James K. 'Ken' 'Papa' Kelley, 84, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2006, doing what he liked most, working in his field. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene L. Kelley. Children include, Connie (Ed) Bible, Randy (Diane) Kelley, Jerry (Jeanette) Kelley, all of Pueblo; brother, Loren Kelley of Puyallup, Washington; grandchildren, Heather (Matt) Kouba, Jennifer (Lance) Allen, Tracy Kelley, Kristina Kelley; great-grandchildren, Austin Allen and Alora Allen. Ken was born on February 8, 1922, in Boone, Colo. and was a lifetime Pueblo area resident. Ken and Arlene were married on March 9, 1946, in Raton, N. M. He worked 35 years for C & W Railroad and 17 years for the Teamsters. At his request, there will be a private family viewing. Memorial service, 12:00 noon Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake. Military honors and interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. WE LOVE YOU KEN, DAD, PAPA,PAPA GREAT TOOO & MISS YOU LOTS ALSO !!!!! WE KNOW YOU ARE HAPPY NOW, NO PAIN, NO PILLS, NO WORRY’S !!!
    SOME DAY WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN !!!
    LOVE ALWAYS & FOREVER & 1 DAY !!!
    ARLENE, CONNIE & ED,& FAMILY’S

  2. I met Kenneth while researching the Oscar Baker family who was his grandfather. Kenneth shared pictures, stories and family memories. I so appreciated his help. We had continued to chat by email for several years. I will miss hearing from Kenneth and the news that he shared. May God comfort each one of the family at this time of loss.
    Roberta Essex Everett

  3. From all of us at Asthma and Allergy Associates, our deepest sympathy. Mr. Kelley was part of our family and will be deeply missed. He always spoke so fondly of his wife, children (spouses), and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Dr. Robert Nathan, Gina Pantaleo, Nicole Doran, Ginger Sabo, Debra Walters, Shirley Wagner.

  4. Connie and family,I know the pain you must be going through with the lose of a parent and my heart hurts very much for your family. I feel almost as close to you as a sister as we have shared so many things since we met in high school so many years ago and my prayers are with you and your family as I know that GOD will be with you during this time and help you to get through this. Please know that I am thinking of you and if I can help in any way other than the prayers and being at the service tuesday let me know as I will gladly do it. My prayers and love to you and your family, Sharon (Bruce said eventhough you have never met him to please send his best regards to you and your family as he knows from my talking to him how close we are).

  5. sorry to hear about your loss,we will miss kenny verry verry much.
    he will always be in our hearts.love youall

  6. Dear Kelley family,
    Daddy saw the obituary in the paper and brought it to my attention. He I and Lynette send our deepest sympathies. I immediately thought of some of the best fishing trips I’ve ever been on, how your dad laughed and helped me up the riverbank when I tore my pants all the way down.I’ll always remember him with the biggest smile on his face and a very warm heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  7. DEAR JEN AND LANCE,
    SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS!! THE LORD WAS READY FOR HIM SO IT WAS HIS TIME. JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOUR IN OUR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. LOVE NANCY AND BOB

  8. Family of James K. Kelley,
    I was sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God Bless You All.
    Your Friend,
    John Moorcroft

  9. We will miss Kenneth and always enjoyed our time spent with he & Arlene, especially the songs that Kenneth would sing along with Joe Baker & Me(a little off tune on my part,mom always wondered why I did not inherit the talent from the Bakers). We offer our sincere sympathy to your families.

    Diana & Tony Clark

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