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Obituary: Kelly, Justin Reed

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012

KELLY, Justin Reed (Age 24) Passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 after an automobile accident near Ritzville, Washington.

Justin lived most of his life in Newman Lake, Washington.

Justin was born in Spokane, Washing-ton on July 14, 1988 to Kevin R. and Laura L. Kelly.

In 2006, Justin graduated from East Valley High School.

He grew up loving the outdoors and horses.

He was a competitive member of the Drovers Rodeo Team and the Washington State High School Rodeo Association.

He competed in calf roping and team roping, but his real passion was for steer wrestling.

Justin was a natural athlete and loved the sport of rodeo.

He was employed by Ponderay Newsprint.

Justin was a loving son, devoted brother, an amazing uncle and a true friend.

He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Laura; his sister, Whitney; and one niece, all of Newman Lake.

Justin was preceded in death by his grandparents Heber R. and Ina Kelly and Herman and Betty Herres.

The light in Justin’s eyes shined bright for his niece.

She meant the world to him.

Justin often found himself with a tiny shadow and they spent as much time as possible together creating many wonderful memories.

“Justy” will now be looking down upon her, sharing her memories as she continues to grow.

He will be dearly missed.

“Now there’s one less tornado in Texas and a saddle that’s empty tonight.

There’s one hell of a cowboy in Heaven at the big rodeo in the sky” - Chris LeDoux In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made into the Justin Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund at Washington Trust Bank 1601 E. Seltice Way Post Falls, Idaho 83854 or any Washington Trust Branch.

Donations can also be sent in care of Dave Paul at 14756 W. Prairie Ave Post Falls, ID 83854.

A rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 6th, and a celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 7th, both at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 474 6th Street, Pomeroy, Washington.

Viewing will take place after the rosary and again before the service from 10:00 - 10:45 am.

Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery.

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