Feb. 6, 1961 – Oct. 29, 2022
November 2, 2022
Raymond Paul Kelly, 61, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 29, 2022.
He was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Calgary, Alberta. At 6 weeks old he was adopted by Claudia and Paul Bouffard and moved to San Jose, Calif.
His mother remarried Floyd T. Kelly and raised Mr. Kelly in Hope, Idaho, until the eighth grade. He then continued junior high and high school in Clark Fork, Idaho.
Mr. Kelly played football, basketball, track and other sports. He graduated in 1979 and continued his education at North Idaho Community College, graduating with an AA degree in automotive mechanics. He and his dad opened an automotive shop in Trestle Creek called Kelly and Son Automotive.
Mr. Kelly met his first wife and mother of his first two children. They married and had a son and daughter, Anthony Raymond Kelly and Erica May Robertson. He then moved to Electric City, Wash., before going on to live in Spokane, Wash., where he met the mother of his third child, Rachelle Sierra Kelly.
Mr. Kelly loved his children more than anything.
He played the guitar, piano and the drums. He loved to work on cars, play sports and go outdoors. He always had a motorcycle and lived a pretty simple life. He eventually moved to Sweet Home, where he lived until his final days.
Mr. Kelly is survived by his three children, Anthony Raymond Kelly of Spokane, Wash., Erica May Robertson of Wilbur, Wash., and Rachelle Sierra Kelly of Post Falls, Idaho; four grandchildren; and his mother, Claudia Kelly.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.