J.P. "Jack" Kelley


J.P. "Jack" Kelley, died Jan. 28, 2005 in Sturgis, S.D.

Mr. Kelley was a longtime resident of Payson, and owned the Tonto Saddle Shop for several years. He was also a talented Western artist and storyteller.

Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Silver, of Sturgis; daughter, Karen Brace of Post Falls, Idaho; granddaughter, Brenda, and great-grandson, Colton, also of Post Falls; brother, Lee Mers of Mesa, Ariz.; a niece and two nephews as well as several stepchildren, and step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Kelley Waldrip; his mother, Edith Mers; and father, John P. Kelley.

Arrangements were handled by Kincaid Funeral Chapel, in Sturgis.

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