Dorothy Kelley, 88, was taken home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan.17, 2012.
Dorothy was born May 24, 1923 in Yakima to Neil and Grace Bridgman of Sunnyside. She was raised on her parents' ranch in Sunnyside.
She married James W. Kelley on Aug. 5, 1944. They raised four children, Jim Kelley of Corvallis Ore., Lynette Olsson of Silver Spring, Md., Tim Kelley of Chattaroy and Tami Meador of Deer Park; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two more great-grandchildren on the way.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra; her husband, James; and her granddaughter, Kerin.
Dorothy enjoyed working. She worked in the banking and agricultural businesses in Sunnyside, worked as the assistant to the city manager in Corvallis, and also worked in the real estate business in Corvallis.
She also loved cooking, sewing, painting and taking care of her family.
Dorothy was a wonderful mother, friend and a devoted Christian.
Jim and Dorothy retired and lived in Sunnyside, Albany, Ore. and the Elk and Deer Park area in Washington. They also made trips to snowbird in Arizona.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Country Church of The Open Bible, 40015 N. Collins Road. (at the corner of N. Collins Road and Elk to Hwy. Road) in Elk.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Horizon Hospice, 123 Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208.