A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for longtime Taft resident, Virginia Kelley, 83.
August 20, 1927 – January 24, 2011
A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for longtime Taft resident, Virginia Kelley, 83. Mrs. Kelley was born on August 20, 1927 in Oklahoma and passed away on January 24, 2011 in Taft. Mrs. Kelley was raised in Oklahoma and she married Calvin “Bill” Kelley on March 28, 1945 in Oklahoma. They moved to California where she was blessed with four beautiful daughters. She was active and loved attending the First Southern Baptist Church for many many years. Mrs. Kelley was a seamstress and loved cooking for her grandchildren. Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Calvin “Bill” Kelley; and by her great-granddaughter, Ariel Holtschulte. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Fuller of Taft, Marsha Johnson and her husband, Charlie of Antioch, Kathy Denver and her husband, Earl of Dustin Acres, and Debbie Phillips of McKittrick; her grandchildren, Kelley, Denise, Scott, Casey, Cindy, Kerrie, Michael, Kristin, and Gary; her three brothers, Bob, Billy, and Johnny Thornhill; her sister, Opal Furman; her 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and by her many nieces and nephews. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Monday, January 31, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. www.EricksonAndBrown.com