Bertha Mae Kelly, 89, died June 23, 2012 in Carlsbad, Calif. at home with family at her bedside, after a short battle with maxillary sinus cancer and much longer battle with suspected Alzheimer’s disease.
Born June 25, 1922 in Watertown, she lived in Carlsbad with husband Donald Paul Kelly, who died Sept. 7, 2006, and daughter, Valerie G. Browne. She was primarily a homemaker, but worked with her husband at J.R. Wood Company in Atwater, Calif. until they both retired in 1996. The pair returned to Fulton to enjoy family and friends during early retirement. They moved to Centralia, Ill. to spend time with family and friends; and, returned to San Diego County, Calif. for their final years with family.
She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Donald Paul Kelly; and husband of 32 years, Harold Howard Bronner; her father and mother, Nicholas Cleophous Martin and Lida May Landon; brother, Nicholas Martin; sister Mary Martin; and great-grandson, David Wayne Morrison II.