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ELAINE KELLEY

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013


KELLEY—Elaine Kelley, 87, a long-time resident of Florence, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Peace Harbor Hospital.

Elaine was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Atwater, Calif., to Frank and Ethel (McClure) Lowell.

Elaine graduated from Merced High School in 1942.

She moved to Florence in February 1961. She was active in the Florence Moose and served as their chaplain for many years.

In 2010, she moved into Spruce Point Assisted Living and was very active in all the activities there and loved by the entire staff and the residents.

Elaine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Robert Presley of Albany, Ore.; two grandchildren: Michael Osborne and his wife Cathy of Lebanon, Ore., and Cynthia Osborne of Charlottesville, Va.; four great-grandchildren: Aaron Osborne of Lebanon, Ore., Erica Osborne of Estes Park, Colo., Jessica Spaur of Charlottesville, Va., and Chelsey McKibben of Lebanon, Ore.; one great-great-grandson, Caleb Case of Estes Park, Colo.; two sisters: Florence Ringstad and Mildred Woolsey, both of Washington state; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Adabelle Coxon.

A private family memorial will be held at a future date.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the charity of donor’s choice sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Elaine’s family wishes to thank everyone at Spruce Point for all the care and friendship shown to her.

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