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Josephine "Dora" Kelley


Josephine "Dora" Kelley

Josephine "Dora" Kelley, 74, of Rock Springs, died on Sept. 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by family and friends from a long battle of cancer. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs for 38 years and former resident of Mora, N.M.

She was born on May 5, 1940 to the late Patricia Branch and Cordelia Sauzo Branch.

She attended schools in Holman and Mora, N.M.  She married Max Olguin in 1958 and they had six children, Nora Olguin, John Olguin (deceased), Max Casey Olguin, Yvonne Castillo, Mario Olguin and Anita Olguin. She later married Hugh Spencer Kelley in 1982 and he preceded her in death in 2002. She worked as a custodian at Rock Springs High School for 10 years and was a housewife raising her children and grandchildren.

Her hobbies included spending time with family and friends, taking care of her many cats, playing bingo, crocheting, listening to music and sending cards to family and friends.

She was a member of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Max Casey Olguin and wife Lori Olguin of Rock Springs and Mario Olguin and wife Diana Olguin of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Nora Olguin of Green River and Yvonne Castillo and husband Jose Miguel Castillo and Anita Olguin of Rock Springs; one brother, Pat Branch and wife Nancy Branch of Evanston; one brother-in-law, Joe Maestas of Salt Lake City; one sister-in-law Margaret Taylor of San Jose, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, two husbands and one son.

Following cremation, a private service will be held.


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