Elwood Leo Kelley

May 30, 1923June 3, 2018

Elwood L. Kelley “Kelley”, passed away surrounded by his family on June 3, 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born in Hamlin, West Virginia to Samuel Kelley and Maude Kelley of West Virginia. During Kelley’s early life, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and flew combat missions during WWII out of Netenshall, England on B-17’s.

After his service in the War, Kelley spent time working in the mining and drilling industries across the United States of America, in search of Uranium, gold, and silver. Kelley enjoyed geology, metallurgy / welding, firearms, and bartering at all pawn shops. A kinder soul or more curious mind was rare to find.

Kelley is survived by his son, Sam J. Kelley (Kallie), his spouse Ella Rea, grandchildren, Jackson (Marissa), Lincoln (Brielle), Kennedy, and Carter, and 1.75 great-grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home. Online condolences can be left at


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Elwood Leo Kelley

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