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Obituary: Kelley, George F.

Fri., Sept. 14, 2012

Age 82

KELLEY, George F.
(Age 82)

Passed away September 11, 2012 in Moses Lake, WA his home Hartline, WA.

George was born on July 14, 1930 to Charles and Louise Kelley in Coulee City, WA.

He attended school in Hartline graduating in 1948.

He married the love of his life Eileen (Vonnie) Wegge on October 23, 1949.

Together they raised their family and farmed in the Hartline area for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Vonnie Kelley.

Two children Chuck and Barb Kelley, Chris and Gary Erickson and six grandchildren Courtney and Dan Kroymann, Taylor Kelley, Natalie and Ronnie Ragan, Stormy Hall, Charlie and Kami Erickson and Kara Erickson.

He has seven great-grandchildren Grace and Noah Erickson, Oliver Kroymann, Brooklyn Taylor, Gracie Ragan, Connor and Heath Hall.

He has two brothers Gene and Shirley Kelley and Bob and Jeanette Kelley along with numerous nieces and nephews and three sisters-in-law.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Louise Kelley, infant son and daughter, two brothers Joseph and Patrick and sister Helen.

He worked for the railroad taking up track, was a rural mail carrier for 27 years, served and was chairman of the Hartline school board, served on the town council and was mayor for 27 years, Coulee Hartline Lions Club for 27 years, and member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Moose and Eagle Lodge, Hartline Fire Dept., WA Association of Wheat Growers, coached basketball and little league.

He loved to farm and travel and his biggest love was his family.

Rosary services, Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Hall, Hartline, WA with Father Robert Himes officiating.

A gathering will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Kelley home, 418 Caldwell.

Memorials may be made to the Hartline Cemetery District #3 or the Hartline Volunteer Fire Department.

Please sign our online guest book at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WA is caring for the family.


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