Buck Kelty passed away on March 29, 2023.
Buck Kelty, 80, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away on March 29, 2023. Buck was a kind, loving, thoughtful husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend. He had a way with people because he liked to talk -- as myself, his family and friends know. Our family hopes that he is now out there playing with his yellow labs bouncing from one cloud to another.
Buck was born in Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1942. He was the oldest of 5 kids, Susie, Lisa, Debbie, and Steve. He served in the US Navy submarine service from 1962 – 1964. Buck was a Police Officer for Baldwin Park, California and Cottage Grove, Oregon. Upon hanging up that career he became a professional photographer. He was a judge in Cottage Grove Peer Court for many years. Buck loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, cooking, barbecuing and music. But most of all he loved his family.
Buck is survived by his wife Kathy; children Sean (Rachelle), Brian (James), Shawn (Jason); Ryan (Trina); 11 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for children. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.