George Emmett Kelly
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George Emmett Kelly passed peacefully at home on July 13, 2013. Born on November 10, 1930 in Bassett, Arkansas, he is survived by his daughters, Patricia Pranger and Carolyn Jolly; his son, Paul Kelly. Mary Ellen, his wife of 51 years, passed away in 2003; and he has 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. George lived in Artesia and was a teacher in the ABC Unified School District for over 50 years, where he was a wonderful teacher, coach and mentor for thousands of children at Tetzlaff Junior High School and the Adult School. He was a great man, husband and father and loved by all. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services are at 11 A.M. at the Artesia Cemetery on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 19, 2013