Gary Kelson

Gary Grant Kelson passed away April 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlean; 3 sons, Dale (Lusie), Mark (Sharon), and Kyle (Linda); 3 daughters, Chris (Gordy) Roberts, Renae West, and Darla (Sam) Cayias; brothers, Mont (Joyce) and Russell (Marion); sister, Mardee Redmond; 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Darryll and Margaret Kelson; brother, Dean; and sister, Irene Howie. Gary graduated from Cyprus High School in 1949. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany from 1951-1953. He worked at Kennecott Copper for 36 years and enjoyed being a machinist. Gary coached youth baseball and church softball. He enjoyed football, track and field, shooting and hunting. His hobbies were building and flying free flight planes, motors and engine designs. Our father has finished his time on earth and has been called back to his Heavenly Father, he was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, husband and father who loved life and cherished his time with family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him and will be remembered always in our hearts. The family would like to thank Assisted Living of Draper and Dignity Home Health Care for the care and kindness they gave Gary.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday, April 26, 2013 at Mountain Point 7th Ward, 420 E. Stokes Ave. (13580 S. Draper, UT). Friends and family may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S., Magna, UT, and Friday 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Online condolences:


Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 23, 2013