A viewing was held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 5, with a viewing prior from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Kelly grew up outside of Theresa, N.Y., where he lived on a dairy farm. He graduated from Theresa High School in 1953. Kelly then attended New York State University Agricultural and Technical Institute at Canton, N.Y.
Kelly joined the US Air Force on Oct. 19, 1954. During his 23 years in the service he was able to see much of the world while being stationed on five different continents.
Kelly met his wife, Karla (Garland), while stationed at Lowery AFB in Colorado. They were married on Aug. 29, 1968. They resided in the Denver area with their children, Steve and Ross, before being transferred to Banbury, England in 1970. While there two other children, Kenny and Lisa, joined the family, before being transferred to Mountain Home AFB in 1974. Kelly finished his military career as a Senior Master Sergeant at Mountain Home Air Force Base on May 31, 1977.
After retiring Kelly spent ten years in the civil service at Mountain Home and seven years with Motive Power out of Boise. Kelly spent the rest of his life enjoying his many friends and family in Mountain Home.
Kelly is survived by: his wife of 39 years, Karla; their children, Steven and his fiance', Arysa, of West Jordan, Utah; Ross and his wife, Tana, of Salmon, Idaho; Kenneth of Mountain Home, and Lisa and her husband, Chad Carle, also of Mountain Home; and his sisters Eleanor Burrows and Lucile Bissel, of New York.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Carlton Eugene Kellogg, Jr., his father, Kenneth Kellogg, and his mother, Dorothy Kellogg.