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Vern Dee Kelly, Jr.

August 30, 1951 — June 1, 2021

Silverton resident Vern Dee Kelly, Jr. passed away at his home on Tuesday June 1, 2021. He was 69 years old.

A graveside celebration of Dee’s life including Masonic Rites will be held on Friday June 18, 2021 at 10 AM at Grand View Cemetery.

Dee was born August 30, 1951 at Ouray, CO to Vern Dee Kelly Sr. and Reva Jane (Lovingood) Kelly.

He spent his childhood in Ridgway, graduating High School there. He furthered his education at Fort Lewis College in Durango. On October 1, 1978 Dee married Sue Perry.

Together they enjoyed their time in the mountains of Colorado. He was a member of the Silverton Baptist Church, and the Masonic Lodge #37 in Ouray and Lodge #15 in Aztec NM.

Dee’s career was spent working for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He never met a stranger and was truly a people person. If allowed he would “talk your ear off”.

He is survived by his wife Sue Kelly, his sons David and Perry Kelly, a brother George Kelly, and a sister Sharon Smith. He his further survived by 5 grandchildren.

Please consider sending memorial contributions to Masonic Lodge #37, Chad Rilling, Sec., P.O. Box 921, Ouray, CO 81427.

Crippin Funeral Home is assisting Mr. Kelly’s family.

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