Entry Date: '58

Exit Date: '60


Status: D: 09/30/2004

“A tribute to the life of William Daniel Kelly “”Bill”” was held at
Auburn Oaks Funeral Home, 4030 Wible Road, Bakersfield, CA,
on October 9, 2004.

Bill was born in New York City to William and Margaret Kelly.
He was the second child and only son. Bill’s education was
in the schools of NYC, “”the streets of the city”” as he often remarked.
He attended Brooklyn Poly Tech High School and credits them with
the basics of his education as well as his terrific work ethic.

Immediately upon graduation, Bill joined the Navy. He proudly served
three years in the Navy as well as three years in the Naval Reserves.
He was involved in the Lebanon Crisis and loved to relate his tour of
duty as a member of VP-21 in Iceland where he flew as a crewmember aboard a Navy
Neptune P2V-7 in search of Soviet submarines during the Cold War in 1960.

Survivors include his wife Mary of 45 years; his daughter, Debbie, and husband, Larry Hill;
and his youngest son, Daniel. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill. He also leaves two
grandaughters, Mellisa Walters and Lindsey Grumbling.

Bill and Mary moved to California in 1962. The family moved to Bakersfield in 1968. Bill
fullfilled his lifelong dream when in 1971, he opened his own business. Jonas Draperies
remained opened until his death. Bill’s favorite pastimes were golfing and remodeling his home.

Bill’s family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his name to either the
Salvation Army, Heart Association, or Alzheimers Research.