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KELLY, Suzanne
KELLY, Suzanne Loving daughter, sister and friend, Suzanne Beth Kelly passed on to the hereafter April 29, 2017 after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Newton, Iowa on April 5, 1949 to Verna Lou and Jim Kelly, Suzanne is survived by her mother Verna Lou Power; brothers Jim and Bill; nieces Alana and Brianna and nephews: Sean, Joshua, Caleb, Mike and Trevor. She is preceded in death by brothers: Mike, Pat and Sean; and father Jim. Also surviving her are her loving step-father Jerry Power, Aunt Nada McClean and cousins Dan McClean and Gail McClean. Nicknamed 'Happy' by her parents at a very young age, Suzanne was a ray of sunshine for all whom she encountered. Suzanne loves and is rejoicing with her Savior Jesus Christ and regularly attended Valley Bible Church. She was a member of the first graduating class at Quartz Hill High School in 1967. She enjoyed a wild and wonderful period during the late '60's, traveling, river rafting and experiencing life. She went on to Idaho State University, graduating with a degree in Education and later went on to earn her Master of Education degree. A lifelong educator, she first taught school in Pocatello, Idaho. She then moved back to Lancaster and taught for the past two plus decades at Del Sur School, where she taught 7th Grade Science. Suzanne was passionate about her craft and she deeply loved her students and fellow co-workers at Del Sur, many of whom constituted an extended family for Suzanne. An amazing artist and an inquisitive and creative soul, Suzanne leaves behind a host of family and friends who will miss her deeply. In celebration of Suzanne's life, a memorial gathering will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 beginning at 2:00pm at the Black Angus Restaurant in Lancaster.

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