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East Lawn Palms Mortuary & Cemetery

5801 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ

OBITUARY

William Frank Kelton

31 October , 19403 September , 2019

William Frank Kelton, 78, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on September 3, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1940 and graduated from South Hills High School. William married Masae Kelton on October 11, 1973. He had a career in food service and enlisted in the United State Air Force retiring after 26 years of service as a Master Sergeant. William had a passion for traveling which he did plenty of while his enlistment with the USAF. He is survived by his wife, Masae; daughters, Mimi Trevizo and Sally Hartzell; brother, James Kelton; grandchildren, Jacob Reams, Brianna Kelton, Emilio Olivas, Esperanza Olivas, Sabrina Hartzell, Kameo Hartzell, Zachary Hartzell and Hanna Hartzell; great grandchildren, Ashton Reams, Jayden Reams, Zaiden Reams and Jasper Kelton and Vega Goff.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, 13 September , 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, 13 September , 2019

Memories

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Larry Beard

13 September 2019

Curly, my sympathy to your family. It has been great knowing you. Your body is gone but your spirit and memories shall live on in the hearts of your family and friends. I will always remember the jokes the joke and pranks that I pulled on you. We have great memories from our time in Japan. Knowing you has made me a better man. Hagesan, keep the beer cold for the day that I come to join you. From the stars, we will look down onto the world. Take care my friend. Your spirit and your memories will be with me forever. Even though we were in different states, it was always wonderful to hash over the old memories on the phone with you. For now, it is goodbye but we will see each other again. Take care until we meet again. Sayōnara, mata aimashou. Eien no tomodachi.
Larry Beard

Catherine Petropoulos

12 September 2019

What a loss for all of us. So many memories, but Bill will always be remembered for our 4th of July celebration near A Mountain with Church's Chicken; taking us to the Air Show, and giving Sally and I our first New Year's champagne. He left you with dignity, grace, and sincere compassion. All he cared about was his family. Rest easy, Hero, you're in wonderful hands, now. One day, we'll all meet again, and the "Have Mercy" jokes await......

Love always, Cats

Sally Hartzell

12 September 2019

Those of you who were able to have my dad in your life can attest that he was truly an amazing soul. He was kind, caring, generous, honest, and a great listener. He was also a man who loved humor. He would always tell us jokes or he would pull pranks on us. There wasn’t a day where he wouldn’t be laughing and caring on about something funny. He was a man who loved his service to our country. He dedicated 26 years of his life to the United States Air Force. He loved to travel and he loved to cook. I have so many wonderful memories of my dad that I will always share with my own children. There won't be a day where he isn't thought of. Daddy you were truly an amazing person and I'm going to miss you like crazy. It gives me a sense of comfort knowing you will always be looking after us from heaven. I love you, my forever hero and dad...

Tammy Megna

11 September 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your dad always had everyone laughing. He will be missed. Remember you were a great daughter to him.

Love
Tammy

Mimi Trevizo

10 September 2019

My daddy, a wonderful, loving, generous man. I will miss his humor, his jokes and most of all his presence. You always made me feel better when things were not going the way I wanted. I wish that I could have done more for you, God knows you deserved it and soooooo much more! I hope you know that I appreciated all and everything you did for all of us, we would not be who we are today if it wasn't for you. I hope that you will continue to look over us from above and that you are happy, at peace and most of all free!!!! I love you daddy and I will miss you . You will always be a part of me and you also have your mini me "Jasper" to carry on your legacy. We will show him the Kelton ways!!! God bless you and all the people who have who were fortunate enough to have been a part of your life, they can't ever forget a man like you! Thank you for all those who supported us in this difficult time, we appreciate you and love each one of you! You made his final days a little less sad and gave him the peace he needed. 💙💙💙

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY