May H. Kelly
1931 - 2019
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While living in Colorado Springs, May was an avid supporter and board member of the Arthritis Foundation, a docent at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Since moving to Los Altos, May has been a member of Saint Nicholas Church and an active member of P.E.O.
May 1,1931
November 8, 2019
May H. Kelly, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on Nov 8, 2019 from complications after suffering a stroke. She was born on May 1,1931 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Cora and William Habenicht.
She earned her nursing degree from the Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin, Texas in 1952. While at Nursing School, May met Tom Kelly, a promising young accounting student at the University of Texas who was also working part-time as an ambulance driver. Tom used the ambulance for their first date and captured her heart. May married Tom on June 28th, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas. Tom's career took them to Diboll, Kilgore and Lufkin, Texas; Springfield, Illinois; Denver and, finally, Colorado Springs, Colorado. May balanced nursing with homemaking and was the mother of five children. Tom and May remained partners in life and love for 57 years. After Tom's passing in 2010, May moved to Los Altos to be closer to family.
Wonderfully outgoing, caring, and fun loving, May had a way of making everyone she met feel welcomed, loved, and part of her family. Her legacy is a large, loving, tight-knit family who have learned from her example. She will be sorely missed by all. She is survived by her children, Jeanne Konkel, Tim Kelly, Lisa Williams and her husband Brant, Joan Pappin and her husband Matt, Dave Kelly and his wife Sue, and her grandchildren: Lindsay (Eric), Sarah, Mary (Yamen), Maureen, Brendan (Lauren), Trisha (Mike), Chris (Bree), Tim, Erik, Joe (Katie), and her greatgrandson Brody.
A funeral mass and celebration of May's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 16th at St. Francis of Aussi Church, 2650 Parish View, Colorado Springs, CO. Reception will follow at the Stonehaven Event Center. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to the Arthritis Foundation ( or to the Adopt a Sister Program of Mount Saint Francis (

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Published in The Gazette from Nov. 24 to Dec. 8, 2019.
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November 13, 2019
Dear Dave, Sue, Brendan, Trisha, Chris and Tim,

Please accept our sincerest sympathy in the
sudden loss of your MOM, GRANDMA, and dearest of friends.

We did not know her except for a few brief encounters when your mom and dad were getting married. We found your MOM (Grandma) and DAD
(Grandpa) to be exceptionally warm and pleasant people.

How wonderful that she(May) was such a LARGE part of ALL of your lives over this past year with showers and weddings, as well as, when you were all growing up through all the different phases of childhood, etc.

You must ALL feel truly blest to have the wonderful memories that she brought to each of your lives.

We will be remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you begin the healing

With Love and Prayers,
Aunt Kathy and Uncle Carmen
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