Mrs. Rosella (Sally) Kelley
Mrs Rosella M. Kelley Born on July 1, 1912, in Fountain, Minnesota. Rosella Kelley (known to friends and family as "Sally") passed away on March 24, 2006 at the age of 93. She had last week suffered a minor stroke that left her alert but unable to speak
Sally Kelley lived in Minnesota and Hawaii before moving to Seattle in 1953. In Minneapolis, she worked at the Radisson and Leamington Hotels as assistant to the catering manager.
During World War II, she worked for the military in Hawaii. After the war, Sally owned and operated a gift shop at the Kauai Inn, then became manager of the Kauai Yacht Club.
In Seattle, Sally worked for 18 years as a bookkeeper for the Merrill and Ring Division of the R.D. Merrill Company.
She was an active member of Executive Women International (EWI).
Sally married Homer Kelley in 1955. Following Homer's death, Sally continued to run the golf instruction business based on Homer's book, The Golfing Machine.
In 2003, Sally moved to Merrill Gardens at Northgate, where she spent her remaining years. She was pleased to learn that Merrill Gardens was owned by the R.D. Merrill Company, for which she worked for many years.
Sally enjoyed the new friends and activities at Merrill Gardens, including bridge, art class, the exercise program, yoga, and the companionship of her beloved cat, Princess.
Sally was a longtime member of the Christian Science Church. She is survived by her sister, Irene Jensen; nieces, Virginia Ladsen (Kurt) and JoAnn Drummond; and nephew, Philip Specht, all of Rochester, Minnesota; cousins, Robert and Anne Timm, of Marysville; and extended family, Cindy McRae and Milton (Angela) Seaman, of British Columbia.
Viewing will be Saturday, April 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services, Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m., both at Acacia Funeral Home.
There is no-doubt that we owe "Sally Kelley" a great deal for all the years she contributed to Homer while he worked on The Golfing Machine. I say this because I have recently completed the "Official History of the 76 (Fighter) Squadron during the theatre of WW11 and Peacekeeping 1942-49.
This has taken me over ten yeras and I owe my wife Silvia a great deal for all her assitance and time to allow me to continue my work. So I understand the contribution Sally made to Homer in repect of The Golfing Machine.
I thank her so very much for her role and efforts and for her ongoining with The Golfing Machine after Homer's death in 1983.