To the Kelley Family
Please accept my deepest personal sympathy and genuine solace on the loss of your beautiful Julia. May the comfort of family, friends and your faith sustain you through this difficult time.
Julia Legsdin Kelley
Will Be Missed
Julia Legsdin Kelley - of Sarasota, FL and Merrimack, NH, age 64, passed
peacefully at her home in New Hampshire on July 28 with her husband of 31
years, Albert, at her side.She was born in St. James, Missouri, the daughter
of the late Marga and Adolph Legsdin of Rolla, MO.
In addition to her beloved and devoted husband, Albert; she is survived by her
cherished sister, Ruth Legsdin Anderson and her husband, Gregory Anderson, and
their children, Sara and Grant, all of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA; her brother,
J. Peter Legsdin and his wife, Marylou, of Springfield, Missouri; her brother,
Charles Kroeber, of Vastra Frolunda, Sweden, and her brother-in-law, Daniel
Harris, of Kansas City, Missouri. Her sister Marga Legsdin Harris predeceased
her in 2006.
She is also survived by her father-in-law, Albert F. Kelley, of Plymouth, MA;
her brother-in-law, Thomas M. Kelley, of Plymouth, MA; and her sisters-in-law,
Margaret K. Callahan, of Wolfeboro, NH; Virginia K. Cronin, of Swampscott, MA;
Agnes K. Manning, of Newburyport, MA; Patricia K. Conway, of Osterville, MA,
Kathryn K. Brasco, of Weston, MA; 11 nieces, five nephews, four grandnieces
and one grandnephew.
Julia received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri at
Columbia with a major in medical technology and a minor in biology and earned
numerous certifications in the medical technology field.
During her long and distinguished career, she was a Technical Service Manager
for Fisher Scientific International; the Medical Assistant Program Director
for the Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah; an Instructor at
Western Business College, Portland, Oregon; an Accreditation Specialist for
the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools; an Instructor at the New
York School for Medical and Dental Assistants; a Clinical Laboratory Manager
at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York; and an Instructor, Clinical
Hematology and Coagulation at Columbia University, College of Physicians and
For 25 years Julia volunteered as a certified family services specialist for
the American Red Cross and most recently assisted in hurricane relief efforts
in Port Charlotte, Florida, and aided Hurricane Katrina displaced victims in
She was a long-time member of the Hampshire Hills Club in Milford, New
Hampshire. In 1992 she retired and began spending winters in Florida with her
husband, where she was a member of the Longboat Key Club and supported the
Ringling Museum and various performing arts organizations in Sarasota. She
traveled extensively with her husband throughout the world.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Bedford Village
Inn, Bedford, New Hampshire, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Relatives
and friends are kindly invited.
Donations in her name may be made to The Perlman Music Program Winter Residency
in Sarasota, Florida. This program each year offers professional training to
35 exceptionally talented young musicians. These musicians, ages 12 through
20, come from all over the world and are considered to be the next generation
of concert artists.
The Cremation Society of NH assisted with the arrangements. To view an on-line
memorial or for more information go www.csnh.com.
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Deseret News on Aug. 9, 2007.