Dorothy Angelyn (Cozart) Kelly (1943 - 2018)

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Dorothy Angelyn Kelly (Cozart), Age 75 of Bonifay, Florida, left this earth on June 10, 2018. At the time of her passing, she was in Moreno Valley, California, fighting terminal cancer. She was joined there by her husband, Charles O. Kelly also of Bonifay, FL and her dearest friend, Deborah Zero, of Chipley, FL and Moreno Valley, CA. Angelyn (Dorothy) was many amazing characters rolled into one. She was Granny Clampett, Betty Crocker, Hollywood Bling, Space Explorer and all the sides of Scarlett OHare. She believed in and loved books because she said, they allow you to dream that you are whatever you want to be. Education of any kind, but especially reading, was what she valued and promoted. As a pioneer for the future, she loved space and even owned a star or two; she always hoped she would see people living in space. Her family was at the center of who she was and what she cherished most. She spent many hours with her great grand-daughter listening to the music of today, sharing songs of her era and stories of days gone by. She worked in the transportation industry for most of her life and owned her own trucking company. One of her proudest achievements was being a part of and helping to start a local Youth Ranch and Rescue, The 10 Buck 2 Youth Ranch of Bonifay, Florida; It was the pet project of her daughter. It began on family land that was blackberry bushes and gourds. Dreamed, designed and built by Jeff and Mishca Randall, Meadow E. Martin, Kenny Krause and Charles and Angelyn Kelly or as she was better known Gunsmoke Granny. It quickly became known in the horse world as one of the best outdoor competition courses in Cowboy Racing. The ranch was known for promoting education, camaraderie, responsibility and commitment in Equine Ownership and competition. Angelyn was born on June 5, 1943, in Graceville, Florida. She grew up in Bonifay and in Montverde, Florida. She married her High School sweetheart, Charles O. Kelly and had recently celebrated 58 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband Charles O. Kelly of Bonifay; her daughter and son in law Ardea Mishca and Jeff Randall of Bonifay; Her Grandson Nicholas Martin of Tangent, Oregon; Great Grand-daughter Meadow E. Martin of Bonifay and Great Grand-daughter Charlie Laney of Dawsonville, GA. Extended Family: Siblings: Elizabeth Ann (Cozart) and Bill Bevil; Junior and Susan Cozart; Shirley (Yeager) and Ronald Lee; Edward Money (deceased). In Laws: Carolyn and Clark Gable; Jimmy and Dianne Kelly; Judy Martin; Joan Wilson; Kathryn and Danny Barber; Vickie and Gary Hayes.

Special family consideration is given to the following as they meant as much to her as her closest kin: Kenneth (Kenny) W. Krause, Bonifay (deceased); Cameran Duffell, Bonifay; Justina Krause Laney, Dawsonville, GA; Jessica Beaudoin, Sneads, FL.

A remembrance of her life will be held on July 15, 2018, 1pm at John Clark Park (Rec. Center), Esto, Florida. Any and all who knew her are welcome. Sandwich foods and drinks will be available. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the National Eye Institute in her name. The address is listed below or you can visit the website at https://nei.nih.gov/. Budget Officer National Eye Institute Building 31, Room 6A16 31 Center Drive MSC 2510 Bethesda, MD 20892-2510. In 3 little words I can sum up what Ive learned about life, It goes on




Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on July 11, 2018