Jeannette D. Kelley |

Jeannette D. Kelley

Jeannette D. Kelley, 81, passed away Feb. 20, 2006, at Emeritus Estates in Ogden, Utah.

Jeannette was born September 18, 1924, in Sacramento, Calif., to Victor James and Leila Baker DeCampos. She grew up in Auburn, Calif., and graduated from Stanford University with honors in 1946. She was a traveling nurse for the U.S. government and went to Europe following World War II. She married Robert Monroe Kelley after WWII in Okinawa, Japan, and they enjoyed touring the world.

They lived in Alabama where she worked for the health department until her husband retired from the service in 1962. In 1963 they moved to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, where she worked as a school nurse for the South Lake Tahoe School District until retiring in 1986. In 2003 she moved to Utah. Jeannette loved hiking and animals and liked to read. She was a very independent woman.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Andrea) Kelley of North Ogden and William Kelley of California; grandchildren, Wesley Malan of North Ogden and Vivian Kelley of Oregon; sister, Dorothy McFarland of Roseville, Calif.; and nephew, Michael Kelley of Sacramento.

She was preceded in death by son, John Patrick Kelley; and husband, Robert Kelley, on Jan. 4, 1984.

A service will be held in South Lake Tahoe at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the local animal shelter in Jeannette’s name.

Cremation is under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Ogden. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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