LaRue <I>Wright</I> Kelsch

LaRue Wright Kelsch

Birth
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Dec 2006 (aged 86)
Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 17 Lot 103
Memorial ID 62236384 · View Source
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LaRue Wright Kelsch, 86, of Provo, passed away early on a Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 2006, surrounded by her loving family.

LaRue was born in Orem, Utah, on July 8, 1920 to Eldon T. and Lorraine Holman Wright.

She married Karl Kelsch, of Provo, on Dec. 16, 1939.

LaRue grew up in the Orem area and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, the Class of 1938.

Prior to her marriage she worked as a nanny for a prominent family in Salt Lake City. After her marriage she settled in Provo, where she raised her family.

LaRue enjoyed music, never missing a concert at the tabernacle or the Park, dancing with her husband, traveling with family, and her association with many dear friends.

She was an excellent cook and homemaker, a devoted wife and mother, and very involved grandmother. She welcomed everyone into her home with loving arms, and enjoyed their company.

She was a member of the LDS Church, Provo 3rd Ward, where she taught Primary for many years.

LaRue was active in the Delta Arts section of the Women's Council of Provo, and B.P.O.E. 849 Elks Lodge of Provo.

LaRue was preceded in death by her husband Karl, in 1985.

Together they owned and operated Kelsch's Shoe Repair in Provo. She assisted the customers at the counter for her husband and her son Robert who now operates the business.

She is survived by her 3 children, Betty Kay Tanner of Provo, Jary (Michael) Carter, of St. George, UT, Robert Karl Kelsch, of Provo; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brothers, Glade E. (Darlene) Wright, Springville, and Clayton J. (Jeanne) Wright, Orem.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, her twin, LaRiel Yates and Maxine Wright.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center Street, Provo.

A viewing will be held at the mortuary Friday, December 8, from 6-8 p.m., and again on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

The family wishes to especially thank Dr. Richard Olsen and the staff at CUMC, Latter-Days Assisted Living staff, Santaquin, UT, and IHC Hospice for the special care that our mother received from each of them.

Published in the Daily Herald on December 7, 2006


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  • Created by: Don Shelley
  • Added: 27 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62236384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LaRue Wright Kelsch (8 Jul 1920–3 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62236384, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Don Shelley (contributor 47103546) .