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Miss Keely Smith

Mar 9, 1928 – Dec 16, 2017 (Age 89)


Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Obituary

Keely Smith, 89, born on March 9, 1928, in Norfolk, Virginia, passed away December 16, 2017. She resided in Palm Springs, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California.

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My condolences to Keely's family and to her multitude of friends. I had the pleasure of seeing Keely in concert at Bimbo's in San Francisco many years ago. It was a blast and Keely sung her heart out. At the end of the concert she came out into the audience singing "When The Saints Go Marching In." She got several audience members to join her in the song, but when she got to my table, she stumbled, but luckily I caught her in time. I did not get to sing with her, but she...

Listening to your music right now brings back so many wonderful memories l have of my husband!
We always felt we were your number one Fans !

Condolences to Keely Smith's family and friends. I am so sad to hear of her passing. I found out some minutes ago. She was one of my favorite singers. She had such a beautiful voice. I always wanted to see her in concert. May she Rest In Peace.

Love and miss you!

Our sweet Keely, may you journey in peace

Dearest Keely,

Your voice, passion, and stance in the music industry, will forever be embedded in my 33 year old soul and beyond. The influence you made and the joy you shared with many, we are in debt. Forever in our hearts, dear Keely, I love you always!

Saw her at Irving Plaza in NYC years ago and she was nothing but perfect.

Keely, you are the GREATEST. Thank you for sharing your incredible God-Given voice with the world, and for being such a beautiful lady. You were always so nice to me, and I will treasure you always ♡ As your family and friends gather today to celebrate you, know that I am there too in my heart. All my love dear Toni and Luanne - I am celebrating your mom today with you.♡♡♡

I am so sorry for your loss. May your fun filled memories of her bring you joy and happiness