Doretta Rose (Clifford) Kelley

October 5, 1930 ~ July 22, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Doretta Kelley Obituary

Doretta Rose Clifford, daughter of Walter and Alice Clifford, was born in Artesia, California. She spent most of her childhood in Alhambra, California where she graduated High School. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Woodbury College in 1950. She worked as a Secretary/Stenographer for a private investigator who searched for missing heirs. In 1953, she had been attending classes at East LA Junior College when she met Dean Darrell Kelley in a Psychology class. They married on June 26th, 1954, in Monterey Park, California. She occasionally had other secretarial jobs, but her major career was as a homemaker, mother & grandmother. She enjoyed cats, golfing, travel, genealogy & reading. But mostly she enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Her husband, Dean, preceded her in death in 2012; her brother Robert in 2018 & brother Jay B in 2004. She leaves behind her children, Bruce (Anna) of Battleground WA; Eric of Port Orchard; WA, Jay (Sharon) of El Paso, Texas; and Dana (Edmund) Bressette of Lakebay, WA; 10 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren & 4 great great grandchildren. She will be tremendously missed.



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