Kay Kellett Bailey
1937 ~ 2017

Kay 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 her life.

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.

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