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Kelly E. Bales, 65, formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away on Jan. 6, 2018 due to congenital heart failure. Kelly was born in Blackfoot to Lynn Raymond Bales and Gayle Burrup Bales.
He is survived by his daughter, Chantell Cherie' (Lonny) Taylor of Grand Junction, Colorado; granddaughters Mercedez Lynn DeGuilio (Jack Pablo Guerrero) and their children Olivia, Giulian, and Diego Guerrero of Pocatello, Idaho; Madison Kelly (Juan) Hernandez and their children Alex, Daleisa, DaLyla and DaeLynn Hernandez of American Falls, Idaho; and Shylo and Shaunie Taylor of Grand Junction, Colorado.
The following siblings: Blair Bales of Chehalis, Washington; Jocelyn (Vic) Adams of Pocatello, Idaho; Julie (Carl) Wright of Palisades, Idaho; Kathy (Laurie) Williams of Irwin, Idaho; Cherie Bales Packham of Blackfoot, Idaho; Kevin (Julie) Bales of Logan, Utah, and Steven (Anita) Bales of Blackfoot and many nieces and nephews.
Kelly was preceded in death by his daughter Jessica Lyn Bales his "Little Jake," his parents, Lynn and Gayle Bales, brothers Blake and Bradley Bales and a nephew Jeremy Howard.
Kelly lived in Blackfoot 48 years and worked with his father at his Phillips 66 gas station while growing up. After graduating he worked for Stott and Wixom Construction and then in partnership with his good friend, Dave Scott as Scott and Bales Construction. He then made a decision to start his own business, Bales Construction, which did well for many years.
Although he loved owning his own business, times became difficult for the construction industry so he did what he needed to do and went to work for Engineered Structures Inc. which was later bought out by Simplot.
He also worked for Schmuesers and Associates Inc. doing large industrial construction. During these years he lived in Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and then back to Idaho to work for his nephew, Brandon Bales, until he retired.
Kelly was a fun loving, kind and gentle free spirit.
He loved the outdoors and being in the mountains. He loved hunting, horses, fishing, trapping, snow machines, water skiing, and camping.
It was no surprise that he passed away doing what he loved at a campsite near Lake Mead in Nevada.
Kelly was a hardworking, honest, respectful man. He loved his family and was devastated with the loss of his daughter, mother and father.
It was his gentle, respectful, and humorous manner that drew people to him and allowed him the good fortune of having many good friends.
He was loved by and worked alongside many of nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.
Per Kelly's wishes he will be cremated and in a private ceremony his ashes will be spread in the mountains he loved. You can send your condolences to his daughter at the following:
Chantell Taylor
2464 Thunder Mountain Drive #1008
Grand Junction CO 81505
Also, condolences and memories can be left or pictures viewed on his memorial page at memorialwebsites.legacy.com/KellyEBales
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 19, 2018
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