OBITUARY

William Gene Kelly

August 6, 1937October 27, 2018

William "Bill" Kelly resident of Idaho Falls, Idaho passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018. He was 81. He grew up in Revillo, South Dakota and attended school until his graduation, in 1955. After graduation he went to Minneapolis where he worked as a carpenter's apprentice. He then met Donna Stephens they were married in 1957. Upon finishing his apprenticeship, he and his family moved to Idaho because there were no Elk in Minnesota. After moving to Idaho in 1971 he and his brother Charles started Kelly Home Builders. Bill was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Bill lost his loving wife Donna in 2006, and later married Phyliss Gillins in 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna, his parents, and three brothers. He is survived by his wife Phyliss, his two sons Tim (Tami) and Scott (Kathy), one granddaughter Amanda (Derek), and two great-grandchildren Kaydence and Bentley, one sister, two brothers and Phyliss' four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family may visit Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm with a Rosary starting at 7 at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls, ID. A memorial Mass will be held in Bill's honor at Christ the King Catholic Church Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Online condolences can be left at www.buckmillerhann.com Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home Idaho Falls, ID.

Services

  • Visitation & Rosary Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

William Gene Kelly

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Larry and Connie Carlson

November 2, 2018

We extend our sympathy to Tim and Scott. Bill raised two fine sons and he was proud of them. We don't always know the impact of another, until we see how their children grow up. Bill was a great example.

Larry and Connie Carlson

Merle Griebenow

November 2, 2018

I will really miss Bill--a true kindred spirit. We shared many miles traversing steep mountains in search of Big Horn Sheep and elk and snow shoeing after geese in Box Canyon. There never was a more enjoyable or reliable partner.

FROM THE FAMILY