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Velma Joyce Kelso

January 9, 2013


Velma Joyce Kelso



A celebration of life will be held at a later date for lifelong Bishop resident Velma J. Kelso.

Velma was born April 15, 1927 in Bishop to Louie and Minnie Williams. She passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. She was 85. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; a brother; her first husband, William Bouch; and her second husband, David Kelso, Jr. 

Velma is survived by her son, Terry Bouch; daughter, Merry Cortez; grandson, David Mallory; granddaughters, Yolanda Manriquez and Caitlyn Cortez; nieces, Lois Kennedy and family and Wanda Hodgkinson and family; nephews, Wayne Chiatovich and family and Larry Williams and family; greatnephew, Chase Witman and family to whom she was known as “Uncle Velma’” and her loyal cat, Thomas Kelso.

She also leaves many great-nieces and great-nephews and her many friends at the Paiute Palace Casino.

We, her family, will forever miss her. 

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