Nancy Jean (Bowen) Kelley

kelley11-2016My beautiful wife and companion in life for forty wonderful years has gone to a better place. She was born in Painesville, Ohio on April 11, 1948 to James F. and Helen F. Bowen. She loved her god and has accepted his higher calling. She loved her friends; playing cards, bunko, Mexican train and sharing a glass of bubbly with them. But most of all she cherished her family. Reluctantly, she leaves behind me, our children; Lisa, Chris, David (2nd), Michael, and Lori, our grandchildren Matthew, Erica, Christina, Angie, Christopher, Zachary, David (3rd), Nicholas, Stephen, Courtney, Kaylee, Brendon, Julian and Dominic.

She was the best friend and wife a man could ever ask for and the most caring and compassionate person I ever met. She became an E.M.T. to protect her children as they grew up. She delivered ‘Meals on Wheels’ and volunteered at ‘Helping Hands’ distributing assistance to the needy in Richmond. She became a Eucharistic Minister giving comfort and communion to residents of local senior facilities and sewed blankets for preemies in the Clear Lake area. Even in the last few years, as she struggled with her fellow patients suffering through chemo treatments, she made and distributed comfort pillows to ease their strife.

Her wonderful smile, her sense of humor and huge heart will remain in all of our hearts forever. I loved her from the minute I met her and will adore her for the rest of my life. We will be together again. Her loving husband, Dave.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at at 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, League City, TX 77573. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers in Nancy’s name may do so to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals.


  1. May God guide you on your journey home as your angel watches over your loved ones for you to help ease their pain as they realize the smile, the laugh, and love that will only be a memory now. You will be deeply missed, you are loved by many and will never be forgot as you will forever live on in our hearts. When we want words of advice or to pick up the phone to tell you the funny thing your grandkids did or the accomplishments they have made or just to say they love and miss you it will be a memory of your kind voice on the other end and your words of deep meaningful praise you gave to your kids, grandkids , family and friends that will get them through !!!
    Rest in peace Nancy Jean ( Bowen ) KELLEY
    Respectfully Nancy Kelley
    Spc Kelley, David Ray III Courtney Kelley, Paige Young Christina Wolfinger, and Christopher Kelley

    Nancy Kelley and children
  2. The fun, the laughter, the hugs, so many memories. Sargent, The Dinkette, the boat rides, the golf trips, the Kelley house at Christmas–all of those decorations! We so loved you and miss your great laugh, your big heart, your warmth and generosity. God bless and keep Nancy Kelley. Our heartfelt condolences to dear Dave and her big beautiful Kelley family. Although our loss is great we know yours is boundless.

    Judy and Bill Sharpe
  3. There will never be another Nancy Kelley. She was one special person. I’ve never met someone who enjoyed life, her family, friends as much. She was the most gracious hostess. I am so sad to hear of her passing and will pray for you Dave and all your family. She is truly missed.

    Jane Parker

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