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Delores Susan Diedrich "Dee" McKelvey

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Delores Susan Diedrich "Dee" McKelvey Obituary
McKelvey, Delores "Dee" Susan Diedrich SAN DIEGO -- Delores "Dee" Susan Diedrich McKelvey, 85, passed on March 14, 2013, in Covington, Washington. Delores was born on September 30, 1927 in Chelsea, South Dakota. Delores and Kenneth "Bud" Edward McKelvey were married on Oct 3 1946. Their 50th Anniversary was held in 1996. Dee was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. "Bud" passed in 2000. Dee and Bud enjoyed travelling to camp- grounds and beaches. Most of this traveling was to be with their family and attend large family gatherings. The gatherings gave Dee a chance to be with her children and grand- children. She also had a love for music. In her youth, Dee and her siblings were known as the "Dakota Kids" and played music on the radio in the late 30's and 40's. Dee, Bud and their children relocated from Iowa to San Diego, CA in 1956, where she spent most of her life. In her later years her travels took her to Virginia, Tracy, CA, and Maple Valley, Washington. Surviving family members include her sister, Maxcine Diedrich McKelvey, Mesa Arizona; her six children, Mary (Fred) Colborn, Yuba City, CA; Gary (Barb) McKelvey, Thornton, CO; Lynn (Sylvia) McKelvey, Ramona, CA; Mark (Mary), Maple Valley, WA; Dennis McKelvey, Ramona, CA; Kent (Karen) McKelvey, San Diego; and her 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and service given to Dee by Angela Iverson, at Angela's Adult Family Home, for the past eight years. A memorial Mass on Monday, April 29th, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Mother of Confidence church in University City.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Apr. 25, 2013
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