Ruth Ottley Kelly

I was named after
my mother’s best
friend, Ruth Ottley.
She had that sandy
red hair of which the
Ottley’s were famous.
She lost her parents
early in life and had
to leave Idaho to live
 with her Aunt in 
Brigham
City, Utah.
After high school though,
she reunited with my
mother at college. 
She married late in life
and so she never had
any children.  She married
Tom Kelly.


Here’s the twist, I also
married a Kelly so I
used to get mail from
Ruth Kelly to Ruth Kelly.

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3 thoughts on “Ruth Ottley Kelly

  1. Jo

    How lovely to be named after someone. I don't know how my mum and dad came up with my name, I think they just liked it.

    Reply

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