EVENTS. 2
  • Celebration of Life on Zoom

    Mar 13, 2021, 10:00 AM US/Pacific

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    SATURDAY MARCH 13th at 10am PST

    Please join us live on Zoom Saturday morning at 10am PST for a Celebration of Life and Memorial facilitated by Georgianna's family and friends that will begin with a slideshow set to some of Mom’s favorite music. If you look at the menu on the bottom of your Zoom screen and click the “chat” button, you can sign our virtual guest book there with your name, where you’re from and your connection to Georgianna or whatever else you’d like to briefly share. We’ll have a reception of sorts after the service for some informal time together. We may show the video of the previous day’s graveside service here, rerun the slideshow or let whimsy take us where it will in our celebration.

    TO BRING: Please bring a candle, something to light it with (an imaginary candle works, too!) Your short speech, story, memory, poem or verse, show-and-tell items, or whatever inspires you that helps you celebrate this magnanimous human we called Mom. We’ll share stories and tributes for a portion of the service and share her legacy that lives within us. 

    IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND BUT STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE:
    If you are unable to attend at this time, please feel free to make a quick video or voice memo on your phone and text it to me at (434) 960-5126 to play during the service. We will record this service and share it for those unable to attend so please let me know if you’d like the link.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. (434) 960-5126

    Thanks for loving our mom and joining us in celebrating a life well-lived and a legacy of love. Here’s the link to join us: 

    Celebration of Life and Memorial for Georgianna KellyTime: Mar 13, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join the Kelly Family Zoom (You do not need to download the app, you can choose to open the meeting in your browser or call in by phone.) 

    CLICK HERE ON MARCH 13th AT 10am PST to join us live:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83266311682?pwd=QmorempsRVRYOVhvaUYvdEx3R1duUT09 

    Meeting ID: 832 6631 1682
    Passcode: 179501 

    One tap mobile+19292056099,,83266311682# US (New York)
    +13017158592,,83266311682# US (Washington DC) 

    With loving thanks to you all,
    The Kelly Family

  • Graveside Service - Family

    Mar 12, 2021, 1:00 PM US/Pacific

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    FRIDAY, MARCH 12 @ 1pm PST

    Graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery for family only.

    We are sad to have to limit the size of our gathering due to COVID-19 and we will likely not be able to livestream the service without WiFi. However, we plan to record a video of this brief service officiated by Pastor Eric Schmidt of Corona United Methodist Church and share it at the Celebration of Life and Memorial the following day as well as post it here for your later viewing.

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Memorial Created By
Willow Kelly

Georgianna Kelly

September 21, 1936 - February 09, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of our mom, Georgianna Kelly. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort that we hope you'll share. Click on the heart icon right under her picture to let us know you were here and to receive email updates about...  see more

OBITUARY
Born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, her parents separated when she was three and her dad died a few years later. Her mom had to work and she had no adult supervision. She didn't worry because she could see the cafe from where they...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Dale Kelly
    A link to the graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery on 3/12/21.
  • Willow Kelly
    While I was in California for Mom's services, I received a phone call from someone that I just couldn't quite track saying their organization had chosen Mom as their legacy person to honor for the month and wanted to send me something. I mumbled my...  more
  • Willow Kelly
    Here is a link to the (partial) recording of the service. My apologies for the late start in recording but we caught most of the good stuff. <3 Thank you to all who attended in real time and are viewing this after the fact. We appreciate your love and support.
  • Shirley Carr
  • Doug and Margaret Crouse
  • DeAnn Pacheco
    I met Georgianna in the early 1990’s at the CUMC. She was the first person to make me feel welcome there. Georgianna was a beautiful person in every way. She was a very good friend of my Mom Edie Kirkegaard. My husband and I took the 2 of them on many...  more
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    • DeAnn Pacheco
      Willow Kelly Thank you for sharing this, DeAnn! Beautiful.
      • Mar 13
  • DeAnn Pacheco
    DeAnn Pacheco added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Georgianna Kelly:
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    • DeAnn Pacheco
      Willow Kelly What a great photo! Thank you for sharing, DeAnn! Where was this and what were you up to? Do you remember? <3
      • Mar 13
    • DeAnn Pacheco
      DeAnn Pacheco We were out on 1 of many drives. I believe we were celebrating my Mom's 96th birthday. This was taken at Duke's in Malibu.
  • DeAnn Pacheco
  • Dale Kelly
  • Dale Kelly
  • Dale Kelly
    Today we entrusted my mothers remains to the care of Riverside National Cemetery.
  • Sara Hansen
  • Nancy Chapman
  • Donna
    The first time I met Georgianna I couldn’t help but notice how her love for all seemed to be limitless, and I was no exception. When I joined the Corona church years ago she had a little gift for me and as time went on we formed a connection. Every...  more
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    • Donna
      Willow Kelly Thank you for sharing such a sweet memory, Donna. I can just see that little mischievous twinkle in her eyes when she caught someone's gaze. <3
  • Willow Kelly
    I am posting this message from Bobby Locke, one of Georgianna's cousins:

    "I am Bobby Locke, 1st cousin of Georgianna's. Our Mothers , Blonnie and Mary were sisters.
    When we were young 'uns we would play and play and play. Sometimes in Wartrace,...  more
  • Linda McGranahan
    Georgianna was a treasured friend to so many. I am so grateful to have had her in my life for so many years, her warmth, acceptance and love for everyone was always a gift. Her love of others and faith in God strengthened my faith as well. Always...  more
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    • Linda McGranahan
      Willow Kelly Thank you for your reflection of Mom. You described her perfectly. <3
      • Mar 9
  • Willow Kelly
    I am posting these photos and tribute on behalf of Linda Faxon:
    A tribute to Georgianna

