May H. Kelly (1931 - 2019)

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Service Information
Funeral Mass
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Church
473 Lincoln Ave
Los Altos, CA
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While living in Colorado Springs, May was an avid supporter and board member of the , 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 ( or to the Adopt a Sister Program of Mount Saint Francis (

Published in The Gazette from Nov. 24 to Dec. 8, 2019
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