January 21, 1946 – January 1, 2018
Patricia Ballard Kelly was born in January of 1946 in Miami Beach, FL, to Mary Elizabeth Ballard and John Patrick Kelly. She grew up in Miami Beach, attending St. Pats Catholic School through 12th grade. In her 20’s, she met and married Dale Lassiter, had two daughters, both of whom survive her with children of their own. Her eldest daughter, Mary, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a grandson named Ethan. Her youngest daughter, Kim, resides on the ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming with a grandson and granddaughter named Nalin and Cutter, respectively. Mom battled health conditions which left her unable to care for herself at her ranch in Wyoming and spent the last few years in Salt Lake. We would like to thank the Millcreek Wentworth and Renew Hospice staff members in Utah who cared for her on a daily basis. If you wish to remember our PK in any way, please, in lieu of flowers, send your donation in her name to either of two charities that speaks to you. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee PO Box 393 Hohenwald, TN 38462 Or The Dog and Cat Shelter in Wyoming 84 East Ridge Road Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 We will plan a celebration of mom’s life, a life lived her very own way, in the early summer of 2018 at her ranch in Wyoming. Date TBA. Mom communicated wishes for cremation and a desire to have her ashes sprinkled in special places. We will look forward to accomplishing this in 2018 and ultimately laying to rest the majority of her ashes in Indiana, next to her mom and grandparents.