Delia Louise Kelley passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in her home, after a dignified and courageous fight with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Her children and grandchildren were honored to care for her, with the assistance of Hands of Hope Hospice.
Delia Louise Park was born July 22, 1936, to Stanley Park and Lucille Moeller Park in Idaho Falls. Louise spent her early years in Salt Lake City and Wendover, Utah, and in Idaho Falls. After settling in Shelley, Lucille married Wesley Thomas McCurdy and the family was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Louise graduated from Shelley High School in 1954. On Nov. 2, 1955, she married Neil Brent Kelley in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they farmed in the Woodville area and raised six children.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, one of her favorite being Primary chorister where she used her "Yack Yack Bird." Louise was an accomplished vocalist, seamstress and artist. Many years were spent sewing and crafting for her family. She was never afraid of hard work, and each harvest (grain, beets or spuds) she was right next to her husband, children and grandchildren. Creating beautiful things and planting beautiful flowers were her favorite pastimes. Her talents were enjoyed by many.
Louise is survived by her sweetheart, Neil B. Kelley; her three sons, Kurt (Tina) Kelley, Kris (Janeen) Kelley and Tony (Janis) Kelley; and her three daughters, Peggy (Ralph) Risenmay, Kathy (Ron) Nowland and Becky (Ray) Murdoch; as well as her 14 grandsons; 14 granddaughters; and 15 wonderful great-grandchildren.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Her family would like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice for the loving care of our mother and grandmother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, under the direction of Bishop Michael Hathaway at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Woodville Chapel, 1555 N. 700 East in Shelley. Viewings for family and friends will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak in Shelley, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday before services at the church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Shelley Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.