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David "Dave" Kelly

August 9, 1948 — June 4, 2023

David "Dave" Kelly

 

DAVE KELLY, 74,  LONG TIME RESIDENT OF OAKESDALE, WA AND POST FALLS, ID PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN YUMA, AZ ON JUNE 4, 2023, WITH HIS WIFE BY HIS SIDE.  DAVE WAS A FAMILY MAN WHO LOVED THE OUTDOORS.  THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE WERE HUNTING, CAMPING AND SITTING BY THE CAMPFIRE WITH THE PEOPLE HE CARED ABOUT.  DAVE WAS A LOYAL, HARDWORKING AND RESPECTABLE MAN. 

DAVE WORKED IN THE FERTILIZER/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FOR MANY YEARS, FIRST FOR GARDNER AND SMITH IN OAKESDALE, WA AND THEN THE WILBUR-ELLIS COMPANY.  AFTER RETIREMENT DAVE WORKED AT NORTHERN-QUEST RESORT AND CASINO IN AIRWAY HTS, WA AND HOME DEPOT IN COEUR D’ALENE, ID.

DAVE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, LYNDA OF YUMA, ARIZONA AND HIS TWO CHILDREN, SUZIE(ALAN) ADAMS OF RATHDRUM, IDAHO, AND MIKE(JENN) KELLY OF MEDFORD, OREGON.  FIVE GRANDCHILDREN, DAVID BUCHANAN OF RATHDRUM, IDAHO, JONATHON(EMMA) BUCHANAN OF COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO, OWEN, GWEN, AND NOLAN KELLY OF MEDFORD, OR.  ONE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, NAOMI BUCHANAN OF RATHDRUM, ID.  HIS SIBLINGS JIM(JERI) KELLY, PATTY(KEVIN) RUSSELL, CHUCK(LYNN) KELLY, AND RAYMOND(ANNA) KELLY, NUMEROUS AUNTS, NEICES, NEPHEWS, AND COUSINS.

 PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS JIM KELLY AND HELEN STILTNER, SIBLINGS KAREN CLARK, DENNY KELLY, ROGER KELLY, AND PEGGY BLECHSCHMIDT.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR DAVE WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2023,AT 2:00 PM AT ENGLISH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1700 N SPOKANE ST, POST FALLS, IDAHO. 

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