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Paul B. Kelly

January 11, 1947 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Paul Benedict Kelly was the first-born son of Thelma and Benedict Kelly, born in Spokane, Washington on January 11, 1947.  He went back home to them and to Jesus on August 1, 2023, from Buckley, Washington.

Paul’s Catholic faith was integral in his life from the beginning.  He was baptized at St. Anthony parish where he eventually served as an altar boy and attended school at St. Anthony School.

Paul then attended Gonzaga Preparatory School, graduating in 1965.  After graduating he earned an AA degree in electronics at Spokane Community College.  Soon after, he served our country in Vietnam in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  

In 1982, Paul married the love of his life, Donna.  He became Dad to Steve and raised him with Donna to manhood. 

Paul worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane and then moved on to Davis Wire in Kent, Washington, where he eventually retired. 

Paul loved his people.  He is survived by his lovely wife Donna, son Steve (Wendy) Watkins, granddaughter Anne, sister Katie (Pete) Ries, sister Bridget Cotter, sister-in-law Merrie Kelly, sister Brenda (Bruce) Hawkins, brother Mark (Marcia) Kelly, sister-in-law Sandra Kelly, brother Tom (Danette) Kelly, brother Dave Kelly, sister Mary Como, sister Kerrie (Tom) Rowland, sister-in-law Peggy (Rich) Chambers, and 79 nieces and nephews, 101 great nieces and nephews, and 15 great-great nieces and nephews.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Mike Kelly, brother Joe Kelly, brother-in-law Pat Cotter, brother-in-law Danny Como, sister-in-law Bev McCarty, brother-in-law Carl Cooper, mother and father-in-law Raymond and Mary Shelly, and nephew Travis Harp.

Memorials to be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 211 W. Mason, Buckley, WA 98321.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 6, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Weeks' Funeral Home
451 Cemetery Rd
Buckley, WA 98321

Rosary/Vigil
Tuesday
August 8, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
2320 N. Cedar Street
Spokane, WA 99205

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
August 9, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
2320 N. Cedar Street
Spokane, WA 99205

Graveside Service
Saturday
August 12, 2023

3:00 PM
Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park
23717 SE 416th Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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