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Celebration of Life

Trinity Prebyterian Church
Saturday September 14th, 2019

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Archibald McInally Kelly

 Our loving and wonderful husband and father, Archie Kelly, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on Monday, September 2, 2019.         Archie was born in Glasgow, Scotland on January 19, 1940 to Alexander and Margaret Kelly.  He was the youngest of 6 children.  Archie attended school in Scotland, and came out of Trade School as a Machinist.  He served in the British Royal Navy for 2 years.  Archie met and fell in love with Catherine (Irene) Ranachan in 1961 at a dance.  They wed July 13, 1962.  He took his young family, his wife and 2 young daughters, and came to the United States. They landed in Northern California thanks to a job sponsorship through Lockheed.  He spent his whole career working as a manual machinist, at various shops in the southern Bay Area.  Archie and Irene loved bowling, and were on many different leagues in San Jose, for many years.  Archie also played the Bag Pipes with the Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band, which let the family travel all over California, and the United States.  He competed by himself and with the band at many Highland Games.     In 2002 retirement led them to Ogden, Utah to be closer to family.  For his retirement years he enjoyed working at, and being a member of the Marshall White Center.  He helped teach and enjoyed the water aerobics classes.  For the last 10 years Archie and Irene have been having fun in swim and work out classes at the South Ogden Athletic Club, where they have met many wonderful people and friends.  Archie and Irene attend Church at Trinity Presbyterian in Ogden, led by the Reverend Monica Hall.  They have enjoyed meeting new people and families, young and old, through church; bringing new life long friendships.   Archie has always been very devout to his faith and his beliefs.                  Archie leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Irene.  And his 3 children:  Kristin (Dan) Frazier, Wendy Montiel, and Alan Kelly.  Also 7 grandchildren: Valerie and Natalie Frazier; and Brian, Alfonso, Christopher, Ashley and Kyle Montiel.  And one great grandson, Ashley’s little boy, Lucas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 140 N Tyler Avenue, Ogden, Utah    Condolences may be shared at:  www.aaronsmortuary.com

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I want to pray for the loss of my dear friend Alan Kelly aka "cabooska" and for his family who recently lossed his father. Lord I pray and ask of you our most gracious heavenly father that you will keep all your guardian angels watching over him and his family and I ask of you to keep them out of harms way. I ask that may you bless the family with the Grace's of your love father as we ask of you in Jesus Christ to help them become stronger as they find their way through this as we face such rough times. Father we ask of you to send our love and kisses to Archiebald Kelly as he may now RIP for he no longer has to suffer. Lord I ask that you will forgive us all for our sins as we continue to grow stronger and move forward in life. I Eugene Lucero friend of Alan Kelly I just want to give you all my respect and condolences and I apologize for the loss you have gone through. May God bless you all and I'm thankful I have met some of his family. Much love and respect to you all. And for his momma Irene Ranachan God bless you momma please take good care of yourself and stay strong I will keep you in my prayers love ya

Eugene Lucero Sep 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Archibald Kelly

Eugene Lucero Sep 25 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Irene and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Archi will be well remembered for his enthusiasm for and love of life. The water aerobics community will really miss him.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcy Thaeler Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

Irene and Kristin,

Archie will be missed by all. I remember all the wonderful times we had. Driving to Toronto in the RV, Santa Rosa Scottish Games. Archie and Billy sharing birthdays. Archie, RIP

Moira Clay Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

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