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Jerry Kelly was my cousin. Although he was six years older and I saw him only infrequently, all of my memories of him were positive. I remember Jerry as kind and smart and caring. He was someone I looked up to. A man I admired. Recently, Rosemary and my wife, Elizabeth, and I talked about going out to visit him. I wish we had.

John Doble, NYC


Posted by: John Doble - New York City, NY - Family   Jun 15, 2019

I will never forget that when my Gerry and I moved into the neighborhood on Merlin Drive, Jerry was the first one to welcome us and make sure we were included in the summer neighborhood gatherings. He was a fun, funny, and sweet guy and he and Dawn and Clancy were awesome neighbors. He will be missed.


Posted by: Debra Demuth - Redmond, OR - Neighbor   Jun 13, 2019

Dear Dawn, You and Jerry were dear dear friends. I don't know how else to say it but we almost felt like we were family! We first met in Mammoth about 18 years ago and it has always been the best of times when we were together.
Losing Jerry was a shock to all of us. You were the light of his life and we could see how much you loved him too.! You two were a wonderful couple with many

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Posted by: Bobbie & fred Anderson - Palm Desert & Mammoth, CO - Family Friend   Jun 12, 2019
Jerry, Dawn, Jeff and Shirley on vacation in Maui, Summer 2000

From the first time I met Jerry in the early 90s - I was taken by his warmth, friendliness and open heartedness. Over the years, Jeff and I enjoyed visiting Jerry and Dawn in Playa del Ray and Mammoth Lakes and going on vacation with them in Maui and having them visit us in our homes in Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys. Unfortunately we didn't see much of him & Dawn in the later years and I will miss

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Posted by: SHIRLEY GUN - Ramrod Key, FL - Family   Jun 09, 2019

Jerry was a great big brother. I can't imagine how my childhood would have been without him. I got to hang out with older kids who wouldn't have given me the time of day were I not Jerry Kelly's little brother. In school the nuns and teachers gave me instant acceptance, and sometimes, unfortunately, Jerry's example set expectations that were not always easy for me to meet. In the neighborhood I was sort of a made kid (like in

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Posted by: Jeff Kelly - Ramrod Key, FL - Brother   Jun 08, 2019

Dawn, Bill and I so enjoyed the friendship of you and Jerry. We still cannot believe that Jerry is gone. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. A big hug! Karen


Posted by: Karen Nelson - Eagle Crest, OR - Friend   Jun 08, 2019

Old friends, many years, fun times, lots of love!
Jerry was a very lucky guy, who picked just the right partner in our friend, Dawn!
We just wish that you would have had many more years together!
Much Love,
Susie and Mike


Posted by: Susie an Mike Minifie - Chicago- high school friends - Friend   Jun 08, 2019

So many happy times when Jerry and Dawn lived in Mammoth. Going to the Kelly's for Jerry's famous Bouillabaisse, lots of laughter, great wines, the LARGE straw basket with all the wine corks. One night we were all having a wonderful time and Dawn took the dog out for a walk, when she didn't return, we became concerned. Dawn had gone to bed in a guest room downstairs. WE all decided is was time to leave.

A few weeks, before

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Posted by: Andree Wallis - Mammoth Lakes, CA - Friend   Jun 08, 2019

Dawn - I am so very sorry for your sudden loss. Jerry and I have been friends for decades and always enjoyed our times together whether at dinner, a sports event or cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. I echo what his son Michael says about his dad - he was a good man with a big heart. Dawn, as I told you on the phone, you made Jerry very happy . You were soulmates and spending time with both of you was always joyous.
Take care of yourself. Jerry would want you to be healthy and happy.


Posted by: Cheryl Lodinger - Studio City, CA - Friend   Jun 08, 2019

Dawn, Bill and I have so enjoyed having you and Jerry as our neighbors and friends for the few years we've lived next door. I'm so sorry for your loss, I know we will sorely miss Jerry and that friendly smile always on his face.
Love, Bill and Deborah


Posted by: Deborah Wells - Indio, CA - Neighbor   Jun 07, 2019