John Philip Marshall Kelton of Cedaredge died suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. He was 54.
Mr. Kelton was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Denver, to Jack and Lois Kelton. He spent his early childhood in Steamboat Springs and Loveland. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1975 and worked in the mines in Leadville. He later served as a police officer for the Leadville Police Force for several years.
He married Cassandra Ossel on Aug. 20, 1986. They lived in Silt and Edwards before moving to Cedaredge.
They later opened Cedaredge Tire and Auto in 1995. He enjoyed four-wheeling, telling stories, spending time with his family and dogs, and scuba diving with his wife in Cozumel and surrounding areas.
He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Kelton of Cedaredge; a sister, Susan Smith of Grand Junction; a brother, Jeff Kelton of Aurora; three nephews, Josh MacQuoid and Chris MacQuoid, both of Grand Junction, and Jordan Gillespie and his wife Brittany, and their children, Lexie and Mason of Goldsboro, N.C.
Mr. Kelton was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lois Kelton; and his sister, Ginger Gillespie.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedaredge Animal Shelter.blog comments powered by Disqus