Emily Bills Has Died, Obituary – Cause Of Death

Emily Bills of Ellensburg, Washington

Emily Bills Death – Obituary in Moderation: Emily Rachel Smith Bills of Ellensburg, Washington, has sadly and unexpectedly passed away early on Tuesday morning, September 27, 2022, leaving family, closer relatives and other loved ones in total devastations and sadness.

Emily was just 33 years old at the time of her peaceful passing which was due to natural causes while visiting family at her childhood home in the presence of her husband with parents, sons, and family close by. Emily was born to Jeffrey R. and Karen B. Smith in Fort Polk (Leesville), Louisiana on October 19, 1988.

As a child she lived in Salt Lake City, Utah and Honolulu, Hawaii, but Provo, Utah was the hometown where she valiantly cheered for her BYU Cougars and performed with the BYU Folk Dancers. She had a great three-point shot and relished playing backyard basketball with her boys.

Emily cherished spending time with her family at Hilton Head Island, Hawaii, and Newport Coast where Kelly proposed. Emily graduated from Timpview High School in 2007 and from Brigham Young University in 2012. Emily has lovingly served so many as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the time of her passing she was serving as a Primary President in the Tassajara Creek Ward in Pleasanton, CA. She loved children and they loved her.

Emily married Kelly A. Bills (the longtime dedicated BYU coach)  on March 6, 2009 in the Timpanogos Temple in American Fork, Utah. Their union was filled with joy as they welcomed three precious sons, Brooks, Cooper, and Jace. In fact, the night before her passing, Emily expressed to her family that she wished every marriage could be as “joyful as mine.”

Emily was “all in” with Kelly’s college coaching career and felt blessed to settle in Pleasanton, CA as Kelly transitioned to a new career. Emily found great joy in being a wife, mother, and friend to so many. She loved her husband and boys tenderly and fiercely. They were and are her heart.


As people celebrate Emily‘s life, tributes are coming in from all sides. As friends and family members remember Emily‘s life, social media is ablaze with tributes to her. Emily was a woman of many virtues, a woman with a heart of gold. It is truly crude that Emily‘s death took her away. Facebook user; Jeff Smith, shared the sad news on Thursday, September 29, 2022, the statements read below;

We were heartbroken to learn that my angel sister, Emily Bills passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep early Tuesday morning. She leaves behind her husband Kelly and her three young sons, Brooks (9), Cooper (6), and Jace (3). 

Emily‘s passing will undoubtedly leave a tremendous void. It will take longer for a chasm to bridge between family and friends. Without a doubt, people’s memories of Emily‘s death will endure forever. A GoFundMe account was set-up by Craig Bills to assist the Bills family with funerals and other expenses during the difficult periods. The account statements reads below;

The sudden loss of Emily Bills has left her husband, Kelly, her three young boys, her family, and thousands of friends completely heartbroken. Emily touched countless lives around her, and she was fiercely dedicated to Kelly, her three young boys, and her family and friends. We’re all devasted by Emily’s tragic passing.

And we want to help the Bills family focus on grieving, caring for each other, and planning for a future without Emily, not having to worry about the costs associated with her funeral. bClick the “Donate Now” button to help with the unexpected immediate costs and the unknown challenges of the future without Emily; any amount will truly help the Bills family at this difficult time.

Emily is survived by her husband Kelly, and her children Brooks (9), Cooper (6), and Jace (3). Also by her parents Jeff and Karen Smith, grandmother Marjorie Cutchen Bone Crowley, and siblings Kara (Taylor) West, Erin (Jon) Fife, Jeffrey (Melinda Free) Smith, John F. (Lindsey Layton) Smith, and Rebecca (Devon) McBee. Also surviving are Randy and Robin Bills and their children K.C. (Stacy Johnson) Bills, Kevan (Stephanie Jensen) Bills, Craig (Rachel Nixon) Bills, and Kimberlee (Riley) Corbin along with numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

Funerals and Burial Arrangements

As a result of the many well-wishers who have sent their heartfelt condolences, Emily‘s family is receiving a lot of emotional support. They are praying for the deceased’s soul to find peace while also offering their condolences to the grieving family.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rock Canyon Ward Chapel, 3050 Mojave Lane, Provo UT.