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Willard M. Kelley Jr. 1962 - 2004

Willard M. Kelley Jr.

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November 03, 2004
Dear Willard Sr. and Lorena, The words are hard to find to express our feelings over the loss of Willard. I have known Willard since I was about 6 years old, and considered him family. (Since he was my sister's brother-in-law, I guess he was, almost!)
But he touched me most deeply when Mom died two and a half years ago. It was my first time to personally experiance Willards great compassion, instead of his great teasing! I can't begin to say how much his kindness affected me, but it's something I will never forget.
And I'll also never forget eating blueberry pancakes at your house Lorena, and Willard waltzing in taking my fork from me and eating my pancakes off my plate! He was truly one of a kind.
You are in our thought's and prayers each and every day.

We love you,
Troy and Angel
November 01, 2004
Dear Kelley family, I am deeply saddened by Willard's passing. I, too, wish I had been able to see him one more time. I met Willard just two years ago but immediately felt as if I had known him forever. That day I went on a search for Humpty Dumpty Salt and Vinegar chips, which he said could not be found in Portland. I traded him two bags of chips for chocolate chip cookies. A fine trade in my book! He was a true friend from the moment we met. A wonderful sense of humor and great compassion "oozed" from Willard. Just this past August he stood by me as I went through the loss of my father. A friend from my church asked if he was my brother, because he was so attentive to me and my family. God sent Willard to be my friend, I am blessed, as I have read so many others were. God created a great work in Willard. It was evident where he gained his strength. May God continue to bless your family with cherished memories,
October 31, 2004
Just wanted to say that even though I didn't know Willard, I know that he was a well respective member of the community. My Dad is William Kelley and he always would tell Willard that the reason our last name ends in ey, is because we were the lace curtain Irish and not ths chanty Irish. It was always a running joke with them. My dad thought he was a grate guy.Our thoughts are with you all.
October 30, 2004
Dear Lorena, Willard and Family,
It was with sad hearts that we received word that Willard Jr. had passed away. He was such a JOY to know and love. He was certainly a "Giving Soul" that even in death he continued to give, having fireworks for others to enjoy and having charities that needed funds to be provided for. He had such a thoughtful heart for others, always putting others ahead of himself. Even in the saddest of times, he was so thoughtful. When both Mama and Daddy died (5 years apart), his patience shown to the family, as we struggled to write the "right" obituary, wording both obituaries to show love, honor and respect for our dear parents, and trying to share a personal look inside to show the "real person(s)." After the funerals he gave us extra time to say "goodby", NEVER hurrying us along. This was precious and greatly appreciated! Willard Jr. was so patient and we loved him for his many kindnesses. He surely brought honor to his profession! You both reared him as you should have. His life showed his love for his family, his community and his God. He certainly has made you proud for all he accomplished. Please be reassured you're in our prayers. May God grant you a SPECIAL PEACE, knowing that you will see Willard Jr. again in God's Kingdom, where there will be no sickness nor death but everlasting joy. "Looking for the Blessed Hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" - Titus 2:13. We love you and may God bless and comfort your hearts.
Love and Prayers,
Ray and Donaline Brown
October 24, 2004
Willard was like family to us and we will always remember him with love and fondness. We know we will meet again in eternity.
October 24, 2004
Dear Lorena and Willard,
I want you to know that Willard was a great Friend and a lot of fun.We have a lot of good memories.
I will never forget him or his Smile. Someone special.Alegra and Buddy.
October 24, 2004
Dear Lorena and Willard,
I want you to know that Willard was a great Friend and a lot of fun.We have a lot of good memories.
I will never forget him or his Smile. Someone special. Alegra and Buddy.
October 24, 2004
Dear Lorena and Willard,
I want you to Know that in the Twenty Yr's I have worked for Willard,I have never known anyone as kind,thoughtful and wonderful as Willard was.
If you had a problem he would say lets talk about it.He was more then just a Boss and I will always remember the jokes he would play and the great way he had with people.Its going to take a long time before I can get used to not having him around with his Smile. I will never forget him.A very special friend,Bill Leighton and Family.
October 22, 2004
I may be at a loss for words, but I am not at a loss for pictures. I have added three of my favorite pictures of Willard and Joseph to the photo gallery. If a picture speaks a thousand words, these pictures speak volumes about the good times we have had over the years.
October 21, 2004
As we clebrated Autumns 16th birthday today - I thought of my own 'sweet 16th' -

...Willard was there and it goes without saying that he was the life of the party! It may have been MY party, but HE had the seat at the head of the table. (see photo gallery) We found him quite entertaining and he always livened things up!

...Like the Hillbilly Weddin' play (see photo - he's wearing the hat) that we put on at Acadia. Willard added to the script so that he could sing solo upon exiting the last scene!

We were all like family and although with time, many things have changed - some things haven't. Our love for Willard lasts forever and we will cherish the memories of him forever.

Gail Nelson and family

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