Howard A. Kelley

Howard A. Kelley

Age 93 years.

Howard died on October 25th after a two-year battle with cancer. He proudly served with the Army in active duty from 1944 to 1946, and the Army Reserves from 1946 to 1952.  During WWII, Howard was stationed in India with the 1036 Signal Company, 305th Air Service Group.  Howard enjoyed 35 magnificent years with his most beloved second wife, Sandy. He was well known for his quick wit, which he maintained to the very end, as well as for his corny jokes and very ornery sense of humor.

In addition to his wife Sandy, he is survived by his three daughters: Peggy Andersen, Susan Kelley, and Annie Kelley; Sandy’s three daughters: Mary Maguire (Mike), Sue Larson, and Ann Worrell; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.  Private family services.  Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post #1.  Memorials are suggested to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or American Cancer Society.




  • Elizabeth Champion Posted October 26, 2017 8:38 pm

    Sandy, I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. Please be sure to call me when you want because I’m always available. We love to talk and chat about old times in our neighborhood. Love, Liz

  • Rhonda Richeson Posted October 27, 2017 9:27 am

    Howard was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

  • Larry Davis Posted October 27, 2017 3:25 pm

    Sandy and Family, so sorry for your loss. I am happy that you all had many happy years with Howard.
    We are never ready to part with a loved one. Best Wishes and Love to you all. Larry

  • Elaine Kelley Posted October 29, 2017 10:28 am

    Dear Aunt Sandy and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Uncle Howard’s Passing. My prayers are with you. I know that he will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
    Love and prayers, Elaine

  • Barbara Hall Seidl Posted October 29, 2017 6:06 pm

    Peggy, Susie and Annie, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Hope you will find peace and good memories from long ago.

  • Barbara Kelley Posted October 30, 2017 4:51 pm

    Howard was my last surviving uncle that I will miss a lot. I had some thing that I could talk to him about that I knew he understood. Because he was going through the same thing. I loved to here how he would joke around with his brother Earl and sister-inlaw and wife. I know Howard is in a better place now.

  • Barbara Kelley Posted October 30, 2017 5:26 pm

    I will always miss Howard. He a very good man to teach you of things that you can’t learn in a book. And to also tell a joke to get you to laugh. Howard and I had a special connection. I will be thinking of Sandy and the rest of the family in this time of their lives.

  • American Cancer Fund Posted November 13, 2017 1:13 pm

    The staff of the American Cancer Fund® at is sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

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