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Eldena Faye Kelly Williams was born November 5, 1930 to the late Larry Allen Kelly and Kate Sarah Russell Kelly in Sacramento, California, one of six children, and grew up in Citrus Heights, California. She went home to Heaven on December 9, 2020 in Superior, Wisconsin.
After attending George Fox College in Oregon, Eldena worked as a civilian at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento County. Her memories of this time brought her much joy.
Eldena was an accomplished self-taught pianist, gracing church services, weddings and funerals in her younger years, and her children at home, with her gift of music. She loved people and loved to laugh, and made friends wherever she went.
She was a kind and loving mother to her eight children, and taught them the Golden Rule by the way she lived her life. The most important thing she taught her children, through words and actions and music, was that Jesus loves them.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory seven of her children: Bill (and Janis) of Westminster, Colorado; Anne Treadwell of Hinckley, Minnesota; Fred of Hudson, Wisconsin; Kris (and Hunter) White of Montgomery, Alabama; Dena Williams of Palmdale, California; Kelly Hager of Blacksburg, Virginia; and Lincoln.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Valerie (and Zach) Magnuson, Douglas Treadwell, Kimberly Treadwell, Parker White, Caitlin (and John) Menching, Brantley White, Michael Williams, Nathan Hager, and Justin Williams; five (and ½) great grandchildren; two sisters, twin sister Elvena (and Fred) Badeker of Roseville, California, and Dolores Lovesee of Citrus Heights, California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was met in Heaven by her eldest daughter, Barbara Williams, her parents, her grandparents, Etta and David Russell, whom she adored, one sister, Edna Courtney, and two brothers, Walter Kelly and Gene Kelly.
A graveside service will be held at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights, California, after the COVID-19 pandemic has resolved.
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