Lois Carolina Kelly

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Lois Carolina Clark (Kelly)

Birthplace: Rural, Eads, Kiowa, Colorado, USA
Death: Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California
Cause of death: Stroke and Heart Attack
Place of Burial: Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Stirling Kelly and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kelly
Wife of Lester Eugene Clark and John Anthony Grancich, Sr
Mother of Eldon Clark (C)
Sister of Thomas Romayne Kelly; Harold Stirling Kelly; James Clyde Kelly; Laura Helen Kelly; Cora Ruth Guthrie and 5 others

Occupation: Office Manager
Managed by: Private User
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About Lois Carolina Kelly


Lois Caroline Kelly Clark Grancich was born March 8, 1917 in Eads, Kiowa County Colorado The daughter of Thomas Stirling KELLY and Lizzie BROWN KELLY.

Lois left Colorado in 1936 at the age of 18 to find work. She and a friend took the Greyhound bus to Los Angeles California. She stayed with her brother Harold and his wife Mae at their home in Long Beach, California. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" at Vultee Aircraft in Downey, Los Angeles California

Lois married Lester Eugene CLARK in Los Angeles on May 01, 1937. Their only son Eldon was born December 13, 1938. On New Years Day 1942, Lester's car was hit by a drunk driver and Lester died on January 3rd.

Lois worked as a "Rosie The Riveter" at Vultee Aircraft during WWII and after the war she worked as a clerk in a real estate office. She met and married John Anthony GRANCICH in 1947. John preceded her in death on November 16, 1993.

Lois never completely recovered from surgery for colon cancer in June 2000. She spent her last year in a nursing home. On June 2, 2001 she had a stroke and also a heart attack. She died in her sleep about 7:30 A.M. on June 10, 2001.

Her wish was to be cremated and her remains were to be placed in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, in the grave of Lester who died 59 years before her.

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Lois Carolina Kelly's Timeline

March 8, 1917
Eads, Kiowa, Colorado, USA
May 1, 1937
Age 20
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
August 16, 1947
Age 30
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
June 10, 2001
Age 84
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California
July 3, 2001
Age 84
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States