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Carl E. Kelso

December 3, 1940 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 76)
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Carl E. Kelso, 76 of Hermiston (formerly of Meacham) died on Thursday June 29, 2017.

Carl was born December 3, 1940 in Webb City, Missouri the son of Raymond and Beulah (Lewis) Kelso. At the age of five, he moved to Pendleton where he attended school and graduated from Pendleton High School in the late 1950's. He lived in the Meacham area for over thirty years until moving to Hermiston three years ago.

Carl worked for Marlette Homes for many years. He then worked for the State Highway Dept doing road maintenance until retiring.

He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Hermiston where he was Past President and also was State Father.

Carl married Virginia Burton in Pendleton on February 23, 1985.

He is survived by his wife of thirty two years, Virginia of Hermiston; six stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Burton; a son , Dan Burton; grandchildren, Brandon and Wesley.

At his request, no services are planned. A Private family interment will be near Meacham.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Vange John Memorial Hospice 1050 W. Elm Avenue Suite 220 Hermiston, OR 97838

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