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Dr. Carol S. Kelly
Dr. Carol S. KellyYellowRoseDr. Carol S. Kelly, 77 of Simi Valley, California, died Friday, February 10, 2017 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.

She was born May 15, 1939 in Marion to the late Leland M. and Vera (Beers) Kelly.

Carol was a keynote speaker and conference organizer for national and international conference advocating for children.  She began her career at California State University, Northridge in 1969.  She provided key leadership in developing and implementing the interdisciplinary program in child development, and working across and beyond campus to strengthen the program — which later became the Department of Child and Adolescent Development. Having established a legacy through her teaching, she continued to mentor students and alumni as a professor emeritus.

Last year, she received the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice at the 33rd FICE (International Federation of Educative Communities) Congress in Vienna, Austria in August.

She is survived by a daughter, Amber Taylor, Farmington, New Mexico; two granddaughters, Eliza Taylor, Farmington, New Mexico; Reyna Taylor, Simi Valley, California; a great-grandson, Samson Taylor; two sisters, Marilyn Rabbitt, North Palm Beach, Florida; Patricia Kelly, Marion.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Merle L. Kelly.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Private burial will take place at a later date in Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Carol S. Kelly Endowment Scholarship (givenow.csun.edu)

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#1 from: Rita Headington Parker
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Our sympathy to Carol's family and especially to Marilyn and Pat.  Sincerely, Fred M. and Rita Lou Rubeck Parker

#2 from: Jani McBride Rankin
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Pat, So sorry to hear that Carol Sue had passed.  I am keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

#3 from: johna nibert
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM

So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers..
         Johna (Eaches) Nibert

#4 from: Carl Wood
Lambertville, mi
Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 9:53 PM

Marilyn and Pat,I was re in Richwoodally shocked and saddened to hear of Carol Sue passing. Iwas not aware of any medical condition she might have had. I remember her beautiful smile. Also I remember her being very compedetive in sports. If you have services in Richwood,I plan to attend

#5 from: Dick McMahon
Phoenix, Arizona
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:50 AM

So sorry to hear that Carol had died. I wish the best for the family.

#6 from: Greta Hoffman Graham
Richwood OH
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM

My condolences to the family of Dr. Carol Kelly. My Mom talked about Carol quite a bit as we were growing up. I am sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting such a fine lady. My Mom, Patsy Marvin Hoffman passed in Feb 1993. Prayers to your family.

#7 from: John and Kay Coder
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 3:05 PM

It has been many years since I last saw Carol but it refreshes my memory of the beautiful smile she always had.Our condolences sent to Carol children and grandchildren and her sister's Marilyn and Pat

I remain
Kay Southard Coder

#8 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Dear Pat and family.  We are so sorry for your loss.  Please accept our deepest sympathy and may God watch over you all during this difficult time.

#9 from: Mike Thompson
Hocking Hills
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Carol Sue was a wonderful member of the class of 1957.She contributed much and well liked by everyone.I remember walking her home to their North Franklin home on many occasions to just talk about whatever.I don't ever recall her running other people down.Just a very nice person.

#10 from: Dean & Carla Lindsay
Wilmette, IL
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:45 AM

So sorry to hear about losing Carol. Yet pleased to know that Pat was with her during her final hours. We will be thinking about Carol and your family on April 23.

#11 from: Trudy Callahan
Santa Clarita,CA
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 2:52 AM

My deepest of sympathies to the family, and thank you for sharing her with all of us students over the years. Dr.Kelly will be truly missed by all. I was honored to have her as my professor & friend for the last 10years. She will forever be in the hearts & memories of many.

#12 from: barbara adams  ( Bobbi)
3022 trenton rd , Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM

so sorry to read this.  Have many pictures from the 60's of our trip to  calif  and  of our years as classmates at OSU and our trips and houses together as we established our careers before UCLA for her and UCB for me. So sorry we lost touch over the years. Hope we could meet to go thru the scrapbook and laugh about triumphs and struggles.  So sorry she has passed on.  I am preparing a DVD of photographs to send to Pat.  Would love to hear what happened. Pat have pictures of you and Merle and your diary of our setting out for calif in 1964.  Please let me know what happened?  Would love to hear from you.  Can not make the trip to Ohio for the memorial.Bobbi

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