James Angus “Jim” Kelley

1934 ~ 2024

James Angus “Jim” Kelley, age 89, passed away on January 27, 2024. Jim was born February 24, 1934, in Delta, Utah to Hugh and Lila Fisher Kelley. He married Maureen Warburton on October 17, 1956.

He joined the Army on May 13, 1956, and served until May 3, 1958. He worked for Boyles Bros Drilling Company, Christensen Diamond, and Atlas Copco for fifty-five years. Jim had a wonderful life, traveling all over the world for both work and pleasure.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Kelley and Lila Fisher Kelley, son Gregory Samuel, sisters: Coral Jean Huddleston, Margaret White, and Joyce Marie Stapley. He is survived by his wife Maureen, son Michael Hugh, grandchildren: Emerald, Alexa, Clayton, and Rhiannon, and sister Pauline Bowser.

Memorial services will be held indoors at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. You may watch a recording of the service online using the "Watch Service" button above.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s.


I worked with Kelly. He was exceptionally talented. Superior customer relation skills and a great smile, story teller and sense of humor! I’m so very fortunate to have known Kelly….

- Greg Taylor

Sending our deepest sympathies for your family. Mike you have your dad’s smile 😃

- Jerry & Diane Mika

Jim was one of a kind, a true gentleman! It was an honor being able to care for him in his last days. I’m sending Maureen, Mike, and all of his loved ones, so much love, and praying for their peace and comfort!

- Nicole