In Memory

Ken Kelly

It is with great sadness to add another classmate to our "In Memory" location.  Ken sadly passed on September 24, 2015.  Details are minimal but apparently after taking his run, he returned home to pet his dog and collapsed.  A possible heart attack.  Shocking.......Ken was so active with his physical activities.  I personally had known Ken as we attended church together and shared Methodist Youth Fellowship activites during our childhood.  We attended high school together as well.  At our 40th reunion, we enjoyed sharing stories of life.  Once more information is will be added here.  Rest in Peace my friend.

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09/27/15 07:11 AM #2    

Norman Stevens

I have known Ken since grade school. He was always active in sports and a great sport.

Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.

The spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.



09/27/15 07:39 AM #3    

Diane Young (Branstrom)

So sadened to hear of Ken's passing. Life is so precious, it reminds me that we need to live each day to the fullest and use every opportunity to love on our family and friends. I will be praying for his family that they will be comforted during this very difficult time. Ken, you will be sorely missed.

09/27/15 08:18 AM #4    

Barbara Buchmann (Thompson)

Rest in Peace, Ken.  May God be a source of strength and solace to family and friends. 

09/27/15 04:33 PM #5    

John Wells

I grew up with Ken. I met him in the 3rd grade and he was one of my best friends during my grade school years.  He played a key role in my early years as he had a great sense of humor and I have great memories of spending time with him at his home and mine as well as sharing virtually all my classes with him.  It is almost unbelievable and shocking  to me that he passed away so suddenly.  I will certainly miss having him on this earth with us.  May he rest in peace.

09/27/15 05:32 PM #6    

Lee Anne Faulkner

So sad to hear about Ken Kelly... Hey there Ken, RIP... Ken drew a cartoon of Charley Brown with a halo in my yearbook Sophomore year.... I think it was a self portrait... He was fun guy and will be missed...  

09/27/15 07:13 PM #7    

Suzanne Utter (Andrews)

Sadden with the news of Ken. We are all trying to get a grip on our health. Prayers for family and friends😇God be with all. What a tremendous shock.

09/28/15 10:21 AM #8    

Linda Drummy (Mika)

So saddened about another classmates passing. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for his family. 

09/28/15 11:18 AM #9    

Debbie Lawrence


Love and light to Ken, his family, friends and animal friends. It seems like yesterday that I had the blessing to get to know Ken in high school. I am glad our paths crossed and my heart is heavy with the news as it was when I heard about Fred. May their memories live on as examples for those that are still here to learn in this big school house called life.

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." Henry Van Dyke

God Bless You Ken and Fred

Debbie Lawrence

09/28/15 12:25 PM #10    

Richard Fry

What a shock to hear of Ken's death and especially as a heart attack after a run!  He was always fit and healthy and I remember us hiking Sqaw Peak on several ocassions when I made it back to Phoenix. Being so far away it was always so nice to get together with Ken when I returned and he would always try to get the gang together for a lunch or drinks to make my short stay that much more enjoyable.  He was kind, good natured and really a friend you could count on. I am proud he was one of my best friends. Ken and I had such a fun time together at the 40th High School Reunion and I'm sorry that I can't make our 45th. Rest in Peace buddy and although I will miss you, you will be in my heart and memories forever.

09/28/15 07:49 PM #11    

Henry Trzcinski

I have got to say Ken was one of the most "Stand Up" person I know.  I know we will all miss him.  I often think of all the crazy things we did in high school and while working at the Village Inn on Bethany.  Ken also started the competition of standing up on tubes while floating down the Salt River.  He would always stay up the longest through the white water parts.  RIP old friend gone too soon.

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