 after a devastating accident. She fought bravely through numerous surgeries and battled in the ICU for many weeks following her injury.
Kilcey was born on February 16, 1989 in Galveston. She was a BOI and a lifelong islander in every sense of the word. She was an avid water baby who surfed and paddle boarded in the Gulf whenever she had the chance. Kilcey attended Galveston Catholic School and Ball High, where she graduated in 2007. She attended Galveston College and was a student in the nursing program. Kilcey also attended Texas State University in San Marcos. She had an active and a vibrant soul. She was loved by all who came in contact with her.
Kilcey is preceded in death by her loving father, Patrick, of Galveston; her “Pop Pop,” William, of Union City, New Jersey; grandparents, Russell and Elizabeth DeAlmo; and aunt, Bessy D., of Hamden Connecticut. Kilcey is survived by her loving family: mother, Kathleen Penrose; three brothers: William, Christopher and Andrew; aunt, Sharon, and uncle, “Boo” (Bryan) Hicks, of Galveston, as their well as her cousins, Sean Clare, Scott Clare and Hannah Hicks and their families; her surviving family in New Jersey: grandmother, Vera Penrose; aunts: Faith Brandt (Jimmie) and Marybeth Peters (Mike); uncles: John Penrose (Betsy), Matthew Penrose (Karen), Mark Penrose (Bridget) of Arkansas, Melissa Triekle (Tom) of Arizona; and numerous loving cousins. She will also be missed by her family in Connecticut: uncles, Rusty (Kathy) and Edward DeAlmo; and by her lifelong friend and “sister from another mother,” Brittany McLean.
Kilcey’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Wednesday December 30th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A celebration of Kilcey’s life will begin at 6:30 pm.
Kilcey’s family would like to thank wholeheartedly the staff of UTMB Trauma and ICU (2A), most especially Dr. L. Griffin and nursing staff: Rachel, Brandon, Mary, Ryan, Kim, Jay, Jamie, Lacy, and Ashley. Thank you for the loving care and compassion you all showed Kilcey during her injury and valiant fight. The family would also like to acknowledge the contribution and support of our “family of friends:” Frances, Karen, Vickie, Janet, Craig, Mike, Caycee, John, Danny and Robert, Doug and Joyce; the staff of YAGAS and Nick’s on the Seawall – your support during this time is immeasurable and the family is so grateful to you all.
Memorials can be sent to Rosenberg Library Children’s reading programs and the Galveston Island Humane Society.