William Kelly Baker Rites Set Monday

William C. Kelly, 65, died at his home in Yakima on Dec. 8. He was born in Baker and had lived here until he moved to Yakima, where he had been in business the past 20 years.

Mr. Kelly was in the Rainbow Division in World War I. He was a member of the Catholic church. He was past exalted ruler of Baker Lodge No. 338, B.P.O.E. He was past president of the Yakima Optimist club and was a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his widow, Jessie; a daughter, Kathleen Weiland of Olympia; two sister, Mae Hansen and Helen Worlaund of Seattle; two grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Yakima today with graveside services in Baker on Monday at 11 a.m. Services here will be in the charge of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. The body will be at the West and Co. Chapel where friends may view it on Sunday afternoon.

Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 11, 1954, page 1
Contributed by: Sue Wells