1937 ~ 2017
Kellett Bailey, 79, passed away peacefully in her sleep
on May 12, 2017. And we are pretty sure that her recently
deceased, “ever-lovin” husband, Art had something
to do with it. Born in Moroni, Utah on November 13, 1937
to the late Rex and Lillis Kellett, she was the eldest of
ten amazing siblings who loved her, laughed with her, adored
her and supported her. Sweetheart, mother, mama, mom, grandma
and nana are the titles she lovingly wore through most of
Growing up working on the farm with her parents taught
her many things — mainly that she didn’t want
to work on the farm. Brigham Young University was her goal
and she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education
and used her degree throughout her life to teach children
from kindergarten to college-age.
Even though she loved Art she almost didn’t accept
his proposal of marriage because he asked her on a dirt
road in the middle of two hay fields with her hair in rollers.
He kept her on her toes and she kept him in line with an
occasional, playful swat to the back of the head. They were
married on November 22, 1961 in the Manti, Utah LDS Temple.
She was sweet, she was elegant, she was soft, she was petite
but she was oh so tough and could do hard things. Big dogs,
bees and heights were the only things that could make her
run — and run fast in the opposite direction.
A life of service to others, especially her family, was
her main vocation. She faithfully fulfilled each and every
calling she was given and the example of her life is proof
of her deep testimony in the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Preceded in death by her parents, Grant Rexford and Lillis
Jensen Kellett; a brother, Dale; and her handsome, deeply
loved husband of 52 years, Arthur Allen Bailey.
Kay is survived by her son Brent (Suzee) Bailey; daughter
Karen (Hal) Nicholson; son Craig (Dena) Bailey; daughter
Jill (Merrill) Frost; ten grandchildren; and one newborn
great-granddaughter, Alayeah Allen Thygerson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at
11:00 am at the Cedar Hills 10th LDS Ward Chapel, 9737 Chesterfield
Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and friends may call from
6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017, at the
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork,
Utah, and again from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Friday morning
at the church prior to services. Interment will be at the
Highland City Cemetery.