Patricia Jean Kelly | AspenTimes.com

Patricia Jean Kelly

July 29, 1925 - March 19, 2015

Patricia Jean (Lumsden) Kelly passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015. Pat was born in 1925, the daughter of Josephine (Biglow) and John Lumsden. She grew up riding horseback and enjoying the beauty of the Fryingpan River valley. During her many years in Aspen, she was an avid skier and dedicated first-grade teacher. In 1962, she married Earl J. Kelly, the superintendent of Aspen schools. A few years later, the family, including daughters Mary Elizabeth and Bette Anne, moved to Tucson, Arizona. Pat took up golf with enthusiasm, but retained her love for skiing and the Colorado mountains. After Earl passed away, she moved to Louisville, Colorado, where she spent her remaining years, enjoying old-time country music, donuts and coffee, mountain drives to see the fall colors and following the women’s golf team at the University of Colorado, coached by daughter Anne Kelly. In addition to Anne, she is survived by Mary Kelly and her husband Richard Lowerre; nephew Chip Woods and family; niece Kerry Brink and family; and niece Lorrie Woods. We will all miss her stories of life in 1950s Aspen, her unshakeable determination, her decidedly unique fashion sense, and her generous and loving spirit.


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