Baker City, Oregon
Loyd Delmar Kelley, 81, of Baker City, died Aug. 23, 2006, at his home.
His funeral was Friday at 1 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Monte Loyd of Harvest Church officiated. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Loyd was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Parthenan, Ark., to Robert and Laura (Smith) Kelley. He was raised and went to school in Parthenan, which is also where he married Ruth Cain on Oct. 1, 1944.
Loyd worked most of his life in the lumber industry. He and Ruth came to the Baker City area from Lakeview in July of 2001. He was a member of Harvest Church.
Loyd was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. He loved to play the Lord’s music on his guitar. “Pa Kelley” was a faithful man and loved his family with a great passion. He loved to hunt and fish. Loyd and Ruth would often be found driving the woods looking for the deer and enjoying God’s bountiful creation. He was a great role model for his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Betty Jane and her husband, Dave Cooper, and Janice and her husband, Dennis Powell; sisters, Beulah and her husband, Vernon Henderson, Goldie Kelley, Faye Smith, and Louise and her husband, John Lyons; brother, Clayton Kelley; granddaughters, Janice and her husband, Jim Cowin, Tracy and her husband, Greg Winans, Kim Longeteig, and Kelle and her husband, Mitch Osborn; great-grandchildren, Kelby Hill, Rheann and Alexander Jacoby, Aryn and Cayn Osborn, Christin and Sydney Cowin, and Ben, Alexander, Sierra and Joey Winans.
He was preceded in death by his father, Farmer Kelley, his mother Laura Kelley, sisters, Wilma Collins, Alma Edmiston and Mable Smith, and brothers, Therman Kelley and Woody Kelley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Church in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 25, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor