Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 11, 2020
Kelly Philip Keele

Obit Kelly Philip KeeleIn loving memory of our son and brother, Kelly Philip Keele, (Lil Kelly). Kelly passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Grantsville, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2020. Kelly was born on April 28, 1985, to Kelly and Sharon Keele in Tooele, Utah. 

Kelly was an exceptional and amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. Kelly co-owned and operated Keeles Honey with his dad Kelly. Lil Kelly and his dad put in countless hours day and night year round operating Keeles Honey in Tooele, Fillmore, and Meadow, Utah, areas and also in Delano, California, in the winter months. Kelly had dreams and goals and was proud to carry on the legacy and life of Keeles Honey that his grandpa Vance Keele and his dad Kelly Keele built. 

Kelly was also an extraordinary mechanic. From a child, Kelly would take apart things just to put them back together again or try to build new things with what he would tear apart. Kelly loved to work and build on his Chevy truck. He loved that truck. Kelly would also mechanic on all of his family’s and friends’ cars, trucks or heavy equipment. If you needed Kelly for anything he would drop anything for anyone at anytime to help. 

Kelly’s passions were to go out in his Chevy truck, four wheeling, mudding and helping his friends who got stuck in the mountains. Kelly also loved hunting with his dad, mom, brothers and family. He loved chasing the big bucks with his dad and brothers. He looked forward to any year he could hunt or would just go to help his dad get that big buck. 

Kelly was an amazing person, very selfless and caring. He had love for everyone he met in his life. He leaves behind his dad Kelly Keele; his mom Sharon Keele; brothers Matt LaRoque and Scott (Bridget) Keele; grandma Pat LaRoque; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He loved his family and was very proud to be a part of the Keele and LaRoque families. He loved being a small part of the Chippewa tribe. Kelly was preceded in his death by his grandparents Vance (Shirley) Keele; grandpa Phillip LaRoque; aunt Debra Benton LaRoque; along with many great grandparents. 

Services will be held Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 180 S. Coleman St., Tooele. A viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with service from 11a.m. to noon, followed by graveside service at Tooele City Cemetery, 361 S. 100 East, Tooele. Due to COVID-19, please respect social distancing with others at the church and graveside. Limited available seating at the chapel. Until we meet again, you’ll always be in our heart forever. We love you Lil Kelly!

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