    Georgianna was a unique person who added so much to our lives and to our church. She was at one time the official "Church visitor" (volunteer) and was...  more
  • Max  Williamson Jr
  • Doug  Rhinehart
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    • Doug  Rhinehart
      Doug Rhinehart I met Georgiana in Brussels in 1979. She was one of the most extraordinary people that I’ve had the privilege of knowing. Georgina exuded unconditional love. F Scott Fitzgerald put it ever so eloquently when he said, “ There are those who have to DO...  see more
    • Doug  Rhinehart
      Willow Kelly Oh, yes! This! Thank you for sharing. <3
      • Mar 8
  • Dale Kelly
  • Karen  Kingston
  • KATHY MUNSON
    I met Georgianna and Don the first time I set foot in the Corona United Methodist Church, probably in 2003. I was looking for a friendly face, and I found one! I sat next to her and introduced myself and she became a friend, a cheerleader, and a mentor...  more
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    • KATHY MUNSON
      Willow Kelly Oh Kathy! Thank you for sharing this memory. She did really love travel texts! I used to send her my itinerary and then text her on each leg of the trip no matter where I went. When I travel next week for her burial, it will be the first time in decades...  see more
      • Mar 6
  • KATHY MUNSON
  • Karen Eagans
  • Dorene Kelly
  • Karen Maldonado
    I only knew Georgianna for 5 years, but am so glad to have had the honor. I work at Valencia Terrace Senior Living and I can tell you that she is already greatly missed by so many. Whether feeling great or under the weather, I always got the same...  more
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    • Karen Maldonado
      Willow Kelly She absolutely LOVED Valencia Terrace! Almost every time I spoke to her she told me how grateful she was to be living there. Thank you for making those last handful of years so wonderful for her and providing a caring home.
      • Mar 1
    • Karen Maldonado
      Dale Kelly Thank you Karen for all you do and for your concern and support when I went to pick her up. Mom spoke highly of the staff at Valencia Terrace.
      • Mar 13
  • Tonya  Fitzgerald
    I loved Uncle Don and Aunt Georgiana. I remember when they lived in Florida and we visited and went to Shell Island near Panama City. The last time I saw her was my niece Amanda’s wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was so great seeing and talking...  more
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    • Tonya  Fitzgerald
      Willow Kelly Thanks for sharing your memory and this photo, cousin! She had such an adventurous heart!
      • Feb 23
  • Katie Bruellet
  • Willow Kelly
    Willow Kelly added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Georgianna Kelly:
    Mom and Dad at Sunset
    Mom & Dad Celebrating!
    Mom and Pepper - Albuquerque, NM
    Mom - Camel riding!
    The presenting of the flag - Dad's Memorial
  • Terry Ruiz
    My deepest condolences to all the Family. Georgianna is a great lady as is your Father and I will always remember them at the Kiwanis meeting especially when it was upstairs at Hacienda del Rey. I also remember having the pleasure of being able to walk...  more
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    • Terry Ruiz
      Willow Kelly Thank you for sharing these memories, Terry. The are both wonderful people, indeed.
      • Feb 22
  • Richard Ouellet
  • Renee Maclaughlan
    There are so many memories to share, but the one that stands out involves both Don and Georgianna. I had the pleasure to meet both of them in 1996, when Don joined Corona Kiwanis and Georgianna would come to meetings and eventually join herself. After my...  more
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    • Renee Maclaughlan
      Willow Kelly Oh, Renee! This made me laugh out loud! That sounds just like her (and Dad, too!) I know that she considered you family and always appreciated your company. Thanks for sharing this memory. Just imagining it fills me with glee. <3
  • Terry Crain
  • Tonya  Fitzgerald
  • Michael Kelly
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    • Michael Kelly
      Willow Kelly Instead of back to the future, it's back to the past. That car was fun and Mom was funner. <3 Thanks for sharing.
      • Feb 18
  • Diana Kelly
  • Randy Lewis
    We loved Uncle Don and Aunt Georgiana. Me and my two brothers always loved visiting them and our cousins. We were all pretty much the same age as each other growing up and we got to stay with them at least once every summer for several years. We loved...  more
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    • Randy Lewis
      Willow Kelly Thank you, Randy. Eunice was certainly a haven and delight for me, too. I just loved having our families together. <3 (I can't wait to see her again, either.)
      • Feb 16
  • Michael Kelly
  • Willow Kelly
    During one of the countless conversations, we had on our cross-country road trip in 2013 from California to Virginia (she was driving, of course – she loved to drive!) she paused for a bit with something on her mind. She finally said, “Did you know...  more
  • Janet Thayer
  • Kristina Adler
  • Renee Maclaughlan
  • Medwyn McConachy
  • Kim Resnik
  • Diana Love
  • Willow Kelly
    Willow Kelly added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Georgianna Kelly:
    Beenie (Diana), Willow and Mom
    Mom & Willow
  • Willow Kelly
    Willow Kelly added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Georgianna Kelly:
    Mom and Dad 1993
  • Willow Kelly
    Willow Kelly added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Georgianna Kelly:
    English Class Picnic 1972
    Mom, Dale and Willow circa 1975
    Mom, Dale & Willow circa 1993
    Ski Trip circa 1993
    Mom with Shadow as a puppy 1994
  • Willow Kelly
  • Barb  Frederick