Joan Irene Kelley
1933 - 2011
Joan Irene Kelley, of Payson, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2011. She was born May 15, 1933 in Cranston, R.I.
She graduated from IBM school and met Thomas J. Kelley Jr. They were married Nov. 21, 1953.
They moved from Rhode Island to Garden Grove, Calif. in 1969 to continue to raise their family. Joan and Tom then moved to Payson in 1994 and worked very hard to build their dream home. They were married 44 beautiful years when Tom passed in 1997.
Mrs. Kelley will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and nana, writes her family.
She is survived by four children, Lynn, Thomas, Daniel and Kevin Kelley; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Joan’s sister, Dorothy Stevens and Robert Mason.
In addition to her husband, Tom, she was preceded in death by William Mason.
Mrs. Kelley will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 10 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Drive.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 11 at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane.
Memorial donations may be made to Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church or Hospice Compassus.