Published 12:00 am Monday, August 17, 2009
Tillie A. Kelley, 81
A master seamstress
Tillie A. Kelley, 81, of Austin, on Aug. 15, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Tillie was born Oct. 26, 1927 in Mower County to Sven and Etta (Oudekirk) Svenson. Tillie was married to James Campbell. Together they had three children. James was killed in a plane crash in 1953. In 1974 she married Richard Kelley in Austin. She retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1985 after working there for 30 years. Tillie and Richard moved to Babbitt, Minn. and made that their home together until they moved to Arizona in 1991. They then moved back to Austin in 2005 to be closer to their family and back to a smaller community. Wherever their home was they made sure to enjoy life to its fullest.
Survivors include her husband Richard, Austin; children, Lois (Bruce) Beer, Mesa, Ariz., Janice (David) Goldman and Mary (Jay) Evenson, Austin; seven grandchildren, Staci (Norm) Goldman Bruce, Joe Goldman, Raquel Beer, Nicole Beer, Skyler Evenson, Elizabeth Evenson and Abby Evenson; two great-grandchildren, Cayden Bruce and Ayden Evenson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Campbell; her parents; two brothers; a sister and two sons, Earl Mudra and Tim Kelley.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Interment will be in Cedar City Cemetery. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW Rosary and a 6 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday evening at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Casket bearers will be David Goldman, Bruce Beer, Skyler Evenson, John Penkava, Dennis Huffman and Joe Goldman.