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Rita Elizabeth (McKay) McKelvey

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Rita Elizabeth (McKay) McKELVEY December 8, 1924 ~ January 31, 2011 Born in Seattle, WA to William James and Margaret Anne McKay, Rita grew up in Interbay with her brother Raymond and sister Margaret and graduated from Holy Angels High School. She married Neill McKelvey shortly after WWII and settled in West Seattle. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parrish. Rita was a devoted wife and loving mother and will never be forgotten. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Neill Charles McKelvey, her sons James and Allen, and grandson Daniel. Rita is survived by sons William (Debby) and Dennis (Rose); daughters Catherine Hendricks (Perry) and Sally Lloyd (John) and daughter-in-law Gail McKelvey; grandchildren Paul, Stacey, Brook, Todd, Kim, Christina, James, Jesse, Jason and Hunter; and great-grandchildren Melissa, Duncan, Lincoln and Elena. Additionally, the family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Care Givers and Staff of Normandy Park Assisted Living as well as the professionals at Highline Hospice. The loving care given to Rita if her final days are much appreciated. A celebration of Rita's life will take place on Monday, February 7th at 2:00p.m. Forest Lawn Funeral Home 6701 30th Ave SW, Seattle, WA.
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2011
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