Floyd Kelly

Floyd “Tony” Kelly, 70, of Sweet Home died from cancer at home with his wife, Claudia, by his side on June 18, 2009.

He was born in Kellyville, Okla., on Feb. 4, 1939. He moved to California with his family at age 3.

Shortly after graduating from high school, he served his country in the Army. He was stationed in Germany during President John Kennedy’s assassination.

After his military service, he met his wife in California. They were married in Carson City, Nev., in 1964.

Together, they supervised telephone deliveries for many years in five western states, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. They lived in their RV.

Mr. Kelly was a Christian, and he read the Bible daily with his wife.

He loved going to the auto races, primarily with his buddy Bob Ikola, and visiting with his son, Ray, and friend Richard Ikola. He also loved RVing and working on his log cabin in northern Idaho with his wife.

In 2004, Mr. Kelly was diagnosed with cancer, and the Kellys had to retire from their jobs.

Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, Claudia; son Ray and daughter-in-law Tracey; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives.

At Mr. Kelly’s request, there will be no services.

Memorials may be given to Evergreen Hospice, 1046 Sixth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321